An inspiring circle of friends and colleagues have confirmed their intentions to join us for this special gathering of the Compassionate Action Network on the Big Island of Hawaii - and - we welcome your to join us.
Come warm your heart and bones in the beauty, grace, and warmth of the Island, breath the fragrant air, and allow the trade winds, warm waves, and gentle earth help affirm and restore your harmony and balance for the New… Continue
Added by Joel Levey on December 31, 2009 at 2:22am —
I'm reading Peter Merry's Imaginal Cells Global Change Strategy
and I highly recommend it. Big chunks of his thinking, particularly related to imaginal cells metaphor within networks, have been themes and memes in my own thinking and work for the past 9 years. I love the synthesis and synergy he's done here. Fantastic!
Added by Sheri Herndon on December 31, 2009 at 1:31am —
December 24, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: John Hale
The Compassionate Cities Campaign will begin in Seattle as a collaboration between Seattle City Government representatives and its citizens that will recognize compassion as an ethical imperative in public policies affecting how its residents meet their basic human needs. Its intention… Continue
Added by John Hale on December 29, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I am inviting you to make a holiday heart connection for a community in crisis. I am collecting comments to send onto this troubled Toronto, Ontario community based facility, an in patient long term care and out patient adult community day care for stroke victims. Usually just a visit to this home will break open the heart and widen the eyes to the suffering of the elderly and disabled. The staff are those amazing unsung heros who live compassionate action daily for the sake of it. The nursing… Continue
Added by Susan Burns on December 24, 2009 at 2:53pm —
Why Compassion and Media? I believe these two words have much in common and are intimately bound together because media in the broadest sense is all about how we communicate, what stories we choose to communicate, and the larger story-field from which we draw inspiration. And compassion is a way of relating that impacts all areas of our life, including the sector of Media & Communications.
If after reading this blog post and the… Continue
Added by Sheri Herndon on December 24, 2009 at 2:35pm —
"Empathy cannot be taught. It has to be caught."
- Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy Founder
In December 2009, Mary Gordon spoke at Seattle's Town Hall about her global evidence-based classroom program called Roots of Empathy. Its mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies – child by child – through the development of empathy in children.
In the Roots of Empathy program, a family brings a young baby into the classroom and the students sit around a green… Continue
Added by PamKM on December 21, 2009 at 3:30pm —
The body holds stories. Cells hold stories. We are, in some ways, stories waiting to be told. And for some it's not enough to let the mouth tell the story. For some, it is a more involved body process. There is no denying it. Based on the things I have seen and experienced, there is trauma everywhere. Trauma that is not being released, because there is nowhere to release it. So concrete and devoid of culture and creativity have we become, that we don't see how valuable expression is. The… Continue
Added by Armen Moradians on December 18, 2009 at 9:51pm —
Living in the Fire of Change: Sacred Action & Social Transformation
is a conference that travels to different communities that ignites a sustainable and lasting forum that has a foundation in looking at the integrative aspect of transformation and then taking that to the action based realm. What we experience within is inextricably connected with the external realm.… Continue
Added by Mali Rowan on December 17, 2009 at 8:40am —
The Northwest Dharma Association supports CAN as part of the "Mahasangha" of beings working to create compassion in this world.
To see a recent article in the online Northwest Dharma News about the October "Connecting for Compassionate Action" event, visit this link:
Or simply go to the NWDA website,… Continue
Added by Julie Welch on December 15, 2009 at 4:30pm —
A letter from Plum Village dated December 12, 2009 . . .
Please read attachments. If you think you can post on your website / foward via email lists we are grateful. More info is available on the helpbatnha.org website
. Our How to Help section needs updating. Will do soon.
Let me know of suggestions / requests to help you support us as you have been so doing.
We are especially encouraging… Continue
Added by Reverend Cheen on December 13, 2009 at 3:30am —
Halito Cyber-friends south of the border,
I have recently moved from the Mt. Elphinstone peace camp to Lillooet B.C-this is Cayoosh-St'at'imc country.....and I am most thrilled to be living with that village feeling again...the last time was when I lived in Bella Coola with the Nuxalkmc people 10 years ago.
I am looking forward to the second International Indigenous Leadership gathering "Protecting the Sacred" to be held here May 30-June 6....last year the Spirit and Wisdom Keepers… Continue
Added by Karma Chodzin Lalo on December 11, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Aloha Dear Compassionate Friends & Colleagues,
Greetings from AlohaLand,
We write with good news for those of you who'd like to attend the CAN Hawaii Gathering March 27 - Mar. 7th on the Big Island of Hawaii.
There are some great travel fares posted at:
Added by Joel Levey on December 11, 2009 at 4:54pm —
Good News! Thanks to the Connecting for Change program at the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education in Vancouver BC, we have secured donated medical equipment to help some of the 30 million people In Uganda that are badly in need of medical services.
However, the cost to cover oversight and transport of a container of supplies to Uganda is prohibitive at $35,000.00. We are hoping to find either a Humanitarian Aid sponsor, or ideas for how to transport the container at low or no… Continue
Added by PamKM on December 7, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Local radio station KEXP
and their community affairs program “Mind Over Matters
” has been an innovative and cultural force in the Seattle community for years.
On Saturday, December 5th Diane Horn, host of the… Continue
Added by Jon Ramer on December 6, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Here is an article I wrote about the wonderful event in October at the Northwest Dharma News:
Warm wishes to all,
Added by Nick Vail on December 6, 2009 at 10:45am —
Aloha Dear Compassionate Friends & Colleagues,
Greetings from AlohaLands where the full moon filters through the palms and bamboo that are dancing in the trade winds.
The first whales have arrived and hundreds more are on their way to frolic and breed along the North Kohala coast - the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in Hawaii - and a natural reserve of great beauty, history, and sacred meaning for the people of the Islands.
As we write we continue our… Continue
Added by Joel Levey on December 4, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Co Creator Agreements
“As our consciousness shifts from separation and fear to unity and love we join together in co-creative endeavors that embody the values and virtues of trust, respect, equality, cooperation, equanimity, generosity, integrity and compassion.”
~~ The Call
The evolutionary edge for humanity is sharing power. As a species we are gradually moving from using our power in self-centered adversarial ways to sharing our collective power for the… Continue
Added by Sheri Herndon on December 4, 2009 at 12:40pm —
Please join with the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Isabel Allende, and other global citizens to affirm the Charter for Compassion
"The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work… Continue
Added by PamKM on December 2, 2009 at 6:13pm —
Go to this North American Interfaith Network site
for live web-streaming of some Parliament sessions and commentaries.
Added by Reverend Cheen on December 2, 2009 at 6:07pm —
Dec. 2, 2009
As I was thinking of you all this morning and missing our time together, an inspiration came to me that I would like to share.
Unfortunately, the heavy rain prevented us from being together today. But, fortunately, with awareness we remember that in all challenges in life, there is always opportunity. So today, instead of writing off the entire day as dreary, limiting, keeping you from your daily doings, your fitness or Mindful Living, seize this moment as a… Continue
Added by Deanna Meilan on December 2, 2009 at 3:49pm —