The Center for Engaged Compassion is a practical education center that seeks to repair the world by applying the ancient wisdom of compassion and contemplative practices to the problems of today. The Center works in conjunction with a number of academic, institutional, business, and denominational organizations giving people enduring, effective skills to bring peace, reconciliation, and healing to the world. The wisdom traditions of the world teach that this kind of compassion — a compassion that emerges from a truly engaged sensibility — is necessary for creating true peace, reconciliation, and healing within secular as well as religious contexts. The Center’s social transformation projects, academic programs, and research & development initiatives integrate the knowledge and formative practices of the world’s wisdom traditions with the most advanced contemporary understandings of the human arts and sciences.
The Center for Engaged Compassion seeks to repair the world through the practices and understandings of compassion and contemplative practices. The Center supports this vision by teaching people how to repair the world. Offering concrete, learnable processes, practices, and perspectives, the Center teaches individuals, organizations, religious communities, and even governments how to act in genuine compassion to change the world for good. The Center’s educational programs, healing and reconciliation projects, and research & development initiatives integrate the contemplative practices of the world’s wisdom traditions with the most advanced contemporary understandings of human arts and sciences. At the Center we do not simply theorize about what may be possible; we teach people how to make it possible – through the practice of Engaged Compassion.