This course builds upon our Foundations and Tools for Personal Transformation courses. It provides a deeper investigation into tools for cultivating compassion as well as individual, social and systemic inhibitors to compassion.

Course Dates

*The next course will launch in February, 2017. Join our mailing list for updates!

Course Layout

This course is laid out in ten lessons and builds upon the theory and practice of our Tools for Personal Transformation Course (as well as our previous Foundations of Stable Care and Sustainable Compassion Courses).

Each lesson contains a short teaching and guided meditation, a reflection or experiential activity, and suggestions for home practice. You are invited to complete each week’s lesson at a time that is convenient for you. Most lessons take up to an hour to complete.  

Please note that course materials will only be available for a short time after the course concludes. Participants are therefore expected to complete the program within the ten weeks so that the full benefits of the program can be experienced.  (Please note that no refunds can be given.)

Live Sessions

The course instructor(s) will host a live video session via Zoom on dates TBD.

In these sessions, the instructor(s) will lead a brief guided meditation, address main themes posted on the discussion board, and answer live questions from participants.  Each course member will need to download the free Zoom meeting client in order to join the call. Participants will be able to join via phone or computer, though we prefer participants to use video whenever possible.

Work with a Partner or in a Group

You are welcome to take the course on your own.  You may also wish to partner with another participant or self-organize a small group that meets virtually or in-person each week.  Building and strengthening community can help sustain and nurture our practice.

Course registration is on the honor system.  We do ask that each participant officially register for the course, even if you are working in pairs or in a group.

Course Fees, Registration and Scholarships

Please note that successful completion of our Course Two: Foundations for Personal Transformation is required for participation. 

The course fee is $195. We offer a reduced rate of $95 for full-time students.

Some scholarship support is available upon request. We strive to make our courses accessible to all who are interested. We will do our best to respond to need-based scholarship requests, particularly those from applicants who represent a diverse life experience (including, but not limited to class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation) as well as those who serve underserved populations.

Please be in touch to inquire about financial assistance. Please also know that paying full price tuition if you are able allow us to offer scholarships and reduced rates to others in need.  Thank you in advance for contributing what you can to support yourself and others in this work.