“Compassion is the radicalism of our times.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama

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

My name is Dr. Frances Scully. I founded BeCompassionateNLinc as a private company in July 2020. I am certified to teach the secular Compassion Cultivation Training Meditation Course and Christian Meditation online. I plan to work towards B certification for this startup social enterprise.  Here we are building an online community of people from diverse backgrounds to grow compassion, fellowship,  kindness, and safe interconnection. Here we will only share well-researched ideas, practices, and tools about how we can all become good ancestors as individuals, members of families, communities, territories, nations, and members of our massive chaotic human family. Please join our free Be CompassionateNL mighty network today. 

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.

Training & Events

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Compassion Cultivation Training©

This is an eight-week Compassion Cultivation Training Meditation course. This 8-week course integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychological and scientific research on compassion cultivation to cultivate compassion. Together we can cultivate compassion,  compassionate empathy, and kindness for ourselves and others. We can include those we find difficult and all life on our beautiful living blue planet. 


Canadian and World Community of Christian Meditation.

Two free one-hour Christian meditation sessions are hosted weekly on Zoom. These sessions are open to people of all faiths and no faith. Complete beginners and experienced meditators are most welcome.  All are welcome. Please join us as life and time allow. 


We love collaborating and partnering with all who seek to cultivate fun, joyful, and harmonious interconnections. We cherish our human families and friends and all our relations.  We learned the term “all our relations”  in how our First Nation Elders teach us to recognize all life forms in the Sacred Web of Life. We celebrate diversity, inclusion, and interconnection. We set our intention to heal,  build resilience, and work together for truth, and reconciliation. We seek to move beyond our own hurts and harms, individually, as members of families, and diverse communities locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. We know that peace and joy are our birthrights and that together we can find safe havens and quiet coves.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create an inclusive and welcoming community. Here we welcome all who seek to cultivate compassion, kindness, and safe interconnection. We, who are nonindigenous, love learning the teachings of our Indigenous Elders and their vital allies. We encourage everyone to reconnect, fall in love with the territory we live in, and choose to become a good ancestor. We welcome people of all cultures and spiritual traditions to work with us for the Common Good. Everywhere we look, we see increasing suffering and potential catastrophe. We are also mindful that real solutions exist. Peace and joy are possible, and friendship and fun are the best motivational tools.  Our love for people and the planet calls us to roll our sleeves, restore harmony and balance, and heal ourselves and our planet. People whose ancestors include First Nations peoples,  Founding peoples, newcomers to Ktaqamkuk and Labrador, and people living away are welcome to join us. We invite everyone to walk with us through the door of Truth and Reconciliation to find healing, safe havens, and quiet coves.  

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 cherish, defend, listen to, learn from, love, and support  Indigenous Elders, Bundle and Knowledge Keepers, Wisdom Teachers, and their vital allies. We love learning from wise, caring, and compassion-focused leaders. We love learning from our Indigenous Elders, who speak so movingly of all our relations and the good harvest. 2022 has been a year in which we watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine in horror.  We listened to heart-rendering reports of the sufferings endured by Indigenous land defenders in Canada, the US, and every continent. We watched with bated breath the battle for decency and m democracy unfold in elections everywhere. We are paying attention to the pleas from environmental scientists and biologists everywhere imploring all of us to join hands, hearts, and minds and to love and protect the 10 % of nature that still remains. 




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

At Be CompassionateNl.inc, 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 seek to have each other’s backs.

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. Therefore we turn to inspirational organizations like  Transparency International Canada. 

At BeCompassionateNL Inc., we love art, celebrations, crafts, critical thinking, dance, food, fun, games, life, the “living arts”, music, nature, poetry, reflective practices, and sport.

We honor diversity and inclusion. We set our intention to cherish, defend, honor, listen to, learn from and protect Indigenous and Metis Land Protectors and Elders, our neighbors and Wisdom Teachers from all our rich human heritage.


We believe that the answer to bad 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, especially the live arts. We encourage human and non-human flourishing to the Seventh Generation.

We set our intention to co-create 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

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