SEATTLE, October 3, 2013—Residents of Seattle and 19 other communities worldwide played in the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest, a “co-opetition” that ran from September 11-21, 2013. The Compassion Map leaderboard at compassiongames.org shows thousands of volunteer hours contributed, benefiting more than 18,000 people.…Continue
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Games Run through September 21 with Closing Ceremonies in 18 Communities across 4 Countries
Residents of Seattle and 19 other communities worldwide have been playing in the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest, a worldwide “co-opetition” running since September 11, 2013. Seattle will close out the games with festivities and ceremonies September 21 – the…
Games run September 11-21 worldwide—anyone can play
“We behave ourselves into new ways of thinking,
as distinct from thinking ourselves into new ways of behaving.”
—from the Hoʻoponopono practice of forgiveness
Here’s an update and invitation to participate in this time of great transition. I just returned from Vancouver, British Columbia where I witnessed the fifth signing of the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects. The treaty was signed by Chief Maureen Thomas from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Jewell James from the Lummi Tribe. The signing was witnessed by Shawn Atleo, the National Chief of the Assembly…Continue
Hopefully you have already heard from me about A Day of Action at City Hall, scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. In this brief post, I thought I'd tell you a little bit more about one of the action items planned for that day: the “Campaign to Protect the Sacred”, led by First Nations and Native American tribes.…Continue
Have you been wondering about the prophecies associated with 2012? This documentary will amaze and inspire you! One of the founders of the Compassionate Action Network and our Compassion Movement, Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is featured in this remarkable film that you can watch online free/donation…Continue
We are so fortunate to have Andy Smallman leading his Kindness Class during the Compassion Games. Andy has been teaching kindness for over 15 years. He and his wife Melinda Shaw founded the Puget Sound Community School and Kind Living.…Continue
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Here is a story of compassion that is so needed at this time as we support our police force to think differently about how they relate to their fellow citizens. Imagine if it was your job to arrest people. How would you relate to the people you're arresting? What does it mean to treat those who are being arrested with compassion?
A few weeks ago I was witness to an uncanny event that helped shed light on these questions. While attending a meeting focused on the…Continue
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You are cordially invited to participate in the 2012 Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest! Join the games and spread the word about what you do everyday to contribute to a safer, kinder and more just community. The Compassion Games are designed to help, heal, and inspire all of us to…Continue
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As you know, the goal of Compassionate Seattle is to mobilize community resources to make Seattle truly a City of Compassion by the year 2020. The recent gun violence in Seattle only serves to heighten the challenges we face and our need to be engaged citizens; people with the vision and the power to collaborate…Continue
It’s safe to say that, if you’re reading this, you would like to see more peace in our world. And it’s probably not a stretch to say that you love to help bring that peace to our world.
But how do you do that? How do you become an instrument of peace?
Tool Kit for Conversations at Home and in the Community
Violent tragedies have repeatedly rocked our city in recent days and months, casting a shadow of darkness in many places throughout the Greater Seattle area. It’s affected all of us – whether we knew the victims or not – perhaps threatening our sense of safety and trust in the goodness of those around us. Where there is shadow, there is also light – even though it may be hidden.
We are planning and supporting activities and events in the Seattle area in response to the recent gun violence. You can donate to the families here.
Sunday, June 10, Noon: Community-wide moment of silence…Continue
From the Seattle Times http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2018335675_edit03hope.html
The tragic mass murder this week in Seattle is disturbing on many levels. But the actions of bystanders responding to the still-shocking circumstances shows an important contrast — that good people can step up and make a difference.
HOPE is still alive in the city. Last…Continue
Net Smart is the latest book from Howard Rheingold. As he put's it: "How you use social media matters to you, to me, and to everyone." He identifies five essential literacies: (1) attention, (2) crap detection, (3) participation, (4) collaboration, (5) network smarts.
He draws important connections between the distracting phenomenon of social media and how through meta-cognition…Continue
Compassionate Seattle is applying for the 2012 TED Prize City 2.0 contest. There are 10 micro grants of $10,000 offered to the best ideas submitted; our idea is Compassionate Seattle: Collective Impact 2012. …Continue
We have launched Compassionate Seattle! Thanks to everyone for your participation. The wonderful event at the Center for Spiritual Living on March 31 launched this year's focus on creating Collective Impact.
Here's what's next...Continue
Compassionate Seattle and the Compassionate Action Network have had a close working relationship with TED, the TED Prize and with Karen Armstrong. In 2008 Karen was awarded the TED Prize, the same year that the Seeds of Compassion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama happened here in Seattle.
In 2010 the Charter for Compassion was our rallying cry to globally implement the golden rule. Seattle started a campaign to affirm the Charter and encouraged other communities around the world do…Continue
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