What is Global Compassion and How Can We Attain It?

Moving toward a more compassionate world by defining compassion and suffering

Excerpts taken from Moving Toward Global Compassion pp. 13-16 What is global compassion? In the last few years, there has been a renewed interest in compassion. Yet focus on how another person’s suffering affects our own cognitive and emotional states and behavior is not new. There is a long history of research on related and not often clearly differentiated concepts …

A Force for Good

The Dalai Lama's vision for our world

June 22, 2015 A note from Daniel Goleman: As I was interviewing the Dalai Lama for my book A FORCE FOR GOOD: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World, Paul Ekman’s work came up repeatedly. The Dalai Lama places great importance, for one, on Paul’s mapping the emotions – a tool that can help people get a better grip on …

Photo Submission Winners for the Paul Ekman Group Picture Compassion photo contest.

#PictureCompassion: What Compassion Looks Like to You!

Moving towards global compassion

September 9, 2014 We’ve asked our community what compassion looks like to join in on our movement for Global Compassion by participating in our #PictureCompassion campaign. After looking through many inspiring photos, we’ve selected our top 5 favorites!                   A Note from Dr. Paul Ekman: As our submitted photos show, compassion is the desire to help someone who is …

Global Compassion and the Nigerian Schoolgirls

Compassion in today's world

May 2014 Why Do We Care? Why Do We Watch? There is nothing which ordinarily might catch our eyes: no one is badly injured, or beautifully dressed, or posing in a sexy way. And no one is asking us to do something: give money; write a letter, or anything else. Usually when we are shown suffering somewhere else in the …