Keep your compassion flowing

even when things are rocky

Sustain and grow your compassion in just 8 weeks through Compassion Cultivation Training©
- an evidence-informed and research-backed program developed by experts in contemplative studies, psychology, and neuroscience at Stanford University.

Limited spaces remaining in the March 17 - May 5 online cohort

Don't delay - join compassion researcher and Certified Teacher, Daranne Harris

Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00pm Mountain Daylight Time (GMT-6)

Only $397 CAD (Approx. $297 USD) for this transformational 8-week program

Research shows that Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT) can
increase self-compassion and self-care; reduce stress, anxiety, and depression;
and enhance our connection with others.

What is
Compassion Cultivation Training?

In eight, two-hour, sessions participants will explore facets of compassion for self and others through lectures, in-class discussions, and interactive exercises. Daily mindfulness practices that progress from week to week support this exploration and move compassion from an idea into a habit.

Who participates in
Compassion Cultivation Training?

CCT is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and for others. This includes parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, therapists, educators, students, executives, public servants, police officers, and people in a wide range of other professions and life contexts.


Week 1 -

Steady & calm the mind

Yoga at Home

Week 3 -

Compassion for oneself

Week 5 -

Common humanity

Week 7 -

Active compassion practice

Week 2 -

Compassion for a loved one

Week 4 -

Loving-kindness for oneself

Week 6 -

Compassion for others

Week 8 -

Integrated compassion cultivation

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For only $397 CAD (approx $297 USD)  you get:

  • 8 weeks of experiential learning that taps into and grows your innate compassion

  • real-world practices to increase your compassion for self and others

  • interactive class time with a Certified Teacher and compassion researcher

  • a series of guided meditations for at-home practice that strengthens in-class learning

  • membership in a community of people who share the value of compassion

  • exclusive invitations to Catalyzing Compassion events and practice sessions

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Meet your teacher, Daranne Harris.

I’ve both seen and experienced moments of great compassion and, sadly, times when compassion was palpably absent. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about compassion as a shared human value. However, thinking wasn’t enough. I needed to do something.


I’m the kind of person who prefers a hands-on approach. I’d rather be in the action than looking on. And so, I resigned my executive role in healthcare to pursue doctoral studies in healthcare at the University of Calgary. Research and knowledge translation are my avenue for better understanding the how and why of compassion in various contexts and helping others catalyze compassion in their lives, organizations, communities, and our world.


I’m honoured to be among a growing community of compassion researchers. I’ve so enjoyed connecting with the work of faculty at Stanford University and being accredited as a Certified Teacher for Compassion Cultivation Training, to grow a people’s capacity for compassion even in the face of difficult circumstances. Together, in partnership with individuals and organizations, we bring research into practice to transform the suffering and challenges that are part of our human experience. We ease individual suffering. We bridge divides. We build community.


I hope you will join me in this movement. We all need compassion and compassion is in us to give!



Participants say:

“It has changed how I perceive difficult people.”

While everyone will have their unique experience, research shows CCT can lead to:



Better Emotional





Job Satisfaction

Openness to Receiving


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