Sleeping Meditation

Take rest. Let the process of your practice unfold all by itself. Let your healing have its own rhythm. Keep … Read More

The Mindful Street Cop

After 25 years of police and criminal justice work, Cheri Maples co-founded the Center for Mindfulness … Read More

Community for the Homeless

Imagine 3,000 homeless adults and children lined up outside a convention center in the middle of … Read More

Tree of Contemplative Practices

Clinical psychologist Lorne Ladner, who wrote the excellent book, The … Read More

Charter for Compassion

Here is the complete text of the Charter for Compassion: The principle of compassion lies at the heart of … Read More

Every Human Being Needs Empathy and Compassion

After President Obama stated that he would use “empathy” as one criterion for selecting a candidate for the U. S. Read More

How can communities be compassionate?

Community in the narrow sense is a neighborhood or a cluster of neighborhoods. Read More

The Compassion Superficiality Quiz

Is your compassion only “ribbon deep”? Do you worry about the possibility that your compassionate actions … Read More

Mindfulness becomes Mainstream

Mindfulness has reached a milestone in its evolution as a social movement. … Read More

Awareness & Mindfulness as Foundations of Compassion

The state of being mentally and emotionally sensitized to an object of suffering constitutes the first stepping stone of compassion … Read More