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 International, 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

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

lantern 1982669 960 720 NEW! Everyday Mysticism: Meditations for Advent and Christmas
(December 3- January 5)
During Advent, the nights grow longer and our sense of a profound and holy silence deepens. Then at the Winter Solstice that holy miracle occurs: The light begins to grow again. We can think of no better time of year to reflect together on how mysticism lights up our everyday lives, in an interplay of reverence and wonder where nothing is excluded from the heart.
(Begins November 5, 2017)
Modern city life is often fast and crazy, full of stress and seduction. We find ourselves juggling work, friends, family and relationships. We might even wonder: is there any time left for me just to be happy?
This course aims to meet participants where they are in their lives—to explore all aspects of city life and to examine how by working with our attitudes and habits we can find countless ways to transform whatever we meet into an opportunity to become more free, happy and compassionate.
alleviateIntent & Action: How to Create the Daring Paradigm of Compassion
(Registration Closed)
This four week course provides the framework to create a personalized bridge to increase awareness of the connection between intent and action. By mindfully walking the bridge of intent and action, compassion becomes a lived experience or first response.

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

children NEW! Practicing Spirituality with Children
We all have been given a mission to be spiritual companions to our children, grandchildren, and young friends. There are many blessings to be shared across the generations. We also can do more to respect and cherish children's spirituality. How do they express it? Through creativity, mystical experiences, questions, goodness, free spirit, and much more.
stories NEW! Practicing Spirituality with Teaching Stories
For millennia, teaching stories have been used to convey the wisdom of the world's religions and spiritual paths. Sacred texts are full of them: the stories about God's activity in the Hebrew Bible, Jesus' parables about the kingdom of God in the Gospels, the epic accounts of the gods and goddesses in Hindu scriptures. From the oral traditions, we have tales about Buddhist teachers, Hasidic rebbes, Sufi dervishes, and Taoist masters; fables; fairy tales; even jokes.

(Open Access, self-study, begin anytime.)
The skills that contribute to the various components of Emotional Intelligence (self-awareness, self-management, awareness of and interaction with others, and resilience) may be viewed as foundational skills for the development of compassion--in individuals, in families, in the workplace, in communities, and in the interconnected societies of people throughout the world.
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.


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  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion International 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.


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