“Compassion is the radicalism of our times.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama

BeCompassionateNL is based in Logy Bay, Newfoundland (Ktaqamkuk) and Labrador, Canada.

I am a widowed senior. I am mostly retired as an academic clinical Hematologist/Oncologist. I am also now a breast cancer survivor living with a recent diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As an Irish Canadian, I love to enjoy the craic and have fun. 

I founded BeCompassionateNL in 2020   I wished to connect with others to cultivate compassion,  reverse massive inequality, climate chaos, loss of biodiversity and massive inequality and to co-create more peace and joy. 

I donate small amounts monthly to support independent news outlets, Amnesty International and several NFPs, plus 1% for the planet. 

On August 8, I donated $1000 to WarChild Canada.

I donated $250 to the Regenerative Education Center in Maui, Hawaii, in August.

Land Acknowledgement of the Kindness of the Ancestors

With gratitude, we acknowledge this Land Acknowledgement we received permission to use from First Light.

We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, whose culture has now been erased forever. We also acknowledge the island of Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland) as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq. And we acknowledge Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut. We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. As First Peoples have done since time immemorial, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land and to respect the cultures, ceremonies, and traditions of all who call it home. As we open our hearts and minds to the past, we commit ourselves to work in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.


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Compassion Cultivation Training©

This is an eight-week online Compassion Cultivation Training© Meditation course. This course is ideal for people who care and seek to serve. For many of us, it is easy to become trapped in toxic altruism and toxic empathy  and to confuse  these with  compassionate empathy.  Learning to protect our warm hearts  from exploitation is vital for everyone working on  the frontlines and their  managers. In this experiential and interactive group course, those who seek to develop a daily compassion focused meditation practice are supported on this journey.


Canadian and World Community of Christian Meditation.

These drop-in sessions are hosted on Zoom. Our focus is on healing trauma and cultivating peace and reconciliation. People of all faiths and no faith are most welcome to join us. 


Mission Statement


We value diversity and inclusion. We advocate for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. We support the concept of the nine planetary boundaries.  We support the EarthFor All movement  to tackle climate chaos, loss of biodiversity, massive inequality  and pollution. We view authenticity, compassion and wisdom as powerful tools.  We believe that cultivating compassion and wisdom are essential  to prevent rule by  an extreme  elite for an extreme  elite.   We seek to  co-create a florishing future for all human and non-human life to the next Seven Generations.

About BeCompassionateNL

“We believe that the answer to bad is always better. Hence, we invite everyone to join us in envisioning, practicing, and studying the art, ceremony, dance, music, reflective practices, poetry, philosophy, and science of compassion, kindness, inclusion, regeneration and healingof trauma.

Together we can co-create more democratic, ecologically advanced, fair, generous, hospitable, inclusive, open, technologically advanced and transparent societies. We must start at the Municipal level and join with others  locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.

Without them humanity cannot survive.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama


Register now for the Compassion Cultivation Training 8-week course!