Featured Courses

     

    The range of courses offered in the Featured Courses section of the Charter Education Institute stem from assisting individuals, teams and organizations around the world on understanding the mind and heart of a compassionate community and explore processes that create paths to design sustainable action plans to meet local, national and international challenges.  In addition, just as many of us engage in different circles of culture and society, so does the Charter for Compassion.  The Charter supports work in twelve sectors: art, business, education, environment, healthcare, interfaith (religion and spirituality), peace, science and research, social justice, social services, restorative justice, and women and girls.  Consequently, course work is being desired and implemented in each of these sectors.  

    Vist this page periodically to see current listing of courses which usually change monthly or bi-monthly.

     


     

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    Our Sense-Able Nature:
    Mindfully Reconnecting with the Natural World

    Start Date: July 20, 2020
    Facilitator: Kate Trnka
    Cost: $30.00
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Registration: Now Open!

    Experience the wonderful health benefits of nature by being introduced to Forest Bathing, Heart Math, Earthing, Ecotherapy, Natural Attraction and your 54 natural senses/sensitivities. More and more, science is telling us that it is imperative to our health and well-being that we have an intimate relationship with the natural world. This course is designed to introduce you to simple ways to develop and/or enhance your relationship with the natural world resulting in amazing mental, emotional, physical and spiritual benefits along the way.

    You will be guided through a variety of ways you can commune with the natural world. We will learn about natural attractions and begin the process of engaging with our 54 natural senses/sensitivities - yes, 54.

    Click here for more information and registration!


     

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    Growing Whole, Not Old:
    Aging Wisely in the Pandemic Age

    (Formerly "Awakening the Sage Within")

    Start Date: June 29, 2020
    Duration: 4 weeks 
    Registration: Now Open!

    Price: $30
    Special Price: for returning students: $20

    Optional Zoom Date: July 15, 2020 at 11am PT/2pm ET

    Aging in the Pandemic Age - Beginning with the 20th Century, people approaching elderhood could expect to live another 20 or 30 years.  However, the worldwide impact of the Coronavirus, has presented us all with new constraints, increased isolation, and amplified fears. Ironically, the bright side is that this pandemic has shed light on how important it is to find our purpose and plan for the future with clarity. Now, more than ever - comes the question - "How do you want to live these years?"

    Sage-ing® (also known as Spiritual Eldering or Conscious Aging) offers a new and viable approach to growing older.  It is a model for aging more deliberately, more joyfully, and more compassionately.

    Click here for more information and registration!


     

    Polarizaed World

    NEW!
    Start Date: 24 August 2020
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Registration: Opening Soon!
    Price:
    $30.00

    Proposed Zoom dates (optional): 

    28 August 2020 09.00 PT/13.00 ET
    11 September 2020 09.00PT/13.00 ET

    How do you feel when watching the news? The daily round of suffering, protest, accusation and dispute can be exhausting. It can sometimes seem as if the whole world is in turmoil and there is no hope for dialogue and resolution.

    Our world is going through a phase of acute polarization and the Corona crisis has only served to intensify the divisions between countries, communities and individuals.

    This is profoundly worrying and stressful. We can be left feeling powerless and bereft of solutions. We worry that it’s all too much to cope with.

    This online course offers a way through....

    Click here to learn more about the course.


     

    CIT TrainingBack by popular demand!
    Compassionate Integrity Training - Spring 2020

    Start Date: Starting the Week of September 14, 2020 -Two Cohorts will be offered, dates to be announced.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Registration: Opening in August, 2020

    Have you ever wondered how you could cultivate the compassion called for in the Charter or help others cultivate that compassion? Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) is a great place to start!

    CIT is a resiliency-informed program that cultivates human values as skills, so we can thrive as individuals, and a society, within a healthy environment.  By learning skills to calm our bodies and mind, becoming more emotionally aware, learning to practice compassion for ourselves and others, as well as engaging with compassion in complex systems, we can build towards compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness and reciprocity. Click here to learn more about the course.


     

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    Reimagining Our Future
    ~ Creativity for Resilience and Sustainability through COVID (Compassionate, Organic, Visionary, Imaginative Design)

    Start Date: October 26, 2020
    Duration: 8 weeks 
    Registration: Coming in September!

    Cost: $60 US

    In the midst of the coronavirus this pandemic, our humanity is being called to take a pause and take a fresh look at everything, all over again, as if nudging us to start over. This is not an easy journey, nor is it time-bound or certain in any way. We are being deluded with the idea of returning to normalcy while presented with heaps of confusing information which we now need to collectively process. It can be overwhelming to maintain our status quo in the midst of all this and even a more daunting task for us to start making fundamental changes to our lives.

    Many of us are faced with the questions - what now? Will we ever get back to normal? What will the new normal be? It is with the intention to provide all of us with a safe space to embrace this unknowing, that we have conceptualised this course.

     Click here for more information!


     

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    ¡Entrenamiento en Compasión Integral!
    Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) por fin en español!

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    Duración: 10 semanas, dos horas a la semana en vivo por Zoom
    Registro: Inscripción abierta pronto

    En estos tiempos de pandemia por el COVID-19 se ha vuelto cada vez más evidente la necesidad de desarrollar ciertas habilidades que nos permitan vivir más en paz con nosotros mismos y con el mundo que nos rodea.

    La compasión es un camino excelente para lograr esto, y a través del Entrenamiento en Compasión Integral (CIT por sus siglas en inglés) vas a aprender cómo calmar tu cuerpo y mente, autocultivar la conciencia, ser más bondadoso con los demás y además saber cómo crear un proyecto compasivo para tu comunidad o una comunidad necesitada desde la visión de la compasión, con sabiduría y respeto.

    CIT es un programa basado en la resiliencia que cultiva los valores humanos como habilidades para que podamos florecer como individuos, y como sociedad en un ambiente saludable. A través de aprender habilidades para calmar el cuerpo y la mente, y obtener una mayor conciencia emocional; de aprender a practicar la compasión hacia nosotros mismos y hacia los demás; y el compromiso con sistemas cada vez más complejos, podemos construir hacia una compasión integral, que es: la habilidad de vivir nuestra vida de acuerdo a valores que reconocen nuestra humanidad en común y nuestra tendencia natural hacia la bondad y la reciprocidad. 

    Aprende más sobre el curso aquí.

     

     

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