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Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training – 8-week course – Elizabeth Pyjov
Compassion is the most talked about and rapidly developing topic in psychology and neuroscience. You can discover it for yourself in this enormously popular eight-week course. The class will meet every Tuesday in June and July for eight consecutive weeks from 7- 9 pm at the beautiful, legendary Tibet House US.
Using the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, meditation, lectures, readings, exercises, and class discussion, students learn to have a composed and compassionate attitude to the challenges of everyday life.
This one of a kind class was created by Stanford neuroscientists, psychologists, and contemplative scholars under the direction of Thupten Jinpa at the Stanford Medical School Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, created in part by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The class takes a secular, scientific approach to compassion and includes both an academic component and learning by doing and trying it out yourself. After becoming one of the most popular classes at Stanford University, it is now taught to students at Columbia University and to the general public at Tibet House in New York City. It is also one of Tibet House’s most sought after courses.
Every part of the class has been thoroughly researched. Research conducted on this course shows that it increases happiness and overall positive emotions, reduces stress and anxiety, enhances feelings of connection, decreases worry, and leads to a more caring, compassionate attitude toward oneself and others.
Included in Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training are a new recorded meditation for each week in mp3 format, a weekly supplementary reading or lecture on the science of compassion by a renowned psychology or neuroscience researcher, support in starting and maintaining regular meditation practice, and access to a monthly drop-in class after the course is over.
You are allowed to miss any two class sessions. There are no walks-ins for individuals classes – you can only register for the full course.
Please register online in advance, as this class sells out quickly and there are no registrations at the door. Space is limited, and once the class fills up, registration will close.
Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26
General:$325 with 10% discount to THUS members. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
What Former Tibet House Students Say about the Course:
“Taking the course allowed me to be more aware of my objectives, understand what really makes me feel well, and learn to better deal with suffering. More than that, the course taught me to perceive my every day experiences in a new way. I am now more objective in judging life events and less anxious and distressed in receiving them. Learning and applying the material of the course has also led to more rewarding interpersonal relationships and a deeper sense of connecting with any person I meet.“
—Andrew Zampieri, Ph.D. Student, Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
“Terrific class and teaching. I’ve studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, the Insight teachers and others – but the way Elizabeth teaches helps access the information as if by osmosis.“
—Nan Lee, Architectural Designer
“The class has been deeply transformative. The most compelling aspect of this course has been the scientific framework and explanations. After compassion training, I find that I’m more engaged with the world and respond to the world and myself in a more loving way.“
—William Kerry Huang, Associate Director, Operations at BRIC
“I’ve learned that the same compassion that I have for others, I can turn inward on myself to great effects. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been kinder to myself. I’ve feared that this might make me less productive, but there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of that. In fact, I’ve been more productive.“
—Al Pittampalli, IT Advisor and Founder of The Modern Meeting Company
“This proved to be one of the most transformative classes I have ever taken. Overall, I feel more harmonious with myself and others. The assignments we do each day have had a ripple effect on my entire experience of being. I feel much closer to my coworkers, strangers on the street, and even to those dear to me that I was taking for granted.“
—Maria Shkolnik, Lawyer at New York Legal Assistance Group
“I have become more productive and procrastinate less. I feel less anxious and more focused. Things seem so much more colorful, vivid, interesting, and enjoyable. I have felt freer to do what I want to do, in life and in the moment… Both intellectually and on an intuitive level, I’ve learned some of the benefits of being compassionate to others and to myself, such as being able to face difficulties more calmly, enjoying things more, appreciating people more, and creative a positive feeling in other people, whether I know them or not.“
—Anne Schwartz, Consultant