compassion

Help Bring Compassion to Classrooms 

The Greater Good Science Center is helping the internationally renowned Roots of Empathy program expand to the San Francisco Bay Area this fall — and there's a way you can help it bring more compassion to classrooms. Read More 

  • Rod Meade Sperry
  • October 18, 2011

Killing with Kindness? 

Yesterday The New York Times published a science piece about “pathological altruism.” This is when normally helpful behavior “is taken to extremes, misapplied or stridently rhapsodized.” Then it can become “unhelpful, unproductive and even destructive.” Dr. Robert A. Burton, author of the forthcoming book Pathological Altruism, says selflessness gone awry may… Read More 

  • Line Goguen-Hughes
  • October 4, 2011

Compassion in the Heartland 

In celebration of the culmination of the year-long "Appleton Compassion Project," the Dalai Lama sent a video message to the project participants praising the initiative. Read the Dalai Lama's complete message here. The Tibetan spiritual leader had also previously sent a message to one of the… Read More 

  • Line Goguen-Hughes
  • May 18, 2011

The Importance of Sadness 

Sadness isn't necessarily something to be avoided. In fact, Susan Piver says despair can be the consequence of fighting it. Compassion is what happens when you don’t.  Read More 

  • Susan Piver
  • April 20, 2011

Kids Explore Compassion through Creativity 

Students from kindergarten to grade 12 are being given the opportunity to explore the meaning of compassion—through art. “Though you can use a lot of words to describe compassion, by putting it into art, art adds value to words and art goes deeper than words,” says James Heiks,… Read More 

  • Line Goguen-Hughes
  • April 6, 2011

Healing the Child Within 

The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, says Thich Nhat Hanh, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain will transform negative emotions. Read More 

  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • April 5, 2011
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