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Online Compassion Cultivation Training with Tony Pham (Butterfly)

Jan 11, 2022 – Mar 01, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

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Location: Online

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.


Tony Pham (Butterfly)

Tony Pham (Butterfly) (he/they) is a facilitator and healer that occupies the intersection of queer and BIPOC identities. He is a 2nd generation Vietnamese American whose parents came to the United States as refugees from war. Tony goes by Butterfly in sacred spaces where they steward practices rooted in compassion, indigeneity, and sacred lineages. They are an alumnus of the East Bay Meditation Center’s PiTA8 trauma informed mindfulness program for social justice activists. He is a formal student of Arinna Weisman (Theravada/Vipassana) and Lama Rod Owens (Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism). Tony previously received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Vietnam; he has also completed death doula and non-violent communication training. Butterfly is honored to serve as treasurer on the board of directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.


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Course Name: Online Compassion Cultivation Training with Tony Pham (Butterfly)