I am very new to CAN. I heard Karen Armstrong the other evening at the local Unitarian Church and new that I must be a part of this organization. I have been a Zen and Vipassana meditator for many years. Last week I was in Pasadena CA and heard Thich Hnat Hanh speak about compassion plus. I subscribe to Tricycle online and also receive the magazine. Everywhere I look and everywhere I abide I am met with literature, film and groups discussing COMPASSION. I pulled out two books of my own from 30 years ago when I studied compassion. Now I know I must be compassion. I look forward to traveling this road with you. Deep bows and gratitude for contacting me.
Hi Joanne, I can only imagine how overwhelmed you must have been and perhaps still are trying to catch up. You gave so much!! Your training in NV Communications both fascinating and hugely valuable. I'll look forward to hearing about it. Be well. Yes, Namaste, Steven
Dear Joanne,We met at the Compassionate Seattle celebration. I am the coordinator of the Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition and wanted to talk with you about the Freedom Project and other areas of overlap in our lives. You suggested that I wait and contact you this week. My phone # is 425 313 8937. What is the best way to contact you? -- Elizabeth Maupin
Joanne, what can I say to you my friend of many hats? Your participation on the panel was inspired and you impacted many lives on Saturday with your authentic voice and story. How you were also able to orchestrate the volunteers before and on the day of the event is beyond my comprehension. What you did in total for the event was beyond any "normal" persons capabilities! Thank you for seeing the importance of the work, for taking it on & for being an inspiration to us all!
Awesome job! Sorry there was never a chance to chat, but what a wonderful event it was yesterday. You played no small part, and just from a happy participant/vendor ... thank you! When and if you've rested up, let's talk about Interfaith in Lynnwood. But for now, awesome, my new friend. Awesome!
Joanne, thank you for all the work you did for Saturday's event - it really showed in the way things moved. Your comments on the panel really did move the compassion dial. Great to have a few minutes to talk with you.
Good morning, Joanne, When we are compassion everyone is our friend. I am meeting up with my friend this morning to see if he would be willing to be the "Compassionate Rep" for Lynnwood. We will call our other friend and invite him "to be the change" for Mill Creek. I will ask "Laura of Mukilteo" if she wants compassion to explode in her town! Now that would be news worthy.My grandson wants to introduce the Charter to his classroom....cool! I would like to connect with others from Everett. I awakened this morning with another idea....I will send you an E-mail about it. Thank you for being "The Believing Mirror"!!!
Hello Joanne, Jon Ramer referred me to you for volunteering tomorrow at the Compassionate Seattle event at CSL! Let me know how I can help! I am new to this site, so in trying to send you a message I also sent you a "friend request". Thanks so much. Anne
Hi - I am writing to ask for your support in creating a compassionate world. When I started the Compassionate Action Network I was hoping that social networks could be part of how we activate the will and find a way to make just and lasting change. I am grateful that you joined this network and I sincerely hope that it has made some difference in your life and your community.
It was the action part of compassionate action that got my attention. So now I invite you to be part of taking another step forward together. I ask that you take two minutes to join the 10 Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities if you haven’t already.
We need 1,000 people to join by March 15 to have the Mayor and City Council follow through on their end. If you personally join the campaign and share or send this on to others we will take a big collective step forward in building our capacity to make change happen. This is not just another petition, what you do will make a difference. You can learn more about this here
You don’t need to be a Seattle resident to join this campaign, and this idea is spreading. Campaigns have started or are starting in Vancouver, BC, Bellingham, Bellevue, Issaquah, Spokane, Portland, San Francisco, and London.
If there ever was a time to stand together and affirm that what each of us does and does not do makes a difference it is now. I ask that you find the time to add your name to the growing list of people awakening compassion in our cities and our world. Join here now
Welcome, Joanne! After the Charter for Compassion Event, I look forward to more activities on CAN. Hope you'll make it to Open Space on 10/17 and perhaps we can brainstorm what Charter for Compassion Event we may put on for the NW on 11/12.
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