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Online Compassion Cultivation Training with Erika Rosenberg, PhD October 2023

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-7

Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued unless the course does not fill a minimum number of registrants by 1 week prior to the course start date.


Language of Instruction

Compassion Cultivation Training is an 8-week training course developed at Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) by principal author and Compassion Institute Co-Founder Thupten Jinpa Ph.D. with contributions from CI’s Founding Faculty.

The evidence is compelling. While compassion is an inherent quality we all possess as human beings, research from neuroscience, contemplative science, and psychology show that it is an orientation and skill that can be cultivated and strengthened to increase the well-being of individuals, communities and society. 

What does Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) look like?

CCT is an 8-week course, including:

  • Weekly 2-hour class, with lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises
  • Meditation practices that progress from week to week
  • Real-world assignments for practicing compassionate thoughts and actions

What effects can I expect?

While everyone will have their own unique experience, research has shown CCT can lead to:

  • Support for your health, happiness, and well-­­being
  • Reduction of stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Improvements in relating to others and the world

The 8-week CCT journey 

This course takes place once a week at the recurring time listed above.

  • Week 1 Settling and focusing the mind
  • Week 2 Loving-kindness & compassion for a loved one
  • Week 3 Compassion for oneself
  • Week 4 Loving-kindness for oneself
  • Week 5 Embracing shared common humanity and developing appreciation for others
  • Week 6 Cultivating compassion for others
  • Week 7 Active compassion practice
  • Week 8 Integrated daily compassion cultivation practice

Course Fee

$385 USD

A limited number of scholarships may be available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this form.

Absence & Refund Policy

We understand that life happens and we want to work with you to make sure you’re able to get the most out of your class. Before registering, please consider the following:

  • Absences: For 8 week CCT, we recommend you attend at least 7 of the 8 sessions. If you need to miss more than 2 sessions during the 8 weeks we recommend that you wait to take it at a time when you can attend at least 6 sessions. This will allow you to obtain as much information as possible and get the most out of the course. 
  • Refunds: Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or transfers for CCT classes.

Please be sure to take note of the time & date listed above, all times are listed in UTC offset.



Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Erika Rosenberg, PhD. Founding Faculty and Director of Research at the Compassion Institute, is senior teacher of CCT At Stanford, a co-author of the CCT program with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., and Faculty at Nyingma Institute of Tibetan Studies, in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Rosenberg is a Scientist and Author who brings decades of experience writing and teaching about emotions, meditation, and compassion in mainstream settings including Universities, corporations, health care, and diverse public forums throughout the U.S. and abroad.


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