Classes are taught in English via Zoom

& available for anyone anywhere.

CBCT Training
January 2021

CBCT CLASSES

Compassion Can be Expanded & Developed

Social Justice Training
March 2021

RECLAIMING OUR CONNECTIONS

Unlearning White Privilege

What to Expect from CBCT® Classes:

 

This 8-week class combines neuroscience, Western & Buddhist psychology and meditation with an emphasis on the the step-by-step contemplative exercises that anyone can learn in order to further develop empathy and compassion for oneself and others. (We spend 3 weeks on self-compassion before we address compassion for others). There are group activities, discussions and slide show presentations in addition to meditations.

 

It takes time to develop the skills taught in this program. We find that 8 weeks is barely enough to teach the concepts and the contemplative meditations in a step-by-step process, thus a commitment to the class is required. It is not a drop-in class. In addition, we ask attendants to commit to 10- 15 minutes a day of practice at home.

 

If you feel you cannot commit that time to the class, it is better that you wait and take it when you can devote that time because the class builds on skills from the previous week as well as group cohesion and support.

 

Emory University usually charges much more for this program. I have reduced the cost significantly to make it available to more people. Sorry, there are no further reductions.

 

Some folks have told me that this training has been life changing. It is different for everyone. As with any new skill, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Thus, it largely depends on you. People often report that they enjoy and benefit from this class.

All classes held via Zoom due to Covid-19

CBCT® Thursday 8-Week Series $250

CBCT® Thursday 8-Week Series $250

January 2021, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PST

1/07, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28

2/04, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25  

Coming March 2021:

Reclaiming Our Connections | Doing the  Inner Revolution Work

(Note: participants Must first attend CBCT 8 Week Series as prerequisite.)

 

Lisa DuPont, M.S.( Gyalten Chime ) draws on over 25 years of Buddhism and experience of working as a psychologist with young adults involved in discrimination & hate crimes plus her own personal exploration of privilege having been raised in a highly segregated neighborhood.

 

This Class is for any white identified person and especially useful for white liberals involved in social change.

 

The class  supports the "inner revolution" work needed to either effect outer social justice work or make oneself a true ally to people of color. The class goes deeper into the  contemplative compassion practices from CBCT class, using meditation and self reflection exercises, group discussion  and embodied emotional-sensory work.  

Reclaiming Connections® weaves in Compassion training with theories of Oppression and Internalized "isms" that intersect with White privilege while while looking at our own family/ancestors' narratives.

 

Together, we gently let go of the White Privilege we have been taught and bring more of a genuine heart-felt change into our relationships - from the dinner table to work and for some , to active social justice work. 

 

All classes held via Zoom due to Covid-19

 

6 Week Reclaiming Connections ® Class $125 

Thursdays  6:30-8:30pm PST MArch-April 2021

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1, 8

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