STANFORD UNIVERSITY | Wellness 18: Compassion Meditation: Strengthening the Heart

In this weekend intensive, you will be offered practices to arose your untapped capacity to cultivate compassion, inquire into what blocks its expression and learn processes to open your body, mind and heart to the possibility of choosing compassion — as a response to life’s challenges.


– Space is Limited –

  • Instructor:      Robert Cusick 
  • Dates:              January  22, 23 & 24, 2016
  • Times:              Fri. 6 – 9 pm | Sat. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm |Sun. 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 
  • Location:         Stanford School of Education | Rm. 334 on Fri & Sun | Rm. 128 on Sat.



WELLNESS 18: Compassion Meditation: Strengthening the Heart

Investigate evidence-based models of compassion meditation and cultivation based on Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) program and following the Stanford Compassion Training protocol. Examine strategies to develop self-compassion, experience genuine happiness, reduce stress and negative thoughts, resolve differences with difficult others, and take compassionate action that makes a difference in the world. Courses mixes direct instruction, meditation, and group discussion on current research and its real world application.
IMPORTANT: This class meets as a WEEKEND INTENSIVE  only on these dates and times:
 Friday Jan. 22nd (6 to 9pm), Saturday Jan. 23rd (9:30am to 4:30pm), and Sunday Jan. 24th (9:30am to 2:30pm). If you are on the wait-list it is likely you will get in, so please attend the first class.

Robert Cusick trained at Stanford University in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and is a Certified Stanford CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) Instructor and teaches at Stanford University and in multiple other venues.  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 with him 2003 to 2012. He currently provides bereavement support for adults and children at Kara, in Palo Alto, where he directs, teaches and co-facilitates trainings for Kara’s Adult, Youth & Family, and Community Outreach programs. Robert sits on the board of directors of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.

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