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Online Compassion Cultivation Training with Mary Doane & Roy Remer

Oct 18, 2020 – Dec 06, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Oakland, CA

CCT is a multi-week personal and professional development course designed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and taught around the world by Certified Facilitators. The program includes practical tools and exercises designed to enhance your awareness, compassion, and resilience.

CCT will support you to improve your relationships with friends, family, clients, patients, staff, and coworkers.

You’ll walk away from each CCT class with tools and practices you can immediately put to work. CCT will help you:

  • Improve awareness
  • Increase connection to others
  • Decrease the distress you may feel in difficult situations

CCT is a two-hour weekly class that includes:

  • Large and small group discussions to share learning experiences
  • Guided meditation to improve awareness
  • Listening and communication exercises to build compassionate interactions

You’ll also have daily homework of one guided meditation per day and informal practices to try as you go about your day.


Mary Doane

Mary Doane is the Senior Instructor of Education Programs and a curriculum consultant at Zen Caregiving Project (formerly known as Zen Hospice Project) in San Francisco, CA, where she was a volunteer bedside caregiver for over a decade. She is a Stanford University certified, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) trained, instructor of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT©). Mary has completed Buddhist Chaplaincy training at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, and Being With Dying training for clinicians at Upaya Institute and Zen Center. Prior, she studied socially engaged Buddhist practice with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Mary teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Roy Remer

Roy Remer has been an end-of-life caregiver and educator since 1997 when he trained with Zen Caregiving Project (formerly Zen Hospice Project) to become a volunteer caregiver. Roy served on the ZCP board of directors from 2002 until 2008. Following a career in book publishing, Roy assumed a leadership role at ZCP in 2010 and serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Roy teaches Mindful Caregiver Education courses internationally and facilitates grief support workshops and Open Death Conversations for ZCP. A dedicated practitioner of Soto Zen Buddhism, Roy is a student at the San Francisco Zen Center where he received lay ordination in 2018. He also guides wilderness-based rites of passage programs in partnership with EarthWaysLLC of Sebastopol, CA. Please contact Roy by email.


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Course Name: Online Compassion Cultivation Training with Mary Doane & Roy Remer