I found the Winter 2014 CCT course led by Maya to be life-changing. The course was extremely well-designed and taught. It provided me with the tools to better face life’s difficulties and challenges as well as appreciate the goodness in life’s simplicities. The tools also helped me better manage my feelings and reactions in my personal relationships and highly emotional situations. Further, applying the concepts of common humanity and non-judgement changed the way I viewed daily discontentments and this shift was liberating. The content, meditations, readings, videos and in-class discussions make this course exceptional and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Last year I participated in CCT with Maya and have found the experience incredibly useful in my life. The training helped me peel away the layers necessary to practice compassion towards others and more difficultly to find compassion for myself. I continue to use the audio guided meditation with regularity and would highly recommend the CCT course.
> Charleen Kretschmer
What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
Dr Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author of “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead” (Penguin Portfolio, 2013).
She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
…the tidal pools area brims with sounds, colors, smells, and textures. Waves and gulls dominate the Sound’s waves, regularly interjected by crows and ducks. Finches’ chirps are dampened by brush and tree foliage. The grey, coarse and water-compacted sand turns into a rich palette of algae in different shades of greens, sparkled with yellow, orange and red. The clear tide pool water offers a distinctive and powerful smell, interspersed by the coastal Pacific breeze. The smooth yet hard surface of pebbles is the backdrop for the bouncy and buttery texture of sea anemones and jellyfish.
by Maya Nader, 2010