WELLNESS 131* – Winter Quarter 2021

Compassion Meditation: Strengthening the Heart

 Jan 22, 2021 – Mar 19, 2021

Fridays | 10:00 – 11:20 AM

For Information and Registration*

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*Registration is restricted to currently enrolled

Stanford undergraduate & graduate students.

Course is offered REMOTELY Via ZOOM

Note: The first meeting of this class is during Week-2 of the quarter (NOT Week-1). If you are on the waitlist, show up to the first class as you will likely get in. Also, if this course is full, you may be interested in other similar WELLNESS classes offered this quarter.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  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 (CTP). 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. Course mixes direct instruction, meditation, and group discussion on current research and its real world application.