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Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW,
is a founding faculty member of the Dalai Lama’s Compassion and Cultivation Program at Stanford University and a lecturer at Stanford Business School. She has dedicated her life to teaching people how to leverage research-based mindfulness and compassion insights to create outstanding leaders and thriving work environments.

Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion

Mar 22 - 24, 2019 Begins this weekend
with Leah Weiss

Join Dr. Leah Weiss, founding faculty member of Stanford’s Compassion Institute and Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer, for a weekend of compassion cultivation training based on research from psychologists, neuroscientists, and contemplative scholars from Stanford University in addition to research gathered from her top-selling book How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind.


Compassion Cultivation Training

Aug 04 - Sep 01, 2019 Begins in 4 months
with Leah Weiss, Margaret Cullen, Monica Hanson & Erika Rosenberg

Compassion is an emotion that provides a sense of shared suffering combined with a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to show loving-kindness to those who suffer. The benefits of practicing compassion are profound and numerous, not the least of which is happiness, which can be infectious to your partner, family members, friends and even co-workers. Developing the qualities of strength, courage and resilience in the face of suffering can support a wide range of goals — from improving personal and work relationships to making a positive difference in the world.



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