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Cultivating Compassion Workshop for Parents

Would you like to develop your capacity for resilience, empathy, mindfulness and compassion?

Who: Bishop O’Dowd parents

When: 8 consecutive Thursday evening sessions from 7:00pm to 9:00pm: March 21, 28; April 4, 11; May 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on April 18, 25). Click here to see the course outline.

Where: Bishop O’Dowd High School Chapel

Cost: $200 (sliding scale available) Register for the course here »

Space is limited.

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week program developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. CCT is designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others-ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being. CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness. Click this link to learn more…

Michael Downs serves as retreat coordinator and religious studies teacher at O’Dowd, and is a certified Compassion Cultivation Facilitator through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University.

To seek more information about the training, or to learn more about the sliding scale, please contact Michael at or 510-577-9100 x233.

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