Charter for Compassion Education Institute

With the Charter for Compassion at the heart of all we do, we invite all people to join us in making compassion the driving force as we work to alleviate the suffering of our fellow beings and help create a just economy and a peaceful global community. 
Our courses are authored by uniquely skilled contributors who share tools and strategies to cultivate self-compassion, compassion for others, and compassionate action. CEI is supported by tuition costs and as an arm of the Charter for Compassion, CEI contributes its net income to support the operations of the Charter.

We are excited about course offerings for 2018. We invite you to bring your proven skills, knowledge and courses to our global compassion classrooms. Let us know if you have a course that you would like us to consider. If so, please learn more and complete this quick online application for consideration with our panel. Click Here

The Charter Education Institute is looking for a volunteer who would love to join our virtual team to help support us with administration for our online education platform.  Please contact if you want to help us spread compassion training on a global level.

Featured Online Courses
Please click on the course title to learn more about the course, the facilitator, and the cost. 

(starts 6/20, registration is open until 6/19)

Created by Thom Bond, this course is for anyone who is inspired to have more compassion in their lives and in our world. It covers foundational to advanced concepts and practices that help us understand what engenders compassion and what blocks it and helps us bring more compassion into our everyday lives. Throughout the course, students work on progressively deepening levels with self-empathy, empathy, emotional triggers, anger, beliefs, dialog, appreciation, requests and more. By the end of the year, the course covers over 50 concepts and differentiations. As part of the course, Thom hosts 12, monthly 1-hour conferences (which participants can join either via video conference or a telephone line) for the English speaking Community. These conferences support our journey by providing depth and clarity. Carefully trained and supported Course Facilitators host the conferences where it is offered in other languages.


Working Together Towards Harmony: Using Our Shared Humanity to Bridge Theological and Ideological Divides 
(Registration Closed)
Are you tired of the divisiveness and acrimony that pervades our society? Do you want to learn actual techniques and strategies to counter the trend and create harmony? This 4-week course brings together ideas from interfaith activists, Nobel peace prize laureates, modern psychologists, and ancient Indian seekers to create a unique recipe for all those who are interested in working towards harmony. You will learn about dialogue principles, bridge-building techniques, basic human psychology, the experiential dimensions of faith, effective communications, and much more. By the end of the course, you will have created a list of concrete steps you can take to create more personal and social harmony.

Starts 4/16/18  (Registration closed)
In today's stressful and complex world, we long for deeper meaning, purpose, peace of mind and success in all levels of our lives. We are surrounded by an amazing diversity of meditation teachers, spiritual traditions, yoga studios and psychological practices. Yet many of us are still searching for an approach to meditation that works for us - - one that helps us to become calm, healthy, happy, loving and wise - - one that helps us to compassionately relieve suffering of others.  

InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM) is an 8-week course designed to help us to do just that. It is an integral, holistic, non-sectarian, seven-step process drawn from the world's great spiritual and secular traditions.

On Demand Courses
Please click on the course title to learn about these Open Access, Self-Study, Begin Anytime courses.

choosingtoloveChoosing to Love
Faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love: the surprise of all surprises, a choice to say "yes" to what life brings us.
We speak of having a good life, having a bad life, giving life, losing life — expressions that make it sound like life is something we have. But do we have life, or does life have us?
discoveringDiscovering What's Enough
Without rest and renewal, our best gifts become increasingly diminished. Over time, even the most generous among us feel defeated and unworthy. Lacking clear support for the authentic value of our life and work, we surrender to an increasingly common conclusion: Nothing we do will ever be enough.

prayingPraying for Justice and Peace
We cannot help but notice the injustice, conflict, and violence around us — in our families, our communities, our nation, and our world. How are we to respond? Is there a way to bring hope into places of oppression and disaster? Is there a way to bring light into the darkness?
Complimentary Course
Please enjoy this complimentary course that you can access at any time.
complimentaryOnline Dialogue Course (through Dialogue Institute)
An Online Course in Critical Thinking and Creative Compassion to Create Deep Dialogue
This course intends to meet a great challenge: to empower people to live in society with genuine respect and mutual care for self and others. Human relations break down when worlds collide. Violence and abuse arise in ethnic conflicts, racial hatred, gender issues, ideological confrontations, and ecological indifference. This course teaches content and skills that help transform these challenges into opportunities for a deepened sense of one’s own worldview and an awakened awareness of the worldviews of others who share a different worldview from one’s own.


About Us

  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.


  • Charter for Compassion
  • PO Box 10787
  • Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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