Compassion Games

2013 Compassion Games: Looking back & forward

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What was the result when inmates at the California Institution for Women competed in last year’s annual Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest? For the first time in the institution’s history, 11 days went by without a single violent incident. So be prepared for more amazing results when the 2014 games return next September. We’re [...]

Day Nine: Contemplation on Charter for Compassion

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At the heart of all the world’s great wisdom and compassion traditions are sets of guidelines, principles, and practices to guide one’s choices and actions toward a more compassionate way of life.  For example, in the Judeo-Christian traditions these are articulated as the Commandments. In the Yoga Sutras there are the Yamas and Niyamas, guidelines [...]

Day Seven: The Breath of Compassion, Part I

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“Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows.” --Nisargadatta Maharaj Of all the contemplations that we know of, this breath of compassion practice is without equal in its universally practical applications. Its power lies in reaffirming our dynamic interrelationship with all of life, awakening [...]

Day Six: Radiant Compassion

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"We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world ...indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community." ~ The Charter for Compassion Widening our circle of compassion can involve tapping our intuitive wisdom with some degree of imagination. When we hear people claim that [...]

Day Five: Radiating Compassion and Lovingkindness

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When we were teaching in Thailand we were inspired to hear that when people talked aboutcompassion they used the phrase – metta-karuna.  Metta is lovingkindness, wishing people be happy and well, while karuna is the Sanskrit word that we usually think of as compassion - regarding the suffering of others with the desire to alleviate that [...]

Day Four: Be Kind on Purpose

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 Context: As mental fitness coaches for Olympic Gold Medal champions, world class record holders, and leaders in hundreds of thriving communities and leading organizations, we have designed these Contemplations for Compassion-in-Action as crucial “warm-up”exercises that help stretch our hearts and minds to realize the full strength of our potential for compassion in action. BE KIND [...]