Welcome to our Marketplace. The Greeks called it the “agora” (Ἀγορά), a gathering place where merchants kept their shops and sold their wares.  As we are coming close to having 2000 partners we wanted a way to feature the “wares” of our partners. Many of these partners are owners of companies or are artists, writers, filmmakers and individuals who offer services. The Charter wanted a way to promote their good works. We invite you to browse through our Marketplace. If you find a vendor who piques your interest, click on the link that is provided and take a closer look and explore the possibilities. Each of these stalls is paying a modest fee to be featured in our agora. Help our partners as you help the Charter.  If you want quicker access to products and services you can click on one of the following links to be directed to a particular category:

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Sunset in Winter

Select from a number of different nature photographs by one of
the Charter's favorite bloggers, Steve Kaye.


glowing bird 
Glowing Bird of Midnight

Chromatic Artwork by Aberjhani



Love is the Music

Chromatic Artwork by Aberjhani




How to Hear Each Other

Chromatic Artwork by Aberjhani



Peace Alphabet Poster

As a mixed-media artist, Debi Strong has created works with the intention of encouraging kindness, connection, compassion, and peace for our world. Contact Debi directly.


Throw a Stone

by Richard Stine



One Step at a Time

by Richard Stine


Bridge to the Buddha

by Richard Stine



by Richard Stine





Deep Time Walk

Deep Time Walk is a 4.6 km interactive app for smartphones which guides you through 4.6 billion years of Earth’s big history - with each metre walked representing 1 million years. During the walk, you learn about Earth’s evolution over this vast stretch of geological time, with the latest evidence from geoscience and, in the process, gain perspective of the immense age of Earth as you walk across geological time.





  Books by Karen Armstrong

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
An autographed copy

A practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place by Karen Armstrong, founder of the Charter for Compassion. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.



Fields of Blood
 An autographed copy

Karen Armstrong amasses a sweeping history of humankind to explore the perceived connection between war and the world’s great creeds—and to issue a passionate defense of the peaceful nature of faith. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.


The Spiral Staircase
  An autographed copy

Gripping, revelatory, and inspirational, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary account of an astonishing spiritual journey. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.


Islam: A Short History
An autographed copy
No religion in the modern world is as feared and
misunderstood as Islam. Karen Armstrong’s short history demonstrates that the world’s fastest-growing faith is a
much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.


An autographed copy

Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam. Paperback.


An autographed copy
Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, Karen Armstrong blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions. Paperback.


Books on Business and Compassionate Business


Awakening Compassion at Work

 The new book by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton opens our eyes to the power of and importance of compassion in organizations and reveals caring as a competitive advantage that fuels innovation, service quality, adaptability, retention, and more.


The Business of Kindness

Olivia McIvor introduceds the powerful role kindness plays in
creating positive, purposeful and profitable workplaces. 
McIvor addresses the effect technological change and
social media is having on the workplace and the challenges
of bullying, employee retention and disengagement
businesses face. Use the keyword CfC-2017.


E-Book Version




Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.




Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy

 In this essential and illuminating book, top business strategist Dev Patnaik tells the story of how organizations of all kinds prosper when they tap into a power each of us already has: empathy, the ability to reach outside of ourselves and connect with other people. 




The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competetive Advantage

 Author Roger Martin offers a compelling and provocative claim that in business, we rely far too exclusively on analytical thinking, which merely refines current knowledge, producing small improvements to the status quo. To innovate and win, companies need design thinking. Filled with deep insights and fresh perspectives, The Design of Business reveals the true foundation of successful, profitable innovation. 



The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO

In this essential and illuminating book, top business strategist Dev Patnaik tells the story of how organizations of all kinds prosper when they tap into a power each of us already has: empathy, the ability to reach outside of ourselves and connect with other people. 


Books from the Charter's Global Read Series and Special Author Webinars



How Fast Can You Run?

A 2017 Charter for Compassion Global Read, this is the true story of a five-year-old boy's flight from war in Southern Sudan and his journey to find his mother. Set across a backdrop of refugee migration, it spans three continents and twenty years and culminates in betrayal. The story of a survivor who summons the courageous spirit of millions of refugees throughout history—and it lives on today.


The Compassionate Life

Marc Barasch provides up-to-the-minute research to timeless spiritual truths, and weaves a stirring, unforgettable story of the search for kindness in a world that clearly needs it.




Into the Magic Shop

James Doty's life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires.



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From Hero to Healer

If you are a social or environmental activist, reading this little book might be the best investment you ever make. With touching honesty and humility, author Robin Youngson shares the five biggest mistakes he made in a decade of campaigning, and how his counter-intuitive new strategies led to international success.




Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a time of Planetary Change

Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life.




The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide

This book, a manifesto for a movement to reunite America, will help us put a stop to the seemingly endless Left-Right fistfight while honoring the vital role of healthy political debate. Mark Gerzon describes how citizens all over the country—Republicans, Democrats, and independents—are finding common ground on some of the most divisive and difficult issues we face today.



The Real Wealth of Nations

In The Real Wealth of Nations, author Riane Eisler proposes a dramatic new economic model that could help resolve many of the most critical problems we face today, and offers concrete steps for putting this model into practice.



Books on Compassion and Compassionate Action


The Compassionate Rebel Revolution

An award-winning book titled The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World that features the inspiring stories of some 60 compassionate rebels who are part of the largest social change movement in history. Links to video interviews and an educator's guide are also available.



A Constellation of Connections

The image of the night sky is a template for creating and sustaining mindful, compassionate relationships. The dark canvas of the sky is silence. The twinkling stars are our sparks of compassion. The connectors of our constellation, communion, form through intentional listening and compassionate response. 



Engaging Compassion

Live compassionately by building a bridge with the foundational awareness of being present, understanding our self, being curiously daring, and taking a long look at our life cable of mindfulness practice, and laying a deck, create a template of engaging compassion through our intent and action. 



We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere

 With a with a clear focus on compassion and kindness, TV actress Gillian Anderson ("X-Files") and renown British journalist Jennifer Nadel deliver an uplifting, inspirational, and intensely practical manual for change, providing nine universal principles that offer a path for dealing with life’s inevitable emotional and spiritual challenges, It’s for anyone who wants to see their own life and world change for the better.



The Compassionate Mind Approach to Reducing Stress

 This book shows how to transform our habitual ways of responding to stress by training ourselves in compassion. This helps to improve our sense of control and wellbeing, thereby reducing our stress.



The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age

 The challenging, reflective introductory essay by Marina Cantacuzino, founder and director of The Forgiveness Project, sets the stories in the larger context of approaches to forgiveness, from both religious and secular viewpoints, concluding that in the reality of lived experience forgiveness has a quality ‘as mysterious as love.'



Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

 More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.



The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

 In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.




Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

 Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and “spiritual technologies,” with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.



Pope Francis' Little Book of Compassion

 Exploring themes universal to all people, Pope Francis’ Little Book of Compassion offers inspiration and hope from one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. In it, the Holy Father explores how living a life of compassion can be practiced in five areas of life: prayer, mercy, forgiveness, solidarity, and charity.



Books on Empathy


Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get it

In this lively and engaging book, Roman Krznaric argues that our brains are wired for social connection. Empathy, not apathy or self-centeredness, is at the heart of who we are. By looking outward and attempting to identify with the experiences of others, Krznaric argues, we can become not only a more equal society, but also a happier and more creative one.




The Empathetic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis

In this sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development–and is likely to determine our fate as a species.



Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, Against Empathy shows us that, when it comes to both major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our impulse toward empathy is often the most compassionate choice we can make.


Books by the Dalai Lama and Friends


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Archbishop Desmond Tutut has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.




The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace.




Emotional Awarenes: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion

In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? What does science reveal about Buddhist meditation, and what can Buddhism gain from the scientific method? Here, they invite us to join them in an unfiltered view of two great traditions and two great minds.



The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness

His Holiness the Dalai Lama here teaches the Great Completeness simply but thoroughly, using as his reference a visionary poem by the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche to show that insight can never be separated from compassion. Through practice of the Great Completeness, we can access our innermost awareness and live our lives in a way that acknowledges it and manifests it.



How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

How to Practice is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking.



The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace

Offering his wisdom and experience to interpret the timeless teachings of the Buddha, The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace is fresh and relevant to our troubled times. He explains in a simple and accessible way how each of us can influence those around us by living with integrity. And he holds out hope that, through personal transformation, we can all contribute to a better world.



My Spiritual Journey

In this elegant self-portrait, the world’s most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story. The Dalai Lama’s most accessible and intimate book, My Spiritual Journey is an excellent introduction to the larger-than-life leader of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for anyone curious about Eastern religion, invested in the Free Tibet movement, or simply seeking a richer spiritual life.



365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart

Imagine having an audience with the Dalai Lama every day, receiving personal advice about how to make your life better and more joyful. 365 Dalai Lama offers exactly that: short and inspiring words offering enlightening advice for everyday living.



Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

Transcending the religion wars, the Dalai Lama outlines a system of ethics for our shared world, one that makes a stirring appeal for a deep appreciation of our common humanity, offering us all a road map for improving human life on individual, community, and global levels.


Books by Paramahansa Yogananda


Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages.


Where There is Light: Insights and Inspirations for Meeting Life's Challenges
This wisdom-filled volume of selections from the writings and lectures of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, provides a wealth of practical guidance and inspiration for all who are seeking greater spiritual harmony and balance.


Wine of The Mystic: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A Spiritual Interpretation
This award-winning work brings to light the deeper truth and beauty of a well-loved but long-misunderstood masterpiece—The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. With an in-depth commentary on every quatrain, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the profound kinship between the Rubaiyat’s hidden metaphysical philosophy and India’s ancient science of yoga.



The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels
In this remarkable book, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the hidden yoga of the Gospels and confirms that Jesus, like the ancient sages and masters of the East, not only knew yoga but taught this universal science of God-realization to his closest disciples. This insightful and compact book transcends the centuries of dogma and misunderstanding that have obscured the original teachings of Jesus, showing that he taught a unifying path by which seekers of all faiths can enter the kingdom of God.

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The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita: An Introduction to India's Universal Science of God-Realization
An inspiring and concise introduction to the spiritual truths of India’s most beloved scripture, these selections from Paramahansa Yogananda’s critically acclaimed two-volume translation of and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita (God Talks With Arjuna) explain how the step-by-step methods of yoga meditation and right action enable us to achieve union with Spirit and ultimate liberation. This book also features, for the first time in continuous sequence, the complete text of Yogananda’s original translation of the Bhagavad Gita.

Books by Paul Gilbert


Mindful Compassion

Written by the founder of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Paul Gilbert and former Buddhist monk, Choden, Mindful Compassion is a unique blending of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology. In this breakthrough book, you’ll learn how traditional mindfulness and compassion can work in harmony to offer a new, effective, and practical approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems.



The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges

This book blends compassion focused therapy (CFT), attachment theory, neuroscience, and powerful mindfulness practices to help you develop a compassionate mind, and a better you.






Compassion Focused Therapy

Comprising 30 key points this book explores the founding principles of CFT and outlines the detailed aspects of compassion in the CFT approach. Divided into two parts – Theory and Compassion Practice – this concise book provides a clear guide to the distinctive characteristics of CFT. Compassion Focused Therapy will be a valuable source for students and professionals in training as well as practising therapists who want to learn more about the distinctive features of CFT.


 Books for Inspiration and Reflection

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The Gospel of Simon

Praised worldwide for its interfaith messages of love, compassion, mercy, inclusion, religious tolerance, social justice, environmental stewardship, and nonviolence. From the man who discovered Thomas Merton's worldly possessions. Available in English and Spanish.



Turning Rumi

A collection of 52 poem-paintings inspired by the poems of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi,a thirteenth century Persian Sufi poet. Arastu recreates the peaceful, trance-like imagery to
convey messages of love and unity. 



Phaethon: Our Mythic Moment
(Our Mythic Moment, Volume 1)
Gard Jameson's Phaethon is, as the subtitle conveys it, "a story for our mythic moment." Jameson explores the universe and the world of life with a distinctive perspective, which starts from the myths and poetry of classic antiquity and reaches "the body, the mind, the heart, and the soul" in four successive chapters full of inspiration and lyricism. 


Monkey: A Story of Our Mytic Moment
(Volume 2)
Monkey is the most revered piece of literature in China. It is the Epic of China. This tale presents the adventures of a Monk, a Monkey, a Pig, and others on their way to the experience of Enlightenment.


Life Poems
This wonderful collection of short poems will entertain and inspire everyone. Enjoy whimsey mixed with wisdom. It's a book you'll come back to often.


Romancing the Buddha

Michael Lisagor shares warm and witty stories and advice on applying the principles of Nichiren Buddhism to live a more compassionate and fulfilling daily life.



Through God's Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World 
Through God's Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World presents a vast array of spiritual principles in an elegant, engaging format that shows how all these concepts interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to daily life. Its inventive format alternates illuminating comments with inspiring quotes that support, build upon, and flow into each other to convey penetrating insights into the meaning and purpose of life and the vastness of human potential.


Countering Religious Extremism: The Healing Power of Spiritual Friendships
Countering Religious Extremism: The Healing Power of Spiritual Friendships provides a viable alternative to religious extremism. It profiles how diverse peoples of faith are coming together building relationships and a way of life that rejects both conversionist competition (without succumbing to relativism) as well the unacceptably low hurdle of tolerance. This alternative future, this “third way,” is embraced by Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, and people who adhere to other faiths or to no faith at all. And the look on their faces is also vibrant, for they too sense that they are making history.



Books and Materials on Emotional Intelligence


Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World (book)

Emotional Intelligence skills and competencies are the fertile ground for creating a more compassionate world. Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World is an engaging, self-paced workbook for individuals and teams who want to increase their Emotional Intelligence. By enhancing these skills, individuals will enhance their ability to empathize with others and to act with compassion—and to be the change they wish to see in the world.



Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World (course)

This engaging, inspirational course is the beginning of your personal journey to a more compassionate world--an opportunity to understand and nurture your own emotions, and to develop your ability to empathize and act with compassion. Together, we can be the change we are looking for.




Go Suck a Lemon: Strategies for Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

Go Suck A Lemon hopes to provide readers with methods for improving emotional intelligence by offering cognitive skill building techniques, thereby helping to create a less self-defeating and more enriching experience when experiencing emotion.




Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children

For educators, counselors, parents, and caregivers, this book offers practical techniques proven to help children increase self-esteem, improve concentration and awareness, and enhance empathy and communication. Step by step, children will learn how to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and manage their emotions more skillfully.




Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.




Books by Thich Nhat Hanh


The Art of Living

Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come from and where we are going. And most of all, it will generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.



This Moment is Full of Wonders

World famous Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions of readers in the practice of mindful living. Never before, however, have his calligraphy artworks, equally renowned, been available in book form. This Moment Is Full of Wonders collects more than 60 full-color artworks by the beloved figure in a richly textured hardcover package.



Moments of Mindfulness

This beautifully designed gift book contains many of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Basic meditation instructions and messages of peace, love, insight, understanding, and compassion accompany two-color illustrations throughout, with blank pages for personal reflections and inspiration.




At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author’s life. 




The Other Shore

In The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh provides the new translation with commentaries based on his interpretation. Revealing the Buddha's original intention and insight makes clear what it means to transcend duality and pairs of opposites, such as birth and death, and to touch the ultimate reality and the wisdom of nondiscrimination. By helping to demystify the term "emptiness," the Heart Sutra is made more accessible and understandable.




Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everday Life

Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. The deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage the reader to work for peace in the world as he or she continues to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "mindless" into the mindFUL.



Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh

Bringing the energy of true presence into our lives really does change things for the better—and all it takes is a little training. This treasury of 365 gems of daily wisdom from one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers of our age is a help and support for anyone who wants to train to meet every moment of life with 100 percent attention.



Peace is Every Breath: A Practice for our Busy Lives

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling classic, Peace Is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh —one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today— offers an insightful guide to living a fuller life. Peace is Every Breath opens a pathway to greater spiritual fulfillment through its patient examination of how we live our lives.




Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the world, Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors. Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a path to finding peace and freedom from anxiety and offering powerful tools to help us eradicate it from our lives.


 Books by Eckhart Tolle


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Tolle shows how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.




The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Much more than simple principles and platitudes, The Power of Now takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.





The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening (An Eckhard Tolle Edition)

What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? Steve Taylor shows that this state is much more common than is generally believed. He shows that ordinary people ― from all walks of life ― can and do regularly “wake up” to a more intense reality, even if they know nothing about spiritual practices and paths. 






Select from 36 different greeting cards by nature photographer and blogger Steve Kaye.



These charming scenes are reflective of earlier days in Mor's (mother in Danish) native Denmark. Click below to learn more, view scenes and purchase.







Little Voices in My Head by Susan Salidor

Susan’s first recording! Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award and "One of the year’s five best children’s recordings” selected by Sesame Street Parent Magazine.




Songs in the Key of Chai by Susan Salidor

A collection of Jewish and mostly Jewish songs from Susan’s previous recordings and includes a handful of never released songs such as “I’m Sorry” and “Shabat Shalom Call and Response".



Come and Make a Circle by Susan Salidor

MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER! The Parents’ Choice Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, NAPPA Award and iParenting Media Award.



Charter Sponsored Women and Girls


Women and Girls Sector Mugs



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Compassionate Midwife Tank Top

Available in three colors.


White Compassionate Midwife T-Shirt


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Women and Girls Rainbow Logo T-Shirt


Women and Girls Sector Kids T-Shirt



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Organic Baby Body Suit

"Compassion Goddess in Training" on backside.


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Clothing and Accessories


                                  Peace Starts Here

      T-Shirts available in two different styles for women, in four                              colors. Sizes are from small to XX large.



                                 Got Compassion?

      T-shirts available in mens and womens style in four colors.                                    Sizes are from small to XX large.



                             Peace Starts Here

T-shirt available in traditional mens style, in four different                             colors.  Sizes from small to XX large.       



                    Charter for Compassion Tank Top



               Charter for Compassion Women's T-Shirt



                      Charter for Compassion Hat


Toodler Pal Socks

Pals socks come mismatched as 2 unlikely friends for your feet.   We believe that it's fun to be friends with someone different.


Kids Pal Socks

Fun, cozy and colorful, these socks are stretchy and unique. Start a new trend among friends and family.



Can You Believe Adult Pal Socks

Moms, dads, kids and tootlers all enjoy wearing Pal Socks. Great for presents and giving back to a percentage of every pair purchased.




 Carved Buddha of Compassion Conch Shell Mala 108 Beads for Meditation

This hand carved Buddha of Compassion Conch Shell Mala features 108 beads for meditation. The mantra OM MANI PADME HUM is carved on each of the 108 carved 8mm conch shell beads. This mala is hand strung and has a six beaded tassel. Adjustable with a sliding knot to wrap around wrist four times comfortably.




COMPASSION IT reversible wristbands are a visual reminder to practice compassion each day. Flip the wristband once you 'compassion it'! They come in pairs so that you can wear one and share one. Proceeds support COMPASSION IT education programs.




SELF-COMPASSION IT Reversable Wristbands

SELF-COMPASSION IT reversible wristbands are a visual reminder to be kind to ourselves. Flip the wristband once you 'self-compassion it'! They come in pairs so that you can wear one and share one, and the self-compassion pairs include one small and one large wristband.



Compassionate Cities


Builder of a Compassionate City Tile

Set off a decorative ceramic tile in its own stylish stained wooden frame.  Two holes for wall mounting.



Compassionate Cities Mug

Choose between 2 styles: Standard White Mug & Standard Mug with black interior & handle.



Organic Compassionate Cities Men's T-Shirt

Available in two different colors.


Black Organic Compassionate Cities Women's T-Shirt


White Organic Compassionate Cities Women's T-Shirt


White Organic Compassionate Citie Men's T-Shirt




Courses and Books for Self Compasion


How to Start Meditation in a Way That Will Last

 An online course that helps you to get going with meditation and to keep on going! This practical course helps you troubleshoot any challenges you come across with meditation and learn to make it part of your life.


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Radical Emergent Self-Wisdom Mentoring Program

 Radical Emergent Self-Wisdom is a new way of learning to tend to ourselves through kindful mindfulness and applying very simple self-compassion practices. We can learn to be our own best source of information about our needs and our own sustainable font of wisdom about how to meet them. We've become accustomed to looking outside of ourselves for healing and advice: the answers are actually all within us!







Rising from the Ashes

Rising from Ashes

Rising From Ashes follows Jock (the first American to compete in the Tour de France) and his Rwandan riders as they learn what it means to be a professional cyclist - how to train, compete, and live the life of a top level athlete. The riders of Team Rwanda give their fellow citizens a vision of something greater than themselves and their history: hope for a future.


The Music of Strangers

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music and its ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences. More than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.



Sacred Earth

Sacred Earth

Sacred Earth Pictures is on a beautiful mission to bring healing calm and happiness to people everywhere by inspiring a deep connection to the natural world. Emmy Award winning director Jan Nickman takes you on a unique Nature Immersion Experience through the stunning beauty of the Sacred Lands of the American Southwest. White sand deserts, ancient slot canyons and the stunning red rock landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and California.



A Circle and Three Lines

The peace symbol is seen all over the world: on posters, at anti-war protests, on fashion runways. Do you know what it really means? And where did this universal symbol come from?



Beyond the Divide

War, peace and the courage to find common ground. A powerful and inspiring documentary about a Vietnam veteran and a peace advocate who forge a path to friendship.




Green Green Water

A cautionary tale of consumer consciousness, Green Green Water exposes the important story of displacement, indigenous resistance and insidious public relations that lie beyond the energy grid.



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Home and Garden Decor



Prayer Flags ~ 7.5 Ft. Bhutanese Style Prayer Flags

This set of 5 Bhutanese style Prayer Flags are 7.5 feet tall, in 5 colors with 5 different prayers and images. High grade, tightly woven 90% cotton/10% poly fabric. Bright colors and long-lasting, color-fast cloth dyes which won't fade. Fully hemmed on all four sides.



         Beautiful frosted glass stones, tumbled to replicate sea    

                          glass with inspirational words.




Demdaco Storysquares Compassion Square

Decorative compassion square



Welcome Your Neighbors Yard Sign 18 x 24"

We're glad you're our neighbor. Choose to reach out to our neighbors and neighborhoods, welcome those who come from different backgrounds and places, and practice hospitality through the open doors of our communities. "No matter where you are from, we're glad you're our neighbor" written in English, Spanish, and Arabic.



We Believe Yard Sign

     Through visual displays of art and solidarity, we can inspire                           resistance and action. Love will win!




Personal Care


MOON all natural deodorant

Think natural aluminum free deodorants don’t work? Think again! This works or your money back!



Soft washable cosmetic pads

Why use throw away pads when you can use these soft re-usable ones? Organic bamboo cotton on one side and ultra soft minky dot on the other. Use these pads over and over to show your love for Mother Earth!



On the Go travel/sample bag of goodies!

Samples of your favorite MOON Organics products in the perfect size for traveling! Love Your Lips, Your Softer Side hand butter, Satin Touch body moisture, A Fresh Start facial cleanser, and MOON’s famous natural deodorant, all in a cute bag ready to take off with you!



Resources for Students and Teachers


FREE "How to COMPASSION IT" Classroom Poster

Make compassion a priority in your classroom! Print and hang this poster to remind your kiddos how to "compassion it" each day. Simple suggestions like "Be kind to yourself" and "Offer to help your teacher" help increase the frequency of compassionate actions in your classroom. 



Turning Compassion Into Action

Compassion is the bedrock of a healthy society. McIvor's Turning Compassion into Action urges each of us to craft engaged and meaningful lives. She believes we must each embrace the innate wellspring of compassion within us and impact our world, one action at a time. Use the keyword CfC-2017



CR Gibson Friendship Lunchbox Notes

Let your friends know how much they mean to you with Sweet Nothing cards. Finding a thoughtful little message peeping out from a keyboard at the office, or tucked inside a gift, these perky little messages make smiles appear!



The Self-Compassion Deck: 50 Mindfulness-Based Practices

The Self-Compassion Deck offers 50 mindfulness-based practices for use at home, in the classroom, or therapy office. Commit to these easy, yet meaningful exercises in kindheartedness and gain a deeper appreciation for yourself and your life.




Growing Mindful Cards

Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!




UNBOX: The Power of Mindful Thinking

'Unbox!' is a practical guide that stays away from philosophical and metaphysical narratives about mindfulness and focuses on how can we deal with distracting thoughts that fragment our attention. It uses 'mind-exercises' to help us improve our attention as we build the skill of Mindful Thinking that leads to more efficient and impactful actions.



Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems.




Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.



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Dancing in the Rain: Leading with Compassion, Vitality, and Mindfulness in Education

Dancing in the Rain offers a lively and accessible guide aimed at helping education leaders thrive under pressure by developing the inner strengths of mindfulness and self-compassion, expressing emotions wisely, and maintaining a clear focus on the values that matter most.



Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion After Columbine

For parents, teachers, or anyone concerned with what is happening in our schools, Nobody Left to Hate provides a simple and effective plan of action that will make their children's school not only a safe place, but a more humane place of learning.



Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations

Not your same-old anti-bullying guide! Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth show how the read aloud, a familiar and proven instructional technique, can be used as a powerful way to neutralize bullying behaviors, create community in the classroom, and help you meet the Common Core State Standards at the same time.



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Teaching Kindness: On Becoming Animal Rights Activists

"Escort little visitors outside." That had always been the rule in Mr. Bogle's classroom. But when the 1996 school year got underway, a parent called and demanded that their daughter–and all the rest of the students–be allowed to kill any bugs that came into the room. That complaint kicked off a controversy that ended up changing the course of two teachers’ lives forever.



Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality is filled with inspiring, from-the-ground stories about practical ways to include LGBTQ content in curriculum, make it a part of an approach to social justice, and create classrooms and schools that nurture all children and their families.




Rethinking Multicultural Education

Moving beyond a simplistic focus on heroes and holidays, and foods and festivals, Rethinking Multicultural Education demonstrates a powerful vision of anti-racist, social justice education. Practical, rich in story, and analytically sharp, Rethinking Multicultural Education reclaims multicultural education as part of a larger struggle for justice and against racism, colonization, and cultural oppression in schools and society.




Is Everyone Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education

This practical handbook will introduce readers to social justice education, providing tools for developing ''critical social justice literacy'' and for taking action towards a more just society. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, this book offers a collection of detailed and engaging explanations of key concepts in social justice education, including critical thinking, socialization, group identity, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, power, privilege, and White supremacy.



One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium

Twenty completely new stories of negotiating the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT educator in the twenty-first century




To Love Tenderly: Teaching Compassion and Justice Through Stories and Activities

Thirty-two short, absorbing stories about children and families from many different countries and cultures: from Tanzania to El Salvador, from the United States to Croatia, from Sweden to China. Some are based on real-life situations, others on folk tales. But they all introduce children to the realities of poverty, injustice, and abuse of natural resources, to help them develop a strong sense of identification with children all over the world.




Teaching Compassion: A Guide for Humane Educators, Teachers, and Parents

A teacher's narrative and lesson plans to encourage respect, responsibility, and compassion. Topics include the emotional connection between children and animals (as revealed through their artwork and poetry), pet care, pet overpopulation, habitat loss, and the question of hunting.



Teaching Empathy: A Blueprint for Caring, Compassion, and Community

Teaching Empathy gives educators the tools to teach the pro-social skill of empathy to help create a culture of caring in their schools.




The Kindness of Children

The Kindness of Children quietly brings together the moral life of the very young and the very old. With her characteristic unpretentious charm, Paley lets her listeners and storytellers take us down unexpected paths, where the meeting of story and real life make us wonder: Are children wiser about the nature of kindness than we think they are?




The Kindness Curriculum: Introducing Young Children to Loving Values

Here's a curriculum designed to build character and teach the values and skills children need to grow into happy, productive, and caring people. Create opportunities for kids to practice kindness, empathy, conflict resolution, and respect, and you'll be amazed at the results. Children do care and they can learn to show it. More than 60 imaginative, exuberant activities that are invaluable when instilling character and kindness.



Charter for Compassion Recognition Items

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