Golden Rule Day is Here!

Golden Rule Day is Here!
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from Felipe Zurita


Charter Family! Happy Golden Rule Day!! Join us as we celebrate all day on APRIL 5th.
Our special broadcast is an 1.5-hour long program via Zoom ONLY at 12am / 8am / 12pm / 4pm Pacific (UTC-8)

In between broadcasts, we are hosting the following panels on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Twitch platforms simultaneously! (All times in PDT/UTC-8):
 2 am Youth and the Golden Rule
 6 am Environment and the Golden Rule
10 am Veganism and the Golden Rule
 2 pm LGBTQIA+ and the Golden Rule
 6pm Anti-racism in the arts and the Golden Rule
Remember the power and simplicity of the Golden Rule, and what the world would be like if we all lived that simple phrase: “Treat others as you want to be treated."


Compassion for All Animals Day - April 4

We all love our furry pets and the wildlife we see in our yards and where we live.

On April 4, we are asking everyone to extend our circle of compassion to include all animals by:


Then, from April 6-21, a daily social media posting from the Charter will remind us to expand our compassion to include all animals "Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace."  ~Albert Schweitzer.

For the full list of 22 Days of Compassion
go here to see the list for all 22 days. 


A big thank you to our sponsor area 9 lyceum. Transformative Learning Experiences ~ Personalized, high impact learning built on 25 years of research. 





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by Diane Kalen-Sukra

Our capacity to collaborate and innovate together has been undermined by the increase in incivility, toxic behavior and divisiveness in our homes, schools, workplaces, and the public square. This erodes our sense of belonging, community, and well-being. 

We need each other to address the complex challenges facing our communities and our cities ‚Äď from aging infrastructure to climate change, homelessness, mental health and addiction issues among many others.

Course starts April 25, Cost: $45
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‚ÄúA transformative, life-altering experience. No kidding! It will literally shift the course of your life for the better. It has shifted mine.‚ÄĚ Past Participant

This carefully facilitated 7-week course creates a safe forum where we can awaken a deeper empathy and understanding and begin to discover practical pathways towards healing and transforming our relationships. Together we can begin to re-form relations between women and men, and people of all genders, without blame or shame, and move through the often unspoken, unconscious attitudes, fears and reactions around gender and sexuality, to reclaim the mutual harmony and reverence that is our birthright.

Course starts April 23
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Next month's Global Read "MOTHER" is a large-format nature photography book, showcasing Marsel van Oosten's personal favorites and his most popular and award-winning images from the past 15 years, taken on five continents: Africa, North America, Antarctica, Asia, and Europe. MOTHER is Marsel's personal visual ode to Mother Earth and a celebration of her incredible biodiversity.

Successful conservation starts with awareness, and Marsel hopes that the images in this book will reconnect people to nature, make them realize that Mother Earth desperately needs our protection, and inspire them to take action.

April 22 Earth Day 9am PDT Donation or Free

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The Community of Mindful Parenting and the Charter for Compassion have forged a partnership. The Community of Mindful Parenting aspires to empower families to become more mindful and compassionate. The Community is a multigenerational, multicultural and fully inclusive group that strives to nurture powerful relationships between parents/grandparents/caregivers and their children. Join their Friday gatherings:

Communi-Tea Meditation:
every Friday at 8:30 am PDT

Special offering with Dr. Dan Siegel M.D. April 4 at 1:00 pm PDT

Parenthood gives a whole new meaning to the term stress test. Too often, we find ourselves treadmilling through our days set on ‚Äúautomatic,‚ÄĚ anxiously trying to keep pace with far too many to-dos. It can seem difficult, if not impossible, to pause and catch a breath. How can we shift from automaton mode to being more present in our lives and for the people we love?

In this illuminating 
ParentMap Live¬†talk, renowned psychiatrist, Mindsight Institute cofounder and author¬†Dan Siegel, M.D., will break down techniques to help parents become more mindful in their daily routines. Drawing from the groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness practice outlined in his bestselling books ‚ÄúAware‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúBecoming Aware,‚ÄĚ Dr. Siegel will share everyday exercises to regain inner balance and peace, while reducing fear, anxiety, and stress.


Positively Empowered Kids is a multi-award-winning Community Interest Company educating, inspiring, and empowering the next generation to discover ways to grow positive mental health and wellbeing. Their vision is to grow a happier and healthier world where children are resilient, compassionate, and empowered to navigate life’s challenges and realize their potential.

They collaborate with families, schools, organizations, and businesses, in fact, the whole ecosystem of a child, to create healthy environments where children can thrive.

April 7, 7:30 am PT




The Conversation Collective is an online space to meet new people from around the world. Currently, people from Canada, France, Ireland, South Africa, UK and USA are part of these weekly gatherings where civil conversations create new connections (in English). We offer two sessions: One on Mondays with a focus on gently exploring grief, and the other one on Thursdays that runs the gamut from sharing what we are grateful for to dreaming up ways to achieve a peaceful world for all. Each 75-minute gathering includes some mindfulness and breathing practices, journaling, and one-on-one conversations.

Please join the Conversation Collective to feel part of a global community and make new connections. This is a joint offering between the Charter for Compassion and Citizen Discourse. For questions contact

Mondays at 3:00 pm PT
Thursdays at 9:00 am PT








Consider a volunteer opportunity with the Charter for Compassion! We are looking to grow much of what we are already doing and exploring new opportunities that match our mission. Let's see if we're a good fit! Please take our survey.


Go to our TAKE ACTION page to find a variety of ways in which to interact with the Charter and some of our key strategic partners. The Charter for Compassion is essentially a movement with many different players; individuals, compassionate cities, partner organizations and coalitions of other organizations all coming together as one network. 

As a non-profit, the Charter relies on the generosity of its members and communities to continue to meet our mission of making compassion a clear, luminous, and dynamic force in our polarized world. Help us share our vision and work with your family, colleagues, neighbors, and organizations in which you are involved.  Host a Charter Salon with friends and family, at home, with your faith community, or colleagues from work. We have everything you need: invitations, links to films, brochures, PowerPoints if you prefer, and even talking points.
Contact Us and we’ll get back to you, follow up with an e-mail, call or Zoom meeting. We rely on people who believe in our mission to help touch the lives of those in local communities and across the world.



The Charter for Compassion has a bold, audacious vision of co-creating a world that works for everyone. Please support the Charter with a monthly contribution that helps to build this global compassionate community - person by person, school by school, and city by city. Thank you!
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