Day Long Workshop
with Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi
Saturday June 25th, 2022 from 10AM-4:00 PM PST
12341 Montecito Rd Los Alamitos, CA 90720
A Daylong Workshop
A Focused Exploration into the Personal Practice of Compassion
As humans, we are hard-wired to feel and express empathy, love, and compassion. When we do, we tap into a profound and renewing source of strength, courage, and connection. Wisdom traditions, the arts, and even science call the capacity to be both aware of suffering and willing to relieve that suffering compassion. It is how we have survived and thrived as individuals, communities, and as a species.
Recent discoveries in neuroscience show that compassion is both an innate capacity rooted in our care system and a skill which can be deliberately trained and strengthened. As we cultivate compassion, we become better able to respond to the challenges of life with wisdom, respect, and kindness. We build individual and collective resilience, growing in ways that make us stronger and more connected rather than hurt and broken apart.
This Compassion Cultivation Daylong Workshop is designed to introduce participants to the practice of compassion through evidence-based research, interactive exercises, personal reflection, meditation practices, and group discussions. It condenses key components of Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™), an 8-week training developed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), and now housed at the Compassion Institute.
Participants will be introduced to the science of compassion, gain insight into their own experiences, and explore practices which support the unfolding of compassion in their personal and professional lives.
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to explore the benefits of compassion. This includes leaders, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, entrepreneurs, public servants, parents, and people in a wide range of professions and life contexts. It is also serves as a refresher course and opportunity to practice for those already familiar with one or more of the many evidence-based compassion trainings available.
Sliding Scale $80-$120
Full Price: $120
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Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi
Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi (she/her) is a Buddhist monastic, activist, and popular
Buddhist retreat leader and teacher. She loves bridging the worlds of Buddhist thought,
current events and the latest research in the field of positive psychology.
She is also a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training and the Cultivating Emotional Balance program. She is passionate about social justice, and has taught in prisons in the US, Colombia, Australia, and New Zealand.
She loves interfaith collaboration and is a volunteer for the Interfaith Speakers Bureau of the Islamic Networks Group in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She is featured on a monthly radio show called “Reflections on Buddhism on KSQD 90.7 in the Santa Cruz area.
She also finds time to create her Unlocking True Happiness podcast which you can check out at unlockingtruehappiness.org where you will also find her current teaching schedule.
She is currently based on traditional Awaswas Ohlone land, in what is now known as Santa Cruz, CA.