Compassion Cultivation Training© with Laura Banks

Recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm what wisdom traditions have taught for ages: compassion is a heartfelt awareness of suffering and a willingness to respond skillfully which can be deliberately learned, practiced, and strengthened. In fact, a growing body of research shows that training in compassion for self and others offers a wide range of benefits including improving relationships, supporting health and well-being, and reducing stress, depression, and anxiety.

Join Laura Banks for Compassion Cultivation Training©, an eight-week program designed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, to explore the power of compassion and discover your fearless heart. Learning to face the universal challenges of life with compassion can greatly reduce suffering and transform the very things that we thought would break us into the most resilient and beautiful parts of who we are.

Compassion Cultivation Training© includes:

  • A two-hour weekly class for eight weeks that includes meditation, science and poetry, group discussion, and in-class exercises.
  • Access to daily meditation practices to develop lovingkindness and compassion for self and others.
  • Practical applications to explore and develop compassionate thoughts and actions in real life.

Compassion Cultivation Training© is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and others. This includes parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, executives, public servants, and people in a wide range of professions and life contexts.

Learn more at:
A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, Thupten Jinpa, Lead Author, Compassion Cultivation Training©

For Yoga Alliance (YA) registered yoga instructors, completion of this training will earn you 16 contact hours in the Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics (YPLE) education category with YA.

Curious? Check out the FREE Intro class on 3/29 at 2:30p!

Date, Time and Location

Sundays, 9/13–11/8 (no class 10/11), 3:00–5:00p, in Silver Spring

Registration Options

REGISTER $395 (early bird rate of $325 through July 31)