Teachers

Robert Cusick

Trained at Stanford University in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). He is a Certified Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training instructor and teaches CCT at Stanford University School of Medicine and in multiple other venues. He studied in the Soto Zen tradition while in residence at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, in the Ridhwan School’s Diamond approach with A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali), and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Jack Kornfield, Gil Fronsdal and others. As a long time meditator and former monk, Robert ordained in Burma under the renowned meditation master, Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, and studied with him from 2003 – 2012. He currently provides individual bereavement support for adults and children and co-leads men’s grief groups at Kara in Palo Alto where he coordinates and directs training for their Adult, Youth & Family, and Community Outreach programs. Robert sits on the Board of Directors of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. His practice is focused on recognizing and cultivating compassion through the application of mindfulness. You can contact him at: info@thecompassiontrain.com.

Events with Robert Cusick

Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training
June 25, 2020

Level Beginner and above Silence Level Partial silence What is it? The Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Weekend Immersion is a rare opportunity to dive deep into the core teachings of this exceptional program in just three days, surrounded and contained by the natural beauty and tranquility of Vajrapani Institute, (CCT is usually taught in weekly, non-residential classes over the course of 8 weeks.) CCT was developed by a team of world class experts. Thupten Jinpa, PhD — English language translator for his Holiness the Dalai Lama — devised the program in collaboration with a team of psychologists, scientists and contemplative…