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Kozo Hattori

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Kozo Hattori

“Embodying Compassion: Cultivating Compassion Through Movement, Touch, and Mindfulness”

Kozo Hattori is a Counselor, Writer, Award Winning Filmmaker, and Speaker who structures his whole life around cultivating, researching, teaching, and sharing compassion. In his mid-forties, Kozo hit rock bottom and realized that all the misery and suffering in his life were rooted in a lack of compassion. From that day forward, Kozo has devoted his life to be the most compassionate man possible.

After graduating from the Cultivating Compassion class at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Kozo created the Compassionate Men Interview Series. Interviewees include Dr. James Doty, founder and director of CCARE; Dr. Dan Siegel, author of Brainstorm and pioneer in the field of interpersonal neurobiology; Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness; and Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peace activist.

Trained in Vipassana meditation, Aikido, Qigong, and Tonglen, Kozo developed a practice of cultivating compassion that is accessible to those of us who are too busy to meditate four hours a day like the Dalai Lama. The Embodying Compassion workshop will introduce daily practices that can help attendees cultivate compassion to improve their physical well-being, their psychological health, and their interpersonal relationships.


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