Compassion Resources

We are creating this space to share diverse resources on compassion. As we discover quality sources of information and support, we will add those to this page.


28 Compassion Books, Exercises and TED Talks

We have discovered this rich goldmine of videos, exercises, activities, TED talks, books, and other resources.

With deep appreciation to the author of this collection, Leslie Riopel, a freelance writer and psychology teacher with a Master’s degree in Psychology.

Reference: Riopel, Leslie. (2019, April 29).

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The Greater Good Science Center on Compassion

Published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, a partner of the Charter of Compassion, Professor Dacher Keltner takes a look at the evolutionary roots of compassion and shares 15 research findings on the benefits of compassion. An additional page takes the reader to science-based activities for cultivating compassion. The short article ends with a YouTube recording on Heroic Compassion and Altruism by Dr. Paul Ekman, a pioneer in the study of emotions.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn and James Doty on Compassion, a blog on exploring mindfulness “to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society,” published a one-hour conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn and James Doty.

Doty is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. Kabat-Zin is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, and the Center for Mindfulness.