Progress is Slow and Steady

Progress is Slow and Steady


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"Progress is Slow and Steady"
by Lynn De Vree



Like most of us,¬†I imagine, when something needs maintenance, I like a quick fix or even better‚ÄĒa cheap quick fix.¬†But when it sounds too good to be true... It usually is, and sometimes, especially in the case of work needed to save our planet and humanity, the necessary work is so fundamental that it is a long-term undertaking.

Of course, our planet's huge problems need to be addressed by international laws and governments. However, problems, like all living things, are rooted in something. The Charter for Compassion works toward change at the root level. By feeding the soil and the root, whatever living creature we are talking about will grow AND thrive. By addressing the base or root of existing issues, we can prevent future disease and provide an environment that encourages strength and growth.

Last winter, I shared in a newsletter my visual analogy of working at the Charter and how step by step, even though it sometimes‚ÄĒespecially when I want that quick fix, feels like...¬†Continue reading here.


Charter for Compassion News, Programs, and Webinars

 Charter Education Institute

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Science of Compassion - On Demand
Take advantage of special $5 pricing for the month of December

The Science of Compassion course is intended to present a broad overview of research into a relatively new branch of neuroscience. During the last several decades, the exploration into the science of compassion has been growing monumentally across continents, and measurement and evaluation, while still in early developmental stages, is being investigated vigorously by major international institutions. 

On-demand courses by design are self-paced and can be taken anytime. 

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The Global Gala Gallery

NOW until December 31, 2022

Our Gallery offers art from our international community of supporters and artists.
All the art sale proceeds support artists AND the Charter for Compassion, sustaining artists and compassion.

Purchases will be sent to you directly from our contributing artists.

Stroll through the gallery, choose pieces that speak to you,
and don't forget the gift giving season is around the corner!

New art is still added regularly! Visit the gallery here!

The Gallery is open until December 31 at 6 pm PT

Global Read

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Making Great Relationships by Rick Hanson, PhD
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9 am PDT / 6.00 pm CET Check other timezones here
Learn more and register here. (You may register to get recording after event)

New York Times bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson, PhD, brings his trademark warmth and clarity to Making Great Relationships, a comprehensive guide to fostering healthy, effective, and fulfilling relationships of all kinds: at home and at work, with family and friends, and with people who are challenging. As a psychologist, couples and family counselor, husband, and father, Dr. Hanson has learned what makes relationships go badly and what you can do to make them go better.

This book will teach you how to relate better than ever with everyone in your life.


 Opportunities to Donate until the end of the Year!

FACEBOOK RECURRING DONOR FUNDRAISER: Become a monthly donor for the Charter for Compassion via Facebook and get META (the parent company over Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and more) to match your donation if signed up by December 31. 100% of proceeds go to the Charter. Learn more here to donate!

RACE4GOOD:¬†The Charter for Compassion and¬†Race4Good¬ģ Global Youth League,¬†a student leadership program unlike any other,¬†have formed a unique partnership that¬†brings together schools from around the world to take part in a series of groundbreaking races aimed at uplifting communities in need. Help to sponsor a team that in turn, supports a village project.¬†Learn more here to donate!

SUNLIGHT UKRAINE: This program ships simple solar-powered lanterns to families in Ukraine. These inflatable lanterns can stay lit all night with a solar recharge, and they also have a plug that can be used to charge a cell phone. Your gift will bring these simple solar lanterns to families and, with it, the life-changing gifts of light and human connection. Learn more here to donate!

UVALDE LOVE PROJECT: Community project that will promote community healing through a combination of workshops and art. The final part of the project is a mosaic mural of handmade tiles by workshop participants and other members of the community. Learn more here to donate! 


January Course:
How to Become an Activist for our World and How to Maintain it! with Ellen Serfaty - Course begins Jan. 16

January Global Read:
Making Great Relationships by Rick Hanson - Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9 am PST / 6 pm CET / 10.30 pm IST 

February Course:
Dealing with Anxiety with Rick Hanson - Course begins Feb. 13

February Global Read:
Active Hope by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone - Wednesday, Feb. 8, 9 am PST / 6 pm CET / 10.30 pm IST

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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. Their weekly Communi-Teas are a centering tool for meditation. Learn more here.

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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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