Please spread the word via email to your networks about the July 11th event. Feel free to use the below text or create your own. Thanks!
Compassionate Seattle – What’s Next?
As you know, over the past two years a Compassion Movement has begun in Seattle that is being complemented & strengthened by efforts throughout the region in Bellingham,… Continue
Added by Emily Hine on June 29, 2010 at 10:31pm —
Compassionate Action Network leaders actively censor news items posted by members, despite those postings being directly related to the theory and practice (ie action) of compassion in our societies and economies...
Sad to see... not really compassionate, is it?
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 28, 2010 at 4:30pm —
More voices of compassion from the corner of C and 3rd in Davis, California, United States. Being the compassion guy on the corner, people often come up and hand notes about compassion. The first entry was handed over and quotes Albert Einstein.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical illusion of his consciousness.… Continue
Added by David Breaux on June 28, 2010 at 3:15pm —
I was privileged to lead a breath work session yesterday...
And part of the session included a discussion about the identity and nature of the Life Force (am staying away from terms such as God/Goddess etc, which are loaded,… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 28, 2010 at 12:20pm —
Counting for Nothing....
There is something fundamentally wrong with the way we measure the well being of a society.
In our upside-down system of
accounting (GNP & GDP) war (and oil spills) is productive, misery caused by it is not taken into account and a dead tree is better than a living forest.…
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 25, 2010 at 3:30pm —
I'm just a little confused, here...
One of the main foci listed by the Compassionate Action Network as its raison d'etre, is to change our world by raising compassionate children (actually, I think children are pretty much compassionate by nature - its we grownups who have forgotten or buried that quality in ourselves, but that's another discussion)...
And what we have going on in public education all around this country,… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 23, 2010 at 12:16pm —
Filmmaker, Author, Speaker, and Compassionate Action Network member John de Graff has produced 40 documentaries for KCTS, the Seattle PBS station. Here's information about John's ground-breaking "Gross National Happiness" project:
GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS SEATTLE - A TENTATIVE PLAN
Our campaign to make Seattle America’s first “Gross National Happiness City,” or at least, America’s happiest city, is well underway. On Monday, April 19th, Michael Pennock of the Vancouver… Continue
Added by PamKM on June 23, 2010 at 9:15am —
I noticed Karen Armstrong's interview with Rev. Cheen
talking about a 12 Step program for compassion.
The University of Minnesota Center for Restorative Justice &
Peacemaking has a PDF file available for Twelve Steps of Personal Peacemaking
by Mark Umbreit, which begins:
"1. Admit that conflict and violence within yourself and among your… Continue
Added by David Hazen on June 23, 2010 at 7:59am —
We live in an addictive culture of repeating cycles of violence and war. We have all been traumatized as victims and witnesses, or as perpetrators, which is even more traumatizing. We want peace, and yet the inner work necessary to manifest the outer peace is much more difficult than we ever anticipated.
Why? Our culture has provided us with infinite varieties of denial, distraction, and delusion. Finding our way through this fog requires support for the process of letting go of the… Continue
Added by David Hazen on June 20, 2010 at 6:20am —
The April 24th (4-24) “Compassionate Seattle: It's Up to Us!” event was a great success. The notion that wishes can come true, Karen Armstrong's wish to implement globally the Golden Rule, our wish to have her come and participate, have been a source of inspiration and hope during these challenging times.
Thank you to everyone who participated. The recorded video material is being edited and there are many great videos and photos already on the site. Since leaving Seattle,… Continue
Added by Jon Ramer on June 18, 2010 at 8:30am —
Practicing 'Green Compassion": How Do You Stack Up?
When I wrote my book, The Compassionate Life, I never suspected the words I'd put on the page would get so deep under my skin. But hanging out with the folks who do the heart's heavy lifting -- homeless shelter workers, kidney… Continue
Added by Susan Burns on June 16, 2010 at 6:50pm —
A few more answers to the question "Would you care to share your written concept of the word compassion?" from Davis, California, U.S.A.
Compassion is key to coexistence. It is the understanding that what one does effects others and within that concept we are in this together. Your suffering is my suffering.
Being within the essence of love, hope, infinity toward understanding of the human soul, it's natural beauty right and to give beyond giving forever… Continue
Added by David Breaux on June 14, 2010 at 8:51pm —
The following article was written by CAN member John de Graff. John just recently organized a remarkable visit to the United States by Karma Tshiteem, the Secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission in Bhutan. Of course a "compassionate city" would be concerned with the happiness of its people. We are planning to collaborate and integrate these… Continue
Added by Jon Ramer on June 13, 2010 at 4:44pm —
Added by Mali Rowan on June 13, 2010 at 3:43pm —
Speaking of old paradigms... there are some 'socially aware' businesses around the world who have adopted the Triple Bottom Line operating and accounting philosophy of PPP, which stands for People, Planet, Profit...
in my opinion, they've still got the focus wrong: It should be PLANET, PEOPLE, PROSPERITY....
As a species we are merely one variety of
life in the ecosphere; we seem to have developed the arrogance of
thinking the planet is our playground and we can do… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 13, 2010 at 10:11am —
The Inner and Outer of the Gulf Oil Deluge: Questions and a Prayer
I have noticed that there are significant numbers of people… Continue
Added by Mali Rowan on June 12, 2010 at 3:23pm —
Power to and of the People... maybe the Seattle School Board will listen to its constituents this time... Read and sign here (and pass the word along - we'd love at least 500 signatures by June 16th, when we're presenting this to the Board):
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 12, 2010 at 8:30am —
The Seattle public school community has had enough - three years of expensive chaos and incompetence under Dr Goodloe Johnson and its time for her to go.
Well, its been four days since we set up our Declaration of No Confidence in Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson online, asking people to read and to sign...http://www.petitiononline.com/S3B62010/petition.html
And word of mouth and media publicity… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 10, 2010 at 11:30am —
I have just joined this group and am looking for opportunities to speak or lead discussions relating to three recent projects of which I have been a part.
Blessed are the Pacifists: The Beatitudes and Just War Theory (Herald Press, 2006) engages the limitations of just war theory and was chosen last year for the United Methodist Women's reading program.
Meeting God (Presses Universitaires Internationales, 2009) is a novel that explores the origins of religion.… Continue
Added by Thomas Trzyna on June 9, 2010 at 11:58am —
This lovely little book is filled with inspiring quotes to support you in your Compassionate Actions... And I just found out my sister dedicated it to me! It's just $6.50 and makes a great gift so I hope you'll order a bunch: Check it out: (available only at Barnes & Noble)… Continue
Added by Susan Partnow on June 8, 2010 at 9:07am —