Jun
2
Jun 4

Basics of Compassionate Listening Intensive Weekend

TACOMA, WASHINGTON:
Facilitated by Joanie Levine & Yehudah Winter
June 2nd, 7-9:30 pm, June 3rd, 10am-6pm, June 4th, 1-6pm
Location: TBD
Cost: sliding scale $195-$300 - $100 required with registration
Final payment at completion of workshop. Partial work trades available.

Deepen your ability to:

  • Listen with the heart
  • Speak from the heart
  • Suspend judgment
  • Maintain balance in the heat of conflict
  • Hold compassion for self and others

Joanie & Yehudah have taught the Basics of Compassionate Listening in Java, Malaysia, Rwanda, Uganda, Israel, Palestine and throughout Oregon, plus numerous short introductions to CL, including to the Air Force National Guard and Mercy Corps. They taught these skills during the Nov. 2015 Compassionate Listening Delegation to Israel & Palestine. Yehudah went on the early CLD trips to Israel, Lebanon & Syria. Joanie brings her expertise in authentic movement and dance to the workshops, while Yehudah brings his skills as a facilitator with Resolutions Northwest and Alternatives to Violence in prisons. Attendees will be encouraged to develop practice groups in their locales.

To register: (503) 679-5933
PayPal: joanlevine@me.com
or via Mail to: CL Oregon, 5707 NE 15th Ave, Ptld OR 97211


Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Mindful Self-Compassion (8 weeks)

Registration is required. please register here. 

Thursdays, March 16 – May 4, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Retreat Sunday April 23, 2017, 10am-2pm

Course Description:

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a well-researched and effective 8-week program developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. This class helps participants develop the habits of being kinder to ourselves and others, and living with more ease and well-being in our daily life. Mindful self-compassion is a first step in emotional healing. We learn to be-friend oneself, and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness, curiosity and love, rather than self-judgment, or self-criticism.

In the weekly program, participants will learn through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, short presentations, group discussion and home practices. Learning is mostly experiential and includes current theory and research on self-compassion. 

Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts resilience, happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as healthy eating and exercise.  MSC can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of recognizing moments of difficulty, and repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves. It extends cultivation of that same desire beyond ourselves to all living beings to live happily and free from suffering.

Perhaps most importantly, cultivating self-compassion allows one to honor and accept our humanness. Things will not always go the way we want them to. We often encounter frustrations and losses. We make mistakes and bump up against our limitations, or fall short of our ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by us all. The more we open our heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more we will be able to feel compassion for ourselves and all our fellow humans.

Class Dates:

8-week course on Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours
March 16 – May 4, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30pm
Retreat: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10am-2pm

Course Fees:

$360.00 regular registration
$365.00: Registration with a certificate of completion to use for CEUs
$270.00 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructors:

Yaffa Maritz, LMHC
Yaffa is a co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers and Reflective Parenting, two research based parenting programs. She is the founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting. Yaffa was born and trained in Israel as a clinical psychologist. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and served on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional, and mental health. 

Yaffa participated in the Stanford yearlong teachers training program called CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) that was offered through Stanford's Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education. She also completed the advanced training program in MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) with Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.  

Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH
Elizabeth is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. As a physician researcher, Elizabeth and her team have conducted innovative research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings, which have been adopted worldwide. Elizabeth has had a daily meditation practice for more than 25 years.  She has trained extensively with leaders in mindfulness programs, and began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4 years ago. She has trained with Drs. Chris Germer and Kristen Neff, to become a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion.  

Women Building Bridges of Interfaith Unity
Mar
4
8:30 am08:30

Women Building Bridges of Interfaith Unity

NOTE: Compassionate Action Network Board Chair Cynthia Figge will keynote this event.

Compassion. Hope. Commitment.

Join us March 4, 2017 for the inaugural Interfaith Women’s Conference, an event for women of all faiths throughout the entire Puget Sound region. Together, we’ll experience the power of unity and discover new ways to strengthen our communities.  As we learn from and grow with one another at the Interfaith Women’s Conference, we will explore ways we can work together to assist more people in need.

This one-day conference was designed for women who are interested in exploring the potential and power of interfaith collaboration, renewing their personal spiritual life, and engaging with their community to spur positive change. In an often-divisive world, the Interfaith Women’s Conference will emphasize that which unites us—compassion and understanding.

Understanding. Respect. Cooperation.

We are passionate about engaging all women—those who are affiliated with a particular religious tradition as well as those of no specific faith. This includes those who are spiritual but not religious. The Interfaith Women’s Conference is not only for women who attend churches, temples, and mosques. It is also for non-affiliated women who are spiritually curious and who support religious pluralism, respectful dialogue, and engaged social action that benefits communities.

The conference will offer a keynote presentation, three workshop periods with 24 workshops to choose from, lunch, a closing ceremony, spiritual practice rooms, wake-up yoga and contemplative practice, as well as booths for sponsors, vendors, nonprofits, and communities of faith.  Attendees will choose among multiple workshop sessions each period with themes such as sacred acts in everyday life; women’s faith journeys; empowering ourselves, serving our communities; strength in adversity; and spiritual arts.  Workshops will explore key topical areas including faith; community and family; and service. Vendors will include women-owned businesses and services/products of interest to women. 

The Interfaith Women’s Conference, presented by Associated Ministries (AM), will be held at Curtis Senior High School in University Place, WA on March 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Community volunteers from numerous faith traditions will coordinate and carry out the conference alongside AM staff.

We hope you can join us for this special event that will change lives, communities, and you.

#interfaith_unity

Feb
1
Feb 7

Compassion Games: World Interfaith Harmony Week

**World Interfaith Harmony Week**
#AllFaithsOneLove
February 1st - February 7th
Sign up to play today here:
http://compassiongames.org/world-interfaith-harmony-week/
The purpose of the World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition is:

1. To celebrate and make known the strong undercurrent of interfaith work already happening in the world, and to bring attention to this remarkable work so its positive momentum can continue to inspire and grow;
2. To amplify existing efforts and create new initiatives to further the reach of the interfaith movement, and to raise a broader awareness in the world’s communities that interfaith unity is possible. In addition, we want to ignite a sense of urgency for the need of this movement more now than ever;
3. To encourage faith communities around the world to reach out to their neighbors of different faiths in order to create new relationships of respect, understanding, and collaboration to expand the reach of the interfaith movement throughout the world.

By playing in the World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition you join a global movement to bring the reality of interfaith peace to communities around the world!

 

Compassion Games: World Interfaith Harmony Week Call for Peacemakers
Jan
30
12:00 pm12:00

Compassion Games: World Interfaith Harmony Week Call for Peacemakers


This call will prepare you and teams playing the..... 
**World Interfaith Harmony Week**
#AllFaithsOneLove
Febraury 1st - February 7th
Sign up to play today here:
http://compassiongames.org/world-interfaith-harmony-week/

We will be annoncing for the first time the 7 Champions of Peace for The Global Compassion Relay included in the daily missions. We will also introduce the NEW Featrued way to play "Building A Global Fire of Compassion." There will be time to ask questions and get to know others striving together to make a more peaceful and loving world too.

The purpose of the World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition is:

1. To celebrate and make known the strong undercurrent of interfaith work already happening in the world, and to bring attention to this remarkable work so its positive momentum can continue to inspire and grow;
2. To amplify existing efforts and create new initiatives to further the reach of the interfaith movement, and to raise a broader awareness in the world’s communities that interfaith unity is possible. In addition, we want to ignite a sense of urgency for the need of this movement more now than ever;
3. To encourage faith communities around the world to reach out to their neighbors of different faiths in order to create new relationships of respect, understanding, and collaboration to expand the reach of the interfaith movement throughout the world.
By playing in the World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition you join a global movement to bring the reality of interfaith peace to communities around the world!
Topic: World Interfaith Harmony Week For Peace Makers
Time: Jan 30, 2017 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/608577495

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,608577495# or +14086380968,608577495#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 608 577 495
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=F_jryliIBbJbaYPD0eOAYHyANQ_f0GyK

If you have any questions please email Compassion Games International Relations Coach, Sommer Joy
sommer@compassiongames.org
 

Midful Self-Compassion (8 weeks, evenings)
Jan
5
1:00 pm13:00

Midful Self-Compassion (8 weeks, evenings)

  • Center for Child and Family Well-Being

Mindful Self-Compassion (8 weeks, evening)

6:00pm - 8:30pm
CCFW

Thursday evenings, January 5 – February 23, 6:00pm – 8:30pm*
Retreat: Sunday, February 12 (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
* lease note that the first class on Jan 5 will be 15 mins longer (6:00 - 8:45pm)

Registration is required; please register here.

Course Description

Mindful Self-Compassion or “MSC” is an empirically-supported 8-week training program developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.  It helps participants cultivate the mental and emotional habit of mindful self-compassion by learning the process of infusing our moment-to-moment experience with kindness, especially when we feel frustrated, hurt, inadequate, or overwhelmed.

Mindful self-compassion is the first step in emotional healing—being able to be-friend oneself, turn inwardly and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness, curiosity and love, rather than self-judgment, or self-criticism. Perhaps most importantly, cultivating self-compassion means that we honor and accept our humanness. Things will not always go the way we want them to. We often encounter frustrations and losses. We make mistakes and bump up against our limitations, or fall short of our ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by us all. The more we open our heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more we will be able to feel compassion for ourselves and all our fellow humans.

Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts resilience, happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. MSC can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of recognizing moments of difficulty, and repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves. It extends cultivation of that same desire beyond ourselves to all living beings to live happily and free from suffering.

In the weekly program, participants will learn through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, short presentations, group discussion and home practices. Learning is mostly experiential and includes current theory and research on self-compassion. 

Class Dates

8-week course on Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours
January 5 – February 23, 2017 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm*
Retreat: Sunday, February 12 (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

* lease note that the first class on Jan 5 will be 15 mins longer (6:00 - 8:45pm)

Course Fees

$360.00 regular registration
$365.00: Registration with a certificate of completion to use for CEUs
$270.00 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructors

Yaffa Maritz
Yaffa Maritz, LMHC is a co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers and Reflective Parenting, two research based parenting programs. She is the founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting. Yaffa was born and trained in Israel as a clinical psychologist. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and served on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional, and mental health. 

Yaffa participated in the Stanford yearlong teachers training program called CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) that was offered through Stanford's Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education. She also completed the advanced training program in MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) with Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.  

Blair Carleton

Blair Carleton is a Recovery Coach trained by Washington State and the Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).  She received her MSC Teacher Certificate from UCSD’s Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.  Blair studied Shame-Resilience with Brene Brown, and went on to teach the curriculum just as Dr. Brown’s first TED talk went viral.  But it was after a weekend workshop at CCFW that she fell head over heels in love with Dr. Kristin Neff’s pioneering research on Self-Compassion.  Blair studied with both founders of Mindful Self-Compassion, Dr. Neff and Dr. Chris Germer, a clinician at Harvard Medical School.  She received her B.A. from Yale University.

Blair has taught MSC to all walks of life: every single time she teaches, she is filled with gratitude to watch people enhance their own lives before her very eyes. She credits her beloved practice of Mindfulness to her teachers: Dr. Keesha Ewers, Ajayan Borys, Sylvia Boorstein and Joel and Michelle Levey. She is tickled pink to be teaching with Yaffa Maritz, her friend, colleague, and the one who taught her 8-week MSC course at CCFW.

Mindful Self-Compassion (8 weeks)
Jan
5
12:00 pm12:00

Mindful Self-Compassion (8 weeks)

  • Center For Child anf Family Well-Being

Thursday afternoons, January 5 – February 23, 12:00pm – 2:30pm*
Retreat: Sunday, February 12 (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
* Please note that the first class on Jan 5 will be 15 mins longer (12:00 - 2:45pm)

Registration is required; please register here.

Course Description

Mindful Self-Compassion or “MSC” is an empirically-supported 8-week training program developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.  It helps participants cultivate the mental and emotional habit of mindful self-compassion by learning the process of infusing our moment-to-moment experience with kindness, especially when we feel frustrated, hurt, inadequate, or overwhelmed. Mindful self-compassion is the first step in emotional healing—being able to be-friend oneself, turn inwardly and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness, curiosity and love, rather than self-judgment, or self-criticism. Perhaps most importantly, cultivating self-compassion means that we honor and accept our humanness. Things will not always go the way we want them to. We often encounter frustrations and losses. We make mistakes and bump up against our limitations, or fall short of our ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by us all. The more we open our heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more we will be able to feel compassion for ourselves and all our fellow humans.

Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts resilience, happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. MSC can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of recognizing moments of difficulty, and repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves. It extends cultivation of that same desire beyond ourselves to all living beings to live happily and free from suffering.

In the weekly program, participants will learn through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, short presentations, group discussion and home practices. Learning is mostly experiential and includes current theory and research on self-compassion. 

Class Dates

8-week course on Thursday afternoons for 2.5 hours
January 5 – February 23, 2017 | 12:00pm – 2:30pm*
Retreat: Sunday, February 12 (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

* lease note that the first class on Jan 5 will be 15 mins longer (12:00 - 2:45pm)Course Fees

$360.00 regular registration
$365.00: Registration with a certificate of completion to use for CEUs
$270.00 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructors

Yaffa Maritz
Yaffa Maritz, LMHC is a co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers and Reflective Parenting, two research based parenting programs. She is the founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting. Yaffa was born and trained in Israel as a clinical psychologist. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and served on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional, and mental health. 

Yaffa participated in the Stanford yearlong teachers training program called CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) that was offered through Stanford's Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education. She also completed the advanced training program in MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) with Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.  

Blair Carleton
Blair Carleton is a Recovery Coach trained by Washington State and the Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).  She received her MSC Teacher Certificate from UCSD’s Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.  Blair studied Shame-Resilience with Brene Brown, and went on to teach the curriculum just as Dr. Brown’s first TED talk went viral.  But it was after a weekend workshop at CCFW that she fell head over heels in love with Dr. Kristin Neff’s pioneering research on Self-Compassion.  Blair studied with both founders of Mindful Self-Compassion, Dr. Neff and Dr. Chris Germer, a clinician at Harvard Medical School.  She received her B.A. from Yale University.

Blair has taught MSC to all walks of life: every single time she teaches, she is filled with gratitude to watch people enhance their own lives before her very eyes. She credits her beloved practice of Mindfulness to her teachers: Dr. Keesha Ewers, Ajayan Borys, Sylvia Boorstein and Joel and Michelle Levey. She is tickled pink to be teaching with Yaffa Maritz, her friend, colleague, and the one who taught her 8-week MSC course at CCFW

EMBRACE Documentary Screening
Nov
22
7:30 pm19:30

EMBRACE Documentary Screening

  • Crest Cinema Center
Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt

Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. Embrace follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. 

Join Compassionate Action Network's Chief Compassion Officer Karli Anne Christiansen for a very special screening of Embrace as we come together in compassion for our bodies and our selves.

When: 11/22/2016 at 7:30 pm
Where: Crest Cinema Center, 16505 5th Ave NE, Shoreline WA
Cost: $11.00

Compassion For Your Body with David Melman, LMP, BCSI
Nov
13
2:00 pm14:00

Compassion For Your Body with David Melman, LMP, BCSI

  • Nalanda West

Program Description

Many of us feel called to work towards the healing and regeneration of our Earth in these challenging times, and it is equally essential to embrace our own bodies with that same care and call to compassionate action. We must begin with the miracle of human birth and go from there, acknowledging that with the gift of life come challenges we all must face in our human form. Central to the challenges is disconnection; disconnection from our true selves and from the physical vessel that carries us through our precious human life. All of us on this path of deep truth are working to embrace and heal the strands of disconnection in our lives, and diving into authentic compassion for our bodies is foundational in this healing process.

We will engage in a series of meditations and gentle somatic/movement journeys to deepen in compassionate connection with our bodies. Just as earnest listening is essential to any form of compassion, we will cultivate the capacity to listen within and hear the way our bodies speak to us–the often subtle language of our body’s natural intelligence–and allow the message we hear to guide us into more harmony with ourselves. Whether you’re on a healing journey or simply seeking to enrich your human experience, this special event will provide vital information and practices in a safe, supportive environment.

Compassion For Your Body will take place on Sunday, November 13th from 2:00-4:00pm following the regular monthly morning meditation and Nalandabodhi Sangha Day lunch that Nalanda West offers. Tea, snacks, and good conversation are available after the event. Please scroll down to register.

Volunteers are always appreciated. If you would like to assist in the preparation before, during or after the program, please email info@nalandawest.org.

Tickets start at $20

About David Melman, LMP, BCSI

David is the founder of Meditative Body, a transformative bodywork practice in Fremont that takes a unique and integrative approach to addressing pain, tension, and restricted mobility through cutting edge bodywork, somatic/movement therapies, and pain neuroscience/psychology–while illuminating the body-mind connection to enhance insight and help with challenges such as stress, anxiety, and trauma.

Meditation and conscious movement practices have long been central to David’s life, and he is guided by a deep connection with the Earth and indigenous spirituality. When David was rear-ended by a semi-truck, he was forced to slow down and devote more energy to his own healing process centered on compassion for his body, which has shown him a lot about how to facilitate this for others. David is honored to support people on their healing journeys, both in his private practice and through sharing with groups, and he lives with his beloved wife and sweet baby daughter in Phinney Ridge.

About Nalanda West

CAN is honored to host Compassion For Your Body with Seattle's Nalanda West. This program is a portion of a full weekend of contemplation and kindness. Saturday, November 12th, five artists of visual, sound, and movement mediums will guide an experiential adventure into The Mind of and Artist: Inner Intention/Outer Expression. Sunday, November 13th opens with an Open Heart Circle (a practice for healing ourselves and others) at 9:30 am, followed by meditation with instruction, group meditation, and a community potluck. Compassion For Your Body will follow from 2-4pm.

Like the historic Nalanda University of India, Nalanda West event center offers a curated selection of teachings and presenters from diverse wisdom traditions. All programs speak to our shared need for global awakening and the wish to live a meaningful life. Founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in 2004, Nalanda West offers programs and events inspired by the Five Fields of Knowledge originally taught at Nalanda University. Learn more at www.NalandaWest.org.

Healing Broken Relationships
Sep
17
8:30 am08:30

Healing Broken Relationships

  • Interfaith Community Sanctuary

We have all experienced broken relationships, and we are all striving to heal old wounds. Sharing our experiences and the lessons we have learned can be risky, and it is a necessary step that allows us to heal. Call of Compassion NW is holding space for our community to come together and share their truths.  Storytelling becomes the foundation to break generational cycles of use, abuse and trauma for greater peace and compassion in our lives and communities.

Four diverse storytellers begin the day sharing how they dealt with relationships broken by intergenerational trauma, racial violence and oppression, gender identity and sexual exploitation. As we witness their courage in sharing their stories, we will be inspired to then gather in small groups with the intention to meet each other with greater compassion and share our own stories. 

Following lunch, we will engage in a process called Open Space, a practical way to focus on issues of greatest importance to you. We expect sessions like: 

·       Healing broken relationships with ourselves and others

·       Talking with kids about race and healing racism

·       Groups focusing on youth addiction, mental illness and trauma

·       Issues of gender identity and sexual orientation

·       Ways to humanize homelessness

Join us! This summit is breaking new ground with the Power of Storytelling, and the recognition that It’s Up To Us to make change – now!

Saturday, September 17th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Interfaith Community Sanctuary

1763 NW 62nd St, Ballard 98107

$20 Advanced registration; $25 at the door; donations for scholarships welcomed

Lunch is included – vegan and vegetarian options will be available

Register here

Or email: john@callofcompassion.org

Sep
11
Sep 21

Compassion Games: Global Unity Games

The Global Unity Games: Tomorrow Together are an 11 day challenge to bring about unprecedented unity in communities around the world through compassionate action and service. 

The Global Unity Games begin on 9/11, a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and continue through 9/21, the International Day of Peace. This period of time is known as the 11 Days of Global Unity. 

In the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, our world experienced a time of unprecedented unity as people cast aside their differences and rose in service in the spirit of love and compassion. The Global Unity Games honor this legacy of compassion by bringing people around the world together to strive toward a better tomorrow through collective acts of service and kindness.

The Compassion Games is partnering with a broad coalition of non-profits, businesses, government agencies, universities, and organizations and groups to play together and sustain a 5-year campaign called Tomorrow Together. As expressed in the Global Unity Games, the goals of Tomorrow Together are to:

1. Ignite young people to express their strong desire for unity and change in the world
2. Build unity, empathy and service among young people of all faiths, races and ethnicities.
3. Establish 9/11 as a catalyst, mobilization and inflection point that continues the legacy of service and supports achieving the vital Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030.

Individuals and teams from all over the world can sign up to play and participate in the upcoming September 2016 Global Unity Games: Tomorrow Together.

Learn more at CompassionGames.org

Malala in Seattle: Presented by Compassionate Action Network
Jul
24
7:30 pm19:30

Malala in Seattle: Presented by Compassionate Action Network

  • Alaska Airlines Arena

Since the age of ten, Malala Yousafzai has campaigned for the rights of girls all over the world to receive an education. When she was fifteen, Malala was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school. Malala did not give up. Since the attack she has became a global symbol of peaceful protest, and at the age of seventeen became the youngest recipient to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Compassionate Action Network is honored to present this very special evening event. 

Receive 10% off your ticket price by using code CAN16 at checkout

For assistance with tickets please call 1-844-827-8118. Remember to give the code CAN16 at the beginning of your call. 

Unique Lives & Experiences will generously donate 10% of your ticket price to Compassionate Action Network.

Amma: June 4-5, 2016
Jun
4
Jun 5

Amma: June 4-5, 2016

  • Edward D. Hansen Conference Center

Through her extraordinary acts of love and compassion, Mata Amritanandamayi “Amma” has tenderly embraced over 33 million people from all parts of the world. In this simple yet powerful way, Amma is transforming the lives of countless people, one hug at a time. According to Deepak Chopra, “Amma is the embodiment of pure love."

Programs Include: inspirational music, meditation, spiritual discourse, personal blessings Saturday 6/4 11:00 am All Day Program Sunday 6/5 10:00 am & DEVI BHAVA - A Celebration For World Peace at 7:00 pm. Free Number Tokens for Individual Blessing Are Distributed 1.5 Hours before each program. Tokens are Limited by time constraints. 

All programs are free. If you have questions, please contact AmmaPNWTour@gmail.com
 

Emotional Rescue with Ponlop Rinpoche
May
20
May 22

Emotional Rescue with Ponlop Rinpoche

  • Nalanda West

Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. Only by learning to relate to our emotions skillfully can we benefit from their richness and gain wisdom, instead of letting them control us. When we bring awareness to our emotions, something truly amazing happens – they lose their power to make us miserable.

When you begin to open your heart to the suffering of the world, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. How do we work with the intense emotions that arise, so we can find ways to act with compassion in our communities?

May 20-22, 2016, Nalanda West and Compassionate Action Network will host a very special program featuring our founding teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

In partnership with groups taking compassionate action throughout Seattle, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach on the 3-step Emotional Rescue Plan for working with disturbing emotions, from his new book Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Wisdom that Empowers You.

This program will combine in-person teachings from Ponlop Rinpoche (marked by his usual warmth and humor), as well as experiential exercises that give a direct taste of practical everyday methods taught by Rinpoche to work with and transform our emotions.

Weekend schedule:

Friday, 20 May 2016 7:00p-9:30p
Saturday, 21 May 2016 10:00a – 5:00p
Sunday, 22 May 2016 10:00a – 12:00noon

Tickets and reservation info:

Compassionate Action Network and Kirlin Foundation are sponsoring the Friday evening talk, book signing and reception. This event will be free to the public, however tickets are required as space is limited.

Weekend Program (including Friday reception)
General Audience $220.
Nalandabodhi Members, Students and Seniors $195.

To reserve your Friday evening ticket or purchase tickets for the weekend workshops, please visit http://www.nalandawest.org/events/er/

Compassion Games: Serve the Earth Week
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Compassion Games: Serve the Earth Week

Love This Place! Serve the Earth Week! is a 9 day global challenge to inspire acts of love, service, and compassion toward our Mother Earth and all life!

Beginning on April 16th and continuing through April 24th, Serve the Earth Week is played globally between impassioned individuals who can form teams that represent cities, youth groups, faith and interfaith congregations, environmental organizations, businesses, governmental agencies and Indigenous communities. Players and teams strive together to come up with fun and creative ways to develop regenerative practices that celebrate life’s interconnectivity, while cultivating a responsibility to protect and restore the Earth for future generations of life to come!

Let’s come together and celebrate all that we love on this beautiful planet, and allow this love to move us into unprecedented, unified compassionate action for our world!

To learn more and sign up to play, visit: http://compassiongames.org/serve-the-earth-week/