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

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.


This one day workshop will explore the following questions:

– what is mindfulness good for? view

– 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 mindfulness practices (meditation, awareness, breathing and mindful movement), along with lectures, discussions, and class exercises. It will integrate traditional contemplative practices with 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

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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/

Early bird: $135 until Sept.18, 2017
Regular: $165 after Sept. 18, 2017
If cost is a barrier please contact us directly at magda@connectingcompassion.ca A few discounted spots might be available.