4 thoughts on “Compassion: An Increasing Global Movement

  • January 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Dear Elisha

    Here’s a further resources to learn more about empathy and compassion.
    The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
    The Culture of Empathy website is the largest internet portal for resources and information about the values of empathy and compassion. It contains articles, conferences, definitions, experts, history, interviews,  videos, science and much more about empathy and compassion.
    http://CultureOfEmpathy.com

    and the facebook cause
    Let’s Find 1 Million People Who Want to Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion
    Community Organizing, Research, Education and Advocacy to Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion
    http://causes.com/empathy

    Edwin Rutsch

    The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
    A portal for resources and information about the values of empathy and compassion.
    http://CultureOfEmpathy.com

    Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for an instant?
    Henry David Thoreau

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  • January 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    all good and hopeful news and here is another resource: Karen Armstrong who has written 12 steps to a Compassionate Life and won the $100,000 TED talks award to set up among other things the Charter and accompanying website: http://www.Charterforcompassion.org

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  • January 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I have found the work of Marshall Rosenberg to be invaluable in framing compassion in the context of both mindfulness and psychology in his work with Nonviolent Communication, which is worldwide. Not only the context, but the simple skills needed to embody and share compassion, are effective, and challenging too, since they involve a willingness to accept ourselves and take responsibility for our own triggers, freeing us to be empathic with others and to discard enemy images. Google his name or NVC for further information.

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