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Cultivating Compassion Weekend Intensive

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

In our busy lives, it can be challenging to find time to cultivate heartfelt states such as compassion. Yet research shows that these are the very practices that enhance our ability to reach our fullest potential in all aspects of life.

Learn to cultivate compassion, empathy, and kindness for yourself and others in a training that integrates traditional contemplative practices with psychology and scientific research. These are critical skills for moving past conflict, engaging with change, and thriving in uncertainty.

This immersive training is based on Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), a secular, evidence-based program that works with conceptual, emotional, motivational, and somatic modalities. Guided by two senior CCT teachers in a user-friendly format that includes multi-media presentations, a variety of guided experiences, and discussion, you will learn:

  • The array of positive benefits of connecting to your basic good nature
  • How to become more attuned to others for authentic and supportive relationships
  • Simple practices you can easily use that increase your courage, strength, resilience, and self-confidence.

Discover how to connect more deeply with yourself and others in the ways that matter. This weekend is for anyone interested in improving their personal and professional lives with skills for cultivating the best in themselves and others.

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Erika Rosenberg, PhD | Margaret Cullen, MFT

August 11-13, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$340 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

In our busy lives, it can be challenging to find time to cultivate heartfelt states such as compassion. Yet research shows that these are the very practices that enhance our ability to reach our fullest potential in all aspects of life.

Learn to cultivate compassion, empathy, and kindness for yourself and others in a training that integrates traditional contemplative practices with psychology and scientific research. These are critical skills for moving past conflict, engaging with change, and thriving in uncertainty.

This immersive training is based on Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), a secular, evidence-based program that works with conceptual, emotional, motivational, and somatic modalities. Guided by two senior CCT teachers in a user-friendly format that includes multi-media presentations, a variety of guided experiences, and discussion, you will learn:

  • The array of positive benefits of connecting to your basic good nature
  • How to become more attuned to others for authentic and supportive relationships
  • Simple practices you can easily use that increase your courage, strength, resilience, and self-confidence.

Discover how to connect more deeply with yourself and others in the ways that matter. This weekend is for anyone interested in improving their personal and professional lives with skills for cultivating the best in themselves and others.

Faculty Bio

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Erika Rosenberg, PhD

Erika Rosenberg is a scientist and meditation teacher. At the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, she is senior investigator on the Shamatha Project, a multi-disciplinary study of how intensive meditation affects cognition, emotion, and neurophysiology.

Dr. Erika Rosenberg is a world-renowned expert in the Facial Action Coding System and trains and consults with academic, corporate, and entertainment industry clients worldwide.

A senior teacher at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, she contributed substantially to the development of the Compassion Cultivation Training program with Thupten Jinpa, which she offered at Google Inc., and presented to the Dalai Lama.

Dr. Rosenberg is also faculty at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute and has offered meditation trainings in diverse international venues. She is coauthor of the textbook Psychology: Perspectives and Connections with Paul Ekman and author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters.

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Margaret Cullen, MFT

Margaret Cullen is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist and a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher. For more than 20 years she has pioneered bringing secular contemplative programs to a wide variety of populations.

Margaret has been a lead teacher on numerous research studies, including Cultivating Emotional Balance at University of California, San Francisco, and Mindfulness-Based Attention Training for military spouses at University of Miami.

In 2008, she developed Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance, an evidence-based program piloted across the United States and Canada.

She has also been a facilitator of support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones for 25 years, and is currently a senior teacher at the Center for Compassion at Stanford University, where she contributed to the Compassion Cultivation Training manual.

A meditator for more than 30 years, she has written extensively on mindfulness and is coauthor of The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook.

Why Attend

  • Increase your ability to connect authentically with others in your professional and personal life.

  • Tap into your innate strength and resilience to be able to weather the ups and downs of life and follow your dreams.

  • Integrate practices into your schedule that are scientifically proven to create positive states of mind that help you focus, relax, and feel happier.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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