CIT Through CEI - April 2021
CIT Through CEI - April 2021

Compassionate Integrity Training through the Charter for Compassion

Course Dates: Thursdays beginning April 29, 2021, and ending July 1, 2021, 9-11 am EST (click here to find the time in your location)

The cohort is limited to 75 participants each.

Duration: 10 weeks of online facilitated group discussion on the Sutra platform with one LIVE two-hour session held on Zoom each week.  In between sessions, participants will be asked to complete a reading assignment, answer some contemplative journal questions and connect with an accountability partner.

Course Cost: The full price for Compassionate Integrity Training is $250.00. Life University’s guiding principle of "Lasting Purpose: To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve – Out of a Sense of Abundance" allows us to offer this course based on what you can afford. If $250 exceeds your financial means, then pay what you can based on the options provided. If you are blessed with abundance, please consider a larger-than-$250 contribution to offset those who cannot pay the recommended rate. If none of the pricing levels is within your means, please contact us at

About Compassionate Integrity Training

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. It is based on cutting-edge developments in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, trauma-informed care, peace and conflict studies, and contemplative science, and builds off of work done by Daniel Goleman (author of the book Emotional Intelligence) and Peter Senge, initiatives in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and other areas.

Facilitated by representatives of Life University’s Center for Compassion, Integrity, and Secular Ethics, Compassionate Integrity Training is an online course hosted through Zoom with additional materials located in Sutra. The course will include large and small group discussions, experiential learning activities, reflective writing activities, mindful dialogues, and contemplative practices. This is an opportunity to be part of a global community of like-minded individuals who want to learn more about self-cultivation, relating to others, and engaging in systems.

CIT has been used to train self-compassion, compassion for others, and building compassionate systems to community leaders, peacebuilders, individuals who are currently incarcerated, and youth considered at-risk, and in shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness and issues with substance abuse.

For more information about CIT, click here to watch videos describing CIT's Foundational Concepts. 

For more detailed information on how the CIT course is structured, click here.

To understand more about how CIT is part of Life University's Lasting Purpose, click here.

When you click on the ‘Register Here’ button below, you will be asked to create a Sutra account if you don’t have one already.

Testimonials:  Click here to read testimonials about the course.

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