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ROBERT CUSICK is a Founder & Director of the Applied Compassion Academy and its Applied Compassion Training program (ACT) offered in collaboration with the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. ACT is a groundbreaking 11-month global program that is founded on and incorporates the pillars and principles of applied compassion. ACT supports individual participants in the development and execution of unique public facing offerings that respond to the challenging issues of today’s world.

Robert trained at Stanford School of Medicine in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, CCARE. He is a Stanford Lecturer and Certified Sr. Stanford Compassion Training Instructor and teaches at Stanford University, UCSF, Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers and in multiple other venues. As a longtime meditator and former monk, Robert ordained in Burma under the renowned meditation master, Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw, and studied with him from 2003 – 2012.  In addition to his teaching, Robert provides grief counseling and bereavement support for adults at Kara in Palo Alto, CA where he facilitates retreats for fathers grieving the death or loss of a child. Robert sits on the Board of Directors of the (Sati Center for Buddhist Studies).

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