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.

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

(Beginning October 16, 2017)
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.
howtobe2How to be Compassionate in Urban Society
(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.
Do you ever feel that life in the city moves so fast that you are always running to catch up? Are there times when you feel overwhelmed by the noise, the crowds and the continuous hustle and bustle? This course goes to the heart of what it means to live in a modern city and contribute to the greater good. Each of us has the possibility to work with our habits and conditioning to find ways of becoming a truly compassionate citizen.
(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
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 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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