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The Omega Center's Compassion in Connection Conference Exploring Compassionate Education Together Oct 26 - Oct 28 2018 Rhinebeck, NY

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Join top leaders in the field of compassion to learn about the major compassion programs, compassion training, and more.  The Center for CFT Founder, Dr. Dennis Tirch, will be delivering a training on Sunday morning.

There are many diverse ways to alleviate suffering, but compassion and connection are always part of the process. In the growing field of compassion teaching, it’s not easy to keep up with the latest programs, developments, challenges, and successes. Join top leaders in the field to explore how compassion work is affecting change and making a difference in people’s lives.

Whether you are already teaching compassion, or are interested in learning more about compassion as a general subject, this community-building conference brings together various compassion programs all in one place and provides an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the distinctive competencies of major compassion programs
  • Differentiate compassion programs from mindfulness programs or programs focused only on sympathetic or pure empathic responses
  • Explore larger issues of science-based efficacy
  • Network with other compassion professionals—teachers, therapists, scholars, and researchers

The conference includes presentations about the five empirically supported compassion training programs, a panel discussion on working with specific communities of need and the variations they may require, compassion meditation sessions, and more.


Thupten Jinpa, PhD; Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD; Kristin Neff, PhD; Christopher K. Germer, PhD; Steven Hickman, PsyD; Michelle Becker, LMFT; Kc Branscomb; Timothy Harrison; Rhoda Schuling ; Dennis Tirch, PhD; Karen Bluth, PhD; Lorraine M. Hobbs; Monica C. Worline, PhD