“Compassion is the radicalism of our times.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama

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

 I am certified as an adult clinical Hematologist. I  became certified to teach the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Meditation Course in  February  2020 and Christian Meditation in  2004.  I founded BeCompassionateNl in 2020. I aim to teach the CCT course to as many as possible and to support others who train and teach CCT. To create a  friendly, fun, safe, and supportive community. I am a newcomer to this beautiful place. I welcome Indigenous, non-Indigenous, and newcomers to connect and explore the optimal ways to incorporate the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to every level of Government. Also, to encourage discussions around how best to join the Earth For All commitment to eliminate poverty, reduce inequality, promote gender equity, food system changes, and energy production. I have had a lifetime commitment to healing.  I am dedicated to promoting linguistic diversity and preserving what Wade Davis calls the “ethnosphere”.  I am a founding member of the Global Compassion Alliance. I ama member of the World Community of Christian Meditation.  I have created several ” Spaces” on the BeCompassionateNl Mighty Network. I seek volunteers,  collaborators, and partners to host and moderate Spaces. Please reach out if this could be of interest. 

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. Frances Scully

Training & Events

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Compassion Cultivation Training©

This is an eight-week Compassion Cultivation Training Meditation course. Over eight weeks, this course integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychological and scientific research on compassion cultivation to cultivate compassionate empathy.  We cultivate compassion,  compassionate heart, and kindness for ourselves and others. Cautiously we begin to include those we find difficult and all life on our beautiful blue and green planet. Learning to protect our warm hearts is essential to these exercises and practices. 


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 to have fun and enjoy joyful and harmonious interconnections. We cherish our human families and friends and “All Our Relations.  We learned the term “All our Relations”  from our precious  First Nation Elders. The Elders and their strong allies 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 as individuals within families,  communities, and nations.  We seek to move beyond our hurts and harms individually as members of families scarred by transgenerational suffering, trauma, and diverse communities.  We know that peace and joy are our birthright  and that we can find safe havens and quiet coves together.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create an inclusive and welcoming community.  We choose  to welcome all to cultivate compassion, kindness, and safe interconnection. We, who are non indigenous, love learning the teachings of our Indigenous Elders and their vital allies. We encourage everyone to reconnect, fall in love with the beauty arounds us , and choose to become a good ancestor. We welcome people of all cultures and spiritual traditions to join us  to defence of  Our 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 up our sleeves, restore harmony and balance to  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!