Why Would You Read This? If Only to Remember

Why Would You Read This? If Only to Remember

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Director's note; Why Would You Read This? If Only to Remember


One of my first meetings today involved hearing about the murder of Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, in Jenin. Shireen was wearing a press vest, but that didn't matter; she was shot in the head by Israeli forces. The person telling us of this tragedy knew Shireen, and it is evident that she was an extraordinarily loving and caring person. Two Ukrainian journalists and three foreign journalists have been recently killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on 24 February. Let me say their names just as we have spoken of Shireen. Read More


A big thank you to our sponsor, Buddhist Boot Camp! Timber Hawkeye is the bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless. His books offer a secular and non-sectarian approach to being at peace in the world.

Trauma-Informed Leadership Course II with Thomas H√ľbl & Team
MAY 24 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2022. Learn more and Register here 

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How can we, as leaders, become focal points for relationality, coherence & safety in our spheres of influence? How can we help to build healing architectures, even in times of war? Find answers at the Trauma-informed Leadership Course II with Thomas H√ľbl and his team at the Pocket Project.¬†

Charter Education Institute (CEI) Courses

GERIGrowing Whole, Not Old - Aging Wisely with Deborah Briggs'. Course begins THIS MONDAY May 16, 2022. Learn more and register here.

During this workshop you will be introduced to Sage-ing concepts including life review, forgiveness, and issues surrounding our mortality.  We will explore the impact of our beliefs about aging and the role of spiritual development and active self-healing. Finally, participants will begin the development of their own personalized Sage-ing plans that will be personally fulfilling and also beneficial to others.

Our materials serve to enhance spiritual maturity for persons regardless of their faith or personal beliefs and practices.

GERIOur Sense-able Nature: Mindfully Reconnecting with the Natural World. Course begins June 6, 2022. Learn more and register here.

We will tap into a few themes we find in nature along with becoming reacquainted with some of our 54 Natural Senses/Sensitivities. You will be guided through the process of getting back in touch with the child-like wonder that’s available to each of us as you interact with the rest of nature. Through this connection, we can experience the wonder of the world in which we live (and are a part of).

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From Women to the World by Elizabeth Filippouli
May 18, 2022 at 8 am PDT / 4 pm CET. Learn more and register here.

Acclaimed writer Elif Shafak writes a letter to Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand after the Christchurch attack. Actress Yasmine Al Massri pens a poem about war for her mother. Activist and TV presenter June Sarpong addresses designer Diane Von Furstenberg. 

From Women to the World is more than a simple collection of letters - it is a book that shows a new model of leadership based on emotional intelligence and demonstrates how we have the wisdom to inspire, motivate and reinvent our world.

Charter for Compassion News, Programs, and Webinars 

Introducing our new Program Coordinator: Mérida McCarthy. Read More here
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Film Series: The Economics of Happiness
View at your convenience from Thursday May 26th through Saturday May 29th. Learn more here

This documentary¬†describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies ‚Äď and, far from the old institutions of power, they‚Äôre starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm ‚Äď an economics of localization.

From Charter for Compassion Partners

Conversation Collective Every Monday, 3 pm PDT and Thursday, 9 am PDT. 
Learn more and Register here.
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The Conversation Collective is an online space to meet new people from around the world. Currently, people from Canada, France, South Africa, UK and USA are part of these weekly gatherings where civil conversations create new connections (in English). On Mondays and Thursdays. Consider joining the Conversation Collective to feel part of a global community and make new connections. The Charter partners with Citizen Discourse.

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Islands of Calm Meditation for City, Town, Village with Integral City Meshworks
Friday May 27, 1.30 am PDT / Saturday May 28, 8.30 am UTC. Learn more and Register here. 

Integral City Meshworks offers a Zoom Islands of Calm Meditation for Compassionate Cities once a month on the 4th Saturday.

After the meditation participants can (optionally) share their experience of the meditation. This is always delightful and valuable as we get a sense of the energies we are collectively noticing and sharing in the Field of our villages and cities.

Altogether the meditation lasts for an hour embracing the check-in, meditation and checkout.

The¬†Community of Mindful Parenting¬†aspires to empower families to become more mindful and compassionate. They are a multigenerational, multicultural and fully inclusive community that strives to nurture powerful relationships between parents/caregivers and their children. Their¬†Listening Mothers‚ĄĘ¬†and¬†Finding Calm¬†classes explore the relationship between caregiver and child through a lens of self compassion, as well as their weekly Communi-Tea. Learn more here.

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