Compassion Games

Grandma Turner’s Lessons

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By the time I came along my grandparents had already passed from this life, but I was graced with numerous “adopted” grandparents along my path to adulthood. The one I learned the most from was my best friend Kim’s grandmother, Grandma Turner. Grandma Turner lived across the water in the town of Suquamish in a [...]

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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Contemplations for Compassion

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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Contemplations for Compassion

“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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Contemplations for Compassion

"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 [...]