Compassionate Integrity Training ONLINE
April 5 @ 6:30 pm - June 14 @ 8:30 pmFree – $200
Cost is on a sliding scale. Register here
Presented through an interactive online series, Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) at its core is a set of skills and practices supporting ourselves and how we relate to others. As we practice these skills we have the potential to change systems through greater appreciation of interdependence and common humanity. We are keenly aware that we also need community spaces to practice together—while we may have critical insights alone, we learn a tremendous amount in dialogue and community engagement. The CIT curriculum offers bits of received knowledge but the impact of the course is via engagement with one another, adding new skills and practices and moving toward embodiment of the material. This is the model and aspiration.
Based on the Dalai Lama’s model of secular ethics, CIT cultivates pro-social values founded on common sense, shared experience and science—and is grounded in the individual’s natural capacity for kindness and built upon common humanity and interdependence.
CIT employs an integrative educational model that incorporates three foci of knowledge: The Personal – how one relates to oneself, and the knowledge and skills related to the inner life including integrity, emotional awareness, emotional intelligence, self-compassion, courage, contentment and generosity; The Social – this includes empathy, impartiality, gratitude, endearment and compassion; The Systemic – how one engages with the larger world, putting the values cultivated in the program into practice in the world. > LEARN MORE ABOUT CIT
Cost is on a sliding scale. Register here
Meet Our Course Facilitators
In this interactive online webinar, Renée and César will guide the group through three levels of learning: received knowledge, critical insights, and embodied practice/experience. The sessions will be interactive with open questions, activities, reflective writing, weekly mindful dialogue dyads. Participants choose an “accountability partner” for a weekly a check-in with another in the group—however simple (texting) or fully engaged—to promote a longer conversation with some weekly prompts.
Renée Athay is the lead facilitator for Compassionate Integrity Training at the Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace beginning on International Golden Rule Day, April 5, 2021. She is a US-based Level II Facilitator for The Center for Compassion, Integrity, and Secular Ethics in Atlanta, GA. She facilitates globally engaging with participants from over forty countries who are now alumni in Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT). Renée is a train-the-trainer and is the lead for a facilitator training spanning the African continent in the spring of 2021.
César Zamora is a Level I Compassionate Integrity Training Facilitator based in México. He currently works with local governments and NGOs on peacebuilding and development programs. He holds a master’s degree in education and has a keen interest in social and emotional learning (SEL), educational technology, and sociocultural and peace studies. César collaborates on the Self Directed Learning version of CIT for the Spanish-speaking world. As a youth delegate, he participated in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and the 1st World Youth Conference on Kindness.
Ten Monday Evening Sessions
All sessions are presented virtually via the web app, Zoom. Classes are on Monday evenings from 6:30p–8:30p CST. Your committed attendance is a compassionate act of respect towards self, other participants, and facilitators.
Presented in three spheres of learning…
I. SELF COMPASSION
April 5, Skill 1: Calming Body and Mind
April 12, Skill 2: Ethical Mindfulness
April 19, Skill 3: Emotional Awareness
April 26, Skill 4: Self-Compassion
II. COMPASSION TO OTHERS
May 3, Skill 5: Impartiality and Common Humanity
May 10 Skill 6: Forgiveness and Gratitude
May 17, Skill 7: Empathic Concern
May 24, Skill 8: Compassion
(no session on May 31, Memorial Day)
III. COMPASSION IN SYSTEMS
June 7, Skill 9: Appreciating Interdependence
June 14, Skill 10: Engaging with Discernment
Download all CIT course materials > HERE
Compassionate Integrity Training is for personal practice and skills building. One is given a certificate for their participation if they have attended the sessions—we required 8 of the 10 sessions attended. Students can make up the sessions by watching the recorded sessions.