Other Training

The Power of Mindful Resilience
– Cultivating Compassion for Life

One-day workshop
based on the Compassion Cultivation Training program,

taught by two CCT certified teachers:
Diane Hetrick and Magda Szpala

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9am-4pm
Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

A unique opportunity to explore the compassion curriculum in a one-day workshop
For those who have already taken the CCT training and want to explore more, as well as for new participants
No prior meditation experience is required

In order to successfully navigate all the stresses and challenges of our lives, we need resilience. Resilience helps us bounce back from difficult situations and even grow stronger and wiser as a result. When combined with the qualities of mindfulness and compassion, you can experience a greater sense of stability and flexibility to live a life with more presence and fulfillment. These are all skills that can be learned and cultivated.

This one day workshop will explore the following questions:


P1080522– what is (and isn’t) compassion? what is the connection between mindfulness and compassion?

– what is self-compassion? why do many people find it hard to be kind towards one self? how to practice self-kindness?

– what are some best resources and tools that can be helpful in difficult life situations?

This secular workshop is derived from the 8-week Compassion CultivationTraining (CCT) program, developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University. It is taught by two certified CCT teachers, Diane Hetrick and Magdalena Szpala. This workshop will include traditional contemplative practices and class exercises (such as meditation, awareness, breathing and mindful movement), along with lectures and discussions drawing from contemporary neuroscience and research on mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 9am – 4pm 

Where: The Stanley Park Pavilion in the beautiful woods and gardens of Stanley Park.

Salmonberry Room, Stanley Park Ecology Society,
Stanley Park Pavilion
Stanley Park, 610 Pipeline Road
Vancouver BC, V6B 4B2

More details and directions:

Food Options:

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available throughout the day

Lunch: either Bring Your Own or use Stanley Park Pavilion restaurant which is located in the same building as the workshop. More info:  https://stanleyparkpavilion.com/stanleys-bar-and-grill/

$170 (CAD)
If cost is a barrier please contact us directly at magda@connectingcompassion.ca  A few discounted spots might be available.

Cancellation policy: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration full refunds minus processing fee ($20) will be issued if we receive your cancellation request any time before October 6, 2017.



To register
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