“Compassion is the radicalism of our times.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama

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Compassion fatigue is a health challenge for many frontline workers. Embodying compassion and kindness has been practiced by Buddhist teachers for millennia. Preliminary research suggests that practicing the embodiment of kindness and compassion may help to prevent and alleviate compassion fatigue. At the invitation of Dr. James Doty, the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism  Research and Education (C-CARE), Thubten Jinpa, a renowned Buddhist scholar, was invited to join the faculty at  C-CARE in 2009.  Jinpa led a team to create a secular Compassion Cultivation Training(CCT) meditation course. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet supported the creation of this secular  8-week Compassion Cultivation Training(CCT) Meditation Program. CCT can be taught to any adult. In 2020, Dr. Frances Scully became certified to teach this course. She created BeCompassionateNL. inc. to support her commitment to sharing this training with others.



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.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.

Without them humanity cannot survive.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama


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