Inspiring compassionate action in the community, home, workplace, and for ourselves
Why Compassion Education?
We all face difficult situations, challenging relationships, and internal thoughts and beliefs that prevent us from experiencing the best life has to offer. When we become more aware, open, and curious about the world and people around us, we learn to use our natural compassion in practical ways to navigate life’s toughest personal challenges and begin to move through life’s ups and downs with greater confidence and ease. Be a part of making the world a better place.
Practicing compassion can alleviate our worries and fears so we can become powerful forces for good — in our relationships, families, workplaces, and communities.
Are our programs for you?
The flagship Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)© course was designed at Stanford University and is taught around the world by certified instructors. CCT supports anyone who wants to engage compassion for themselves and improve their relationships with others. It is taken as an 8-week small group class with a highly trained facilitator. On-line CCT™ course is offered where a local certified teacher is not available. Additional CI programs address related topics such as Forgiveness, Equanimity, Active Compassion; and the specific needs of professionals that serve the public under challenging circumstances in healthcare, education, law enforcement, other public services.
Live Online Classroom
Compassion Cultivation Training™ Online
Next course: February 25 - April 14, 2020
Learn what compassion really is, and how it is relevant to our everyday lives.
Try proven practices and learn skills that are already helping people around the world improve relationships, well-being and job satisfaction.
In Person Classes
Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™)
In Person - Flagship 8-Week Course
Compassion Institute-certified teachers around the world offer our flagship CCT™ course in local communities. Browse and meet teachers who are holding classes near you.
Live Online Classes
Active compassion practice: Tonglen Intensive Course
Begins February 12, 2020
Join Compassion Institute Founding Faculty member Erika Rosenberg online for a deep-dive into the active compassion practice of Tonglen.