“Compassion is the radicalism of our times.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama

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

Currently, we seek Board Members for an Independent Advisory Board. We also seek collaborators and partners to work with us to achieve B certification. We cherish and study the teachings of Indigenous Elders, bundle and knowledge keepers, land protectors, their strong allies, teachers of reflective practices, innovative creatives and scientists. We set our intention to co-create with our neighbours, compassion, diversity, flourishing, kind, and inclusive ecological civilization. We support the Nature Rights of the Atlantic Ocean. We seek to work towards creating a  Symbiocene, which leaves no one behind. Together, we seek to co- envision a “Just Transition” and are working to ensure which human and non-human life will flourish to the Seventh Generation. Together we seek to find safe havens and quiet coves. 

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

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

We welcome people, whose heritage are First Nation, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, by birth or choice and all who share our mission. We support the work of the St.John’s Social Justice Co-operative and the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights, as they work to have the Nature Rights of the Atlantic Ocean recognized. We are committed to all authentic truth and reconciliation with First Nations peoples, foundational peoples and newcomers. Our focus is on healing individuals, families and communities and the natural world from trauma triggered by abuse, colonization, domination, exploitation and warfare.  We are committed to the inclusive  Intentional Community Movement. We are committed to supporting the emergence of a new inclusive and thriving Symbiocene. We choose to work towards a flourishing future for humans and non-human life.

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

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