Los Altos – Fall 2014

Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT)

Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others—and yourself.

Registration is now open

Instructor:        Robert Cusick

Dates:                 September 30th – November 18th, 2014

                             Eight Tuesdays – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:           Foothills Congregational Church | 461 Orange Avenue | Los Altos, CA 94022

Cost:                   Sliding scale: $300 – $325 – $350

For information and to register please fill out the form below.

Description: A compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and become a profound personal resource in times of stress. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness.

CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) is an 8-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. It combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. This course was developed by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine.  More information is available at http://ccare.stanford.edu/about/mission-vision/


Robert Cusick trained at Stanford University in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and is a Stanford certified Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) instructor. He studied in the Soto Zen tradition at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, in the Ridhwan School’s Diamond approach with A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali), and in Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s multi-year Dedicated Practioner’s Program with Jack Kornfield and others. As a former monk, he ordained in Burma under the renowned meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw and studied there with him for a number of years. Robert is on the faculty of the Contemplative Caregiver Course at the San Francisco Zen Center.

You can contact Robert at: info@thecompassiontrain.com

To Register:

Please read the waiver of liability and cancellation/refund policy below and electronically sign by selecting the checkbox for the waiver and selecting the checkbox for the cancellation/refund policy. Students must understand and complete the waiver and cancellation/refund policy in order to register for and attend CCT courses.

Waiver of Liability

I accept full responsibility for my health and voluntarily complete this Acknowledgment and Waiver of Liability. I understand and agree that the services and tools offered by Robert Cusick, Stanford University, CCARE and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) are not intended to replace or be substituted for medical or psychiatric care. It is recognized that the trainings may at times make participants feel vulnerable. CCT is not a therapeutic intervention for psycho-pathological disorders as defined in the DSM, and is not meant to be used as such. By completing this release and consent I assume all risk for any physical or mental consequences of participating in the course. By signing this release I also specifically and expressly agree to hold harmless, indemnify and release Robert Cusick, Stanford University, CCARE, CCT, and all training staff and each of their respective employees, partners, agents and associates from any and all liability for the results of the educational guidance that will be or has been provided. Moreover, I acknowledge that the particulars shared in this class by other participants are to be maintained as confidential. I will not blog or otherwise report on content shared in this class in any form of media. I also acknowledge that taking this course does not entitle participants to teach course content or represent themselves as affiliates to CCARE/Stanford University.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Full refunds may only be issued if your cancellation request is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first class session. A partial refund (minus a $75 processing fee) may be issued if the cancellation request is received between 2 weeks and 3 business days before the first class session. No refunds will be made for cancellations less than 3 business days before the first class session. All refund requests must be sent by email to info@thecompassiontrain.com.

Payment is required to complete the registration process. You may pay using the PayPal button below. When you click on the button it will take you directly to the PayPal website. To make the course available to as many people as possible, it is being offered on a ‘sliding scale’ fee structure. Please enter ONE of the following amounts: $300, $325 or $350 to pay for the course. When your payment has been received, you will get an email confirmation. Thank you.

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Or, to pay by mail:
Please make your check payable to Robert Cusick and mail to:
90 E. Portola Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
For more information or if you have questions:
Contact Robert at: info@thecompassiontrain.com