Leah Weiss, PhD, LCSW, is the Director of Compassion Education for CCARE at Stanford University.
She is a Contemplative Educator whose research focuses on the application of meditation in secular contexts. Weiss has taught in a variety of settings including at Harvard affiliated hospitals, the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, the Alzheimer's association, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2008, Weiss co-founded the Foundation for Active Compassion, a nonprofit organization which provides meditation practices of compassion and wisdom to people involved in social service and social change work. Her work at CCARE includes curriculum development and teaching. She developed and directs the CCT Teacher Certification Program as well as other educational initiatives. Weiss received her BA from Stanford University, her MA in clinical social work from Boston College, and her PhD in theology and education from Boston College.