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Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics

The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity :

A Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Compassion is strength that flows from within. The courage to stand up for what is right. A skill that can be learned. As necessary to life as clean water. Discover how compassion is the greatest need of our time. Then join our 21-DAY COMPASSION CHALLENGE on February 6, 2021. It will be a powerful journey of meditation, awareness, and action that can transform you. And the world.

Learn More About the Day of Compassion on March 6 and the 21 Day Compassion Challenge

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  • March 6, 2021 - Day of Compassion On March 6th, from 10:30am ET to 6:00pm, there will be a Facebook Live Celebration via the @CompassionShift Facebook page. The day’s events include live, guided meditations in multiple languages with facilitators from around the world, panel discussions featuring well-known experts, entertainment, and inspirational messages from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, actor Richard Gere, and others. For more info, visit Facebook @CompassionShift.
  • March 6-March 27, 2021 - 21-Day Compassion Challenge The 21-Day Compassion Challenge is designed to help people recognize their capacity for compassion and learn how to practice it every day. Over the course of three weeks, participants progress sequentially through a series of topics that explore the transformative power of compassion. Each topic is engaged through daily guided meditations, simple everyday actions, and reflective journaling – done virtually at a time convenient to the participant. The course is FREE, and registration is open at


The Compassion Shift with Melani Walton

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Richard Gere Message, The Compassion Shift