Welcome to Compassion Cultivation Training:
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is a nine-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion.
What is Compassion?
We will broaden our understanding of compassion as we progress through the program. In the beginning, we can say that compassion action involves an awareness of someone’s suffering, accompanied by a heart response and the urge to help end the suffering. Later in the course, we will explore the idea that compassion is an emergent process that arises out of the interaction of non-compassion processes from attentional and affective domains, intention and insight, and embodiment and engagement.