Compassion Cultivation Training with Dent Gitchell

Thursdays September 23- November 11 6:00 pm – 8:oo pm Central Time

Compassion Cultivation TrainingTM  (CCT) is an eight-week evidence-based program developed by Thupten Jinpa and colleagues at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University and overseen by the Compassion Institute.

CCT utilizes insights and techniques from psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. The course integrates evidence-based meditation techniques, interactive discussions, and lectures as well as real-world exercises to put learning into practice. This is real-time course, and will be taught via the Zoom platform, and classes will not be recorded.


Participants will receive:

  • A CCT workbook / journal (PDF)
  • A website with guided meditations and other class resources
  • Over 20 hours of guided meditations (streamable and downloadable mp3 formats). The meditations were done by Thupten Jinpa and Kelly McGonigal of CCARE, and Dr. Gitchel.

Participate in a FREE two hour introduction to Compassion Cultivation Training™(CCT)  with Dr. Gitchel, presenting some of the core principles and practices of CCT in this 2-hour introduction!

About the Instructor

Dr. Gitchel is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Associate Counselor, and is a faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is the author of Pursuing Purpose: A Guide to Finding Meaning Through Meditation. He was one of the first persons certified as a teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT) through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, in December 2013, and has been the teaching the curriculum steadily since then.


He has been selected three times as a Senior Investigator for the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. He has presented talks and workshops on Mindfulness and Compassion at a wide variety of local, regional and national organizations. He is a member of the Dawn Mountain community and is also a student of Geshe Thupten Dorjee, and a member of the Episcopal Church.