PeaceJam and One Billion Acts of Peace

The PeaceJam Foundation is an international organization whose mission statement is “to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.” To date, 13 Nobel Peace Laureates, including the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, President Oscar Arias,Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams, José Ramos-Horta, Aung San Suu…

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Gratitude Revealed Moving Art

Today we recognize the remarkable work of Louie Schwartzberg and his collaboration with Oprah Winfrey, Gratitude Revealed.  The Compassion Torch moves from the Greater Good Science Center to Gratitude Revealed. During the Global Unity Games, each daily mission includes one of the building blocks associated with revealing gratitude. Acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s TEDx talk on gratitude was a viral sensation, reaching tens of millions of viewers who shared and responded with their own stories of…

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UC Berkeley and the Greater Good Science Center

The Compassion Torch moves from Stanford CCARE to UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). GGSC research center is devoted to the scientific understanding of individual happiness, compassion, strong social bonding, and altruistic behavior. The center was started in 2001 and serves to conduct research, and to translate and disseminate research for the general public. The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient,…

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Compasion Relay, Day 3: The Power of Kindness and Science of Compassion

Today the Compassion Torch is passed from Compassionate Silicon Valley to Dr. James Doty at the Center for Compassion Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).  Dr Doty is a Clinical Professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education a part of the Stanford Institute of Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences.  He has also written “Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries…

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Can Santa Clara County be the First Compassionate County?

Compassionate Silicon Valley (CSV) is one of over 350 communities around the world that have embarked on a compassionate city or compassionate community campaign.  These campaigns usually begin with affirming the Charter for Compassion and then lead to playing in “coopetitions” organized by the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. The purpose of these campaigns and Compassion Games is to boost and ignite a communities ability to create healthy, vibrant, thriving places of opportunity and…

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Points of Light Kicks Off the Compassion Relay #CompassionUnites

The Compassion Relay begins with a brilliant point of light, an intentional spark that arises out of the darkness. Each of us is a point of light.  The Compassion Relay is a featured way to play in the Global Unity Games from 9/11 through 9/22. The Compassion Relay is made of a dream team of “Champions of Compassion” that are collaborating and celebrating the goodness and unity in the world. The theme of the Compassion…

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