“Compassion is the radicalism of our times.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama

BeCompassionateNl was founded in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador.

In  May 2022, we seek Board Members for an Independent  Advisory Board. We seek collaborators and partners to help us achieve B certification. We cherish and seek to learn from our Indigenous Elders, Bundle and Knowledge keepers, Land Protectors, their strong allies, our collective Wisdom Teachers, innovative business and community leaders, creatives and scientists. We support a Just Transition. To ensure this happens we are setting our intention to co-create compassion, diversity, kindness and inclusion-focused ecological civilizations. Our intention is to ensure that human and non-human life will flourish to the Seventh Generation

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 working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.

Training & Events

Compassion Cultivation Training©

This is an eight-week compassion cultivation training meditation program , which  integrates traditional contemplative practices, with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others.

Meditation

Canadian and World Community of Christian Meditation.

We host two free one-hour meditation sessions weekly on Zoom. These are open to people of all faiths and no faith. Beginners and Experienced Meditators are most welcome.

Events

We  love to  collaborate and partner with all, who seek to cultivate happy and harmonious connections between diverse  communities and with the natural world. We  celebrate diversity, inclusion and interconnection.We promote  healing, resilience, truth and reconciliation .We seek trauma  healing  for individuals, across generations and between different  communities.

Mission Statement

In response to the 6th Report of the International Panel on Climate  Change, we choose to co-create a safe and welcoming online community. We invite people, who self-identify as First Nation, Indigenous, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, Newcomers and all, who believe in “The  Common Good.” We are building a friendly, inclusive, non-partisan, safe and welcoming community.  We are committed to a ” Just Transition”. We intend to leave no one behind. Instead, together we will seek to find quiet coves and safe havens.  Together we will ensure that we humans with all our non-human relations will flourish to the Seventh Generation.

About BeCompassionateNL

Man and woman are swinging a child between them by her arms as they walk down a paved path lined with trees

At BeCompassionateNL Inc., we seek to cherish, defend,  listen to, learn from, love and support  Indigenous Elders, Bundle and Knowledge Keepers, Wisdom Teachers and their strong allies.

We know that we, as individuals, family members, communities, nations and members of power blocs, we need to process our disappointments and our suffering. We need to cultivate resilience and recover from the suffering caused by accidents, bias, chaos, climate emergencies, conflict, discrimination, drought, exclusion, famines, floods, hurricanes, illness, tornados violence, warfare, and wildfires.

Suppressed human heartache and suffering, often referred to as trauma may make us “blind”. Unhealed emotional trauma is often the proverbial “elephant in the room “, trampling through our lives, hurting, and harming our relationships with ourselves, our family members, communities, and even entire nations. We suspect that unhealed suffering is amplified and intensified by the constant pain and stress of modern living.

We, modern have created highly competitive, hierarchical, punitive, and unhealthy societies. Hence we live with pandemic levels of addiction, anxiety, chronic illness, disconnect, grief and loneliness.  We know that we humans have a tremendous inherent capacity to care, cultivate compassion, connection, and kindness, and increase our resilience. We also know that post-traumatic growth is possible.

Hence, we set our intention to heal ourselves, our families, our communities, and our living planet.  We choose to encourage, support each other and join in inclusive, supportive, and welcoming circles. We believe that our lives are happier and healthier when we create relatively equal, caring societies. Linked together in a circle, we know that we have the support needed when we stumble and fall. 

So we set our intention to heal ourselves, our families, our communities and our living planet. During these stormy times, we invite all our neighbours to walk with us, through the doorway of Truth and Reconciliation, to heal people and the planet, find quiet coves and co-create safe havens.

We choose to encourage and support each other and to join together in inclusive, supportive and welcoming circles. We know that when we link arms together to form a circle, we will experience more joy and feel more secure. We acknowledge that when we create relatively equal, caring societies, we lead to happier and healthier lives. Linked together in a circle, we know that have the needed support, when we stumble and fall. 

We choose collaboration and partnership over extreme competition and domination. We view hope as a human right. We embrace our perfectly imperfect humanity. We choose to co-create an inclusive and safe community in which to connect and learn together. We believe that we are each other’s keepers. We have each other’s back.

We are concerned that corruption, massive inequality and our seeming incapacity to discern the difference between imperfection and criminality are destroying our quality of life and risking our children’s futures. At BeCompassionateNL Inc., we love art, celebrations, crafts, critical thinking, dance, food, fun, games, life, the life arts, music, nature, poetry, reflective practices, and sport.

We honour diversity in family, friends, colleagues, community members, inclusion,  neighbours and teammates. We set our intention to cherish, defend, honour, listen to, learn from and protect Indigenous and Metis Land Protectors and Elders, our neighbours and Wisdom Teachers from all our rich human heritage.

All help us transform ourselves to become more compassionate and kind to ourselves, our loved ones, strangers, those we find difficult and to animals, birds, fish, trees, and all life on our beautiful living planet. 

We believe that the answer to bad is not a vacuum. It is always better. Hence, we invite everyone to join us to envision, practice and study art, ceremony, dance, music, reflective practices, poetry, philosophy and science. All the arts and especially the life art encourage human and non-human flourishing to the Seventh Generation.

We set our intention to co-create a democratic, fair, generous, gracious, hospitable, inclusive, open, ecologically, and technologically advanced civilizations locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.

Without them humanity cannot survive.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama

Compassion Cultivation Training©

Registration is now open for the 8-week CCT™ program starting April 21, 2022.