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Compassion Research Centers

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Bath Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion - University of Bath, UK

Center for Compassion Studies - University of Arizona, USA

Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) - Stanford University Medical School, USA. 

Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics - Emory University, USA Center

Center for Mindfulness and Compassion - Cambridge Health Alliance - Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, USA

Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience - Arizona State University, USA

Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies – The University of Melbourne, Australia

Centre for Healthy Minds - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The Compassion Mind Research Group - University of Queensland, Australia

Compassion and Wellbeing Research Centre - University of Derby, UK

Compassionate Communities Centre of Expertise - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Department of Social Neuroscience - Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science, Leipzig, Germany

Global Compassion Initiative - University of Edinburgh, UK

Greater Good Science Center - University of California-Berkely, California, USA

Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

The Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies -Monash University, Australia

T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion – University of California San Diego, USA

Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence - Yale University, USA


If you are aware of any other compassion research centres/institutes, please send information to Lynne Reeder


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