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Culture of Empathy Builder Leah Weiss Ekstrom


 Leah Weiss Ekstrom & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion

Leah Weiss Ekstrom is a Contemplative Educator whose research and teaching focuses on the application of meditation in secular contexts.

Currently, Leah is Director of Compassion Education at Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).

Leah directs the CCARE: Compassion Training Course (CTC) professional education program as well as other educational initiatives such as the application of compassion meditation in schools  "The Compassion Training Course is a nine-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. The CTC integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The program was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers."
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Leah Weiss Ekstrom & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion



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Leah Weiss Ekstrom - On compassion - TEDxTraverseCity2012 


Video Outline

  • Works with veterans

  • Compassion tips

    • The pauses

    • Prompts

    • Self-compassion

  • Our fundamental humanity

  •  Compassion is transformative and can change the world