Featured Courses


    The range of courses offered in the Featured Courses section of the Charter Education Institute stem from assisting individuals, teams and organizations around the world on understanding the mind and heart of a compassionate community and explore processes that create paths to design sustainable action plans to meet local, national and international challenges.  In addition, just as many of us engage in different circles of culture and society, so does the Charter for Compassion.  The Charter supports work in twelve sectors: art, business, education, environment, healthcare, interfaith (religion and spirituality), peace, science and research, social justice, social services, restorative justice, and women and girls.  Consequently, course work is being desired and implemented in each of these sectors.  

    Vist this page periodically to see current listing of courses which usually change monthly or bi-monthly.


    H360 Environment NEW!
    Humanity 360: Environmental Concerns That Affect Us All - And What we Can Do about it.

    Start Date: March 15, 2021
    Cost: $30
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Registration: Now Open!
    Facilitator: Taya Pocock

    Included: 3 Optional Zoom meetings:
    1. Saturday, March 20th at 8am PT; 3 pm GMT; 8:30 pm IST/2 a.m. AEDT
    2. Saturday, April 6th at 8am PT; 3 pm GMT; 8:30 pm IST/2 a.m. AEDT
    3. Post-course Zoom:
    Saturday, April 17 at 8am PT; 3 pm GMT; 8:30 pm IST/2 a.m. AEDT
    Recordings will be available

    What are the diverse and urgent issues facing our common humanity?
    What challenges and opportunities exist for transformation with these issues?
    How can each of us come to feel empowered to address these issues?

    Welcome to Humanity 360, an innovative media, mindfulness and social engagement-based curriculum for recognizing our common humanity and how societal issues shape us and are shaped by us.

    In this first course of a three part series, we will examine our Environment through the following concerns:

    Food democracy and seed protection • Wildlife habitat and protection • Climate adaptation and migration • Nature and Technology

    "We have developed this curriculum to meet the demands of our times and respond to the call of increasing numbers for critical social change through compassion, agency and action."

     Click here to learn more about the course and register


    poetryBack by Popular Demand!
    Poetry for Inspiration and Wellbeing

    Start Date: April 6, 2021
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Facilitator: John Smelcer
    Cost: $30.00

    Included: Zoom Dates and Times to Come
    Registration: Opening March, 2021

    A chance to learn about writing poetry from the one of the longest-serving poetry editors of a national magazine in American history. Come join us for this popular course in April which is National Poetry Month!

    Poetry has the power to inspire. Poetry can give witness to social injustices or show us how to live mindfully and compassionately. Poetry is therapeutic. For those who are hurting, poetry has the power to heal. Many people begin writing poetry as part of a healing process. By writing about what has injured our spirit in the past and about how we feel about ourselves presently, we can diminish suffering and begin to rediscover joy. This course will explore how writing poetry can inspire not only us, but others, how it can increase well-being, and how it can be used to teach tolerance, understanding, and compassion, including compassion for the earth and all living things.

    Click here to learn more about the course. Registration Opening soon.


    Back by popular demand!
    Compassionate Integrity Training - Spring 2021

    Start Date: Thursday April 29, 2021 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time
    End Date: July 1, 2021
    Time: 2 hours starting at 9 a.m. E.T./6 a.m. P.T./2 p.m. GMT/6:30 p.m. IST/11 p.m. AEST.
    Duration: 10 weeks

    Registration: Opening Soon!
    Registration will be limited to 75 participants

    Cost: The full price for Compassionate Integrity Training is $250.00. Life University’s guiding principle of "Lasting Purpose: To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve – Out of a Sense of Abundance" allows us to offer this course based on what you can afford. If $250 exceeds your financial means, then pay what you can based on the options provided during Registration.

    Have you ever wondered how you could cultivate the compassion called for in the Charter or help others cultivate that compassion? Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) is a great place to start!

    CIT is a resiliency-informed program that cultivates human values as skills, so we can thrive as individuals, and a society, within a healthy environment.  By learning skills to calm our bodies and mind, becoming more emotionally aware, learning to practice compassion for ourselves and others, as well as engaging with compassion in complex systems, we can build towards compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness and reciprocity. 

    Click here to learn more about the course. Registration Opening soon.

    Lighthouse in the Storm

    Start Date: May 17, 2021
    Cost: $30
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Registration: Opening Late April, 2021

    Included: Zoom: Dates and times to come

    In 2020 we woke to discover Covid-19 and we were thrown into facing that our daily lives and livelihoods were truly at risk.

    Confronted by emotions and situations we were never really prepared for, we have hidden ourselves in behaviours that keep us going each day - ostrich-head-in-the-sand-avoidance, addictions, anxiety, anger, fear, binge-watching and on and on. Sometimes seeking ways to make sense of our heads, hearts and gut-instincts and other times veering away in the horror that we may disintegrate.

    These are the waves on the unsteady ocean of life we are navigating.  The Lighthouse in the Storm recognises Covid-19 is synonymous with loss and loss requires grieving.  Grieving the world as we knew it and the world and our circumstances as they are right now.  Confusing, unsafe, unpredictable and changing rapidly, whilst at the same time each day seems much the same as the one before.  Much is demanded of us and we often don’t feel up to the task – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

    We need The Light from The Lighthouse

    Click here to learn more about the course. Registration Opening soon.



    One of our most popular courses returns!
    Growing Whole, Not Old: Aging in the Pandemic Age

    Start Date: June 7, 2021
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Price: $30
    Included: Zoom Dates: Dates and Times to come.
    Registration: Opening May

    Aging in the Pandemic Age - Beginning with the 20th Century, people approaching elderhood could expect to live another 20 or 30 years.  However, the worldwide impact of the Coronavirus, has presented us all with new constraints, increased isolation, and amplified fears. Ironically, the bright side is that this pandemic has shed light on how important it is to find our purpose and plan for the future with clarity. Now, more than ever - comes the question - "How do you want to live these years?"

    Sage-ing® (also known as Spiritual Eldering or Conscious Aging) offers a new and viable approach to growing older.  It is a model for aging more deliberately, more joyfully, and more compassionately.

    Click here to learn more about the course. Registration Opening soon.

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    Our Sense-Able Nature: Mindfully Reconnecting with the Natural World

    Start Date: July 19, 2021
    4 weeks

    Cost: $30 U.S.
    Course is Online with facilitator participation
    Facilitator: Kate Trnka

    Included: Optional Zoom:
    July 20 at 6 am PT/ 2 pm GMT/ 6:30 pm IST/ 7:30 p.m. IST/ 1 a.m. AEDT
    July 27 at same times
    August 3 at same times
    August 10 at same times

    Registration: Opening late June

    There are many wonderful health benefits when we mindfully engage with nature. More and more, science is telling us that it is imperative to our health and well-being that we have an intimate relationship with the natural world. And, with the pandemic wreaking havoc on our health in so many ways, it’s more important than ever to really “be” with nature. This course is designed to introduce you to simple ways to re-member yourself with the natural world - resulting in amazing mental, emotional, physical and spiritual benefits along the way.

    You will be guided through a variety of ways you can commune with the natural world. We will learn about natural attractions and begin the process of engaging with our 54 natural senses/sensitivities - yes, 54.

    I’ve chosen to feature a variety of different activities than those in the previous version of this course. So, whether you’re taking this for the first time, or are a returning participant, you will be able to participate in a variety of connecting-with-nature activities and still be provided with the necessary groundwork to get us all started on the same foot.

    Click here to learn more about the course. Registration Opening soon.

    CIT EDOngoing!
    Compassion Integrity Training (CIT) for Educators

    Date: Contact us for dates
    Duration: 5 weeks

    Registration: Contact Us!

    The Charter for Compassion and CIT’s Global Education Network are presenting a special Four-Part Program for educators and administrators, including:

    • CIT course meeting twice a week for 5 weeks
    • Self-Paced Certification Program in SEE Learning
    • Monthly Seminar Sessions
    • Level 1 CIT Facilitator Training

    Join us for a 5-week program that will forever change the way you view others and the world around.

    Click here for more information and links to contact us!

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