The Face, Emotion, and Compassionate Connection

  • New Integrated Workshop at 1440 Multiversity: New Workshop! The Face, Emotion, and Compassionate Connection. Join the new integrated training in Emotion Recognition and Meditation, offered at 1440 Multiversity .

You will experience lecture, small group discussion, interaction in pairs, meditation, and role-playing to learn not only what other people’s faces send out, but also how your own reactions might be received in turn.

You will learn:

How the face gives unique access to emotional experiences
To recognize universal facial expressions
The meaning behind non-verbal behaviors and how to read what other people are feeling
Awareness of the impact of the facial expressions you exhibit when you respond to others
Facial awareness to increase openness and responsiveness to others.
You will leave with access to a deepened presence with others and skillfulness in navigating the terrain of social interaction for enhanced connection in your personal and professional life.

Register here through 1440 Multiversity.

Wednesdays, 7-9pm at Stanford University
Jan 18-Mar 8, 2017

Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training

  • Join Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D., Senior teach and co-developer of Stanford University Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), for the 8-week training in Winter 2017. The training includes:
  • guided meditations and visualizations,
  • experiential exercises,
  • group discussion
  • informal lecturing
  • scientific research
  • multi-media presentations
  • daily home practices

In CCT, Compassion:

  • rejuvenates rather than exhausts
  • connects rather than separates
  • fosters courage, strength, resilience and self-confidence
  • Is universal and accessible to all faiths and belief systems

Register here through the Stanford website.




Erika’s Meditation Background

Erika Rosenberg has been practicing meditation since 1989. Although her primary background is in Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma lineage), she has also been influenced profoundly by Vipassana teachings. In her classes, Erika specializes in integrating traditional Buddhist practices with key concepts and techniques from Western Psychology to help people navigate the challenges of daily life and work. Erika teaches regularly at Nyingma Institute of Tibetan Studies in Berkeley, CA, through Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), and offers workshops elsewhere on request.