A new way to explore

values and ethics for your school

Bring compassion in to your classroom

Accessible learning resources for your school

Creating a values and ethics curriculum

Compassion Matters is an education project that shares and develops learning resources with schools and education charities to enable the teaching of values and secular ethics. Our resources equip children to think critically about ethical issues leading to a positive impact on the children’s social-emotional learning, mental well-being and academic attainment.

We are focused on supporting children to see that compassion and its related values are the key not only to a happier, more harmonious society but also to individual well-being.

Over 120 schools we have engaged with since September 2018

30 hours of resources developed so far with more to come

3000 children participating in the UK and internationally

Hear from some of our teachers and pupils

We are delighted to present our first case study film following the journey of teachers and students at Dulwich Prep, a school in South London. The film explores the impact of the project and how the school have implemented this new area of learning. 

Sample our first module

We are delighted to share our first module to interested schools, organisations and individuals.

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Compassion in Education

Find out more about the foundation of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion and His Holiness' mission to see compassion and related values taught in every school.

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Persons of Interest

Each of our modules features a film about an individual and their exploration of one of our themes.

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CM in Sunday Times article about children’s well-being

all schools should provide effective social and emotional learning programmes, such as the one run by the charity Compassion Matters,

Supporters Update- June 2019

Compassion Matters launched in September 2018 with three partner schools helping with development. Since then there has been rapid uptake of the...

Joanna Lumley new CM patron

The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion is delighted to announce that Joanna Lumley OBE has lent her support to the organisation's educational outreach...

Our new module Wisdom is now live!

We are delighted to announce that our new module exploring Wisdom is now live.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s thoughts about ethics education

An extract for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book ‘Ethic for a New Millenium’ outlining his vision for ethics education for young people.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock to feature in Wisdom module

We are delighted to announce that Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock will be the subject of our next module, Wisdom.

Compassion Matters pilot at The Dragon School, Oxford

We are delighted to announce the successful piloting of the Compassion Matters course at the Dragon School during the 2017-18 academic year.

Executive Director appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jimi Slattery as the new Executive Director of its Compassion Matters (CM) programme, bringing an ethics education grounded in compassion and related values into UK schools.

Dame Claire Bertschinger named as honorary fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion

The DLCC is delighted to announce as its latest Honorary Fellow, Dame Claire Bertschinger DBE DL DHEd DSSC DSc (Hon Causa) MSc RGN.

A project from the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion

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