Creating a world where compassion and kindness are the basis of our thoughts and practice

Compassion Matters, a project from The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, aims to create a kinder and happier society by inspiring children and young people to lead compassionate lives.

We achieve this by sharing our compassion and ethics courses with schools and education charities. Our learning resources equip children to gain a foundational understanding and to think critically about ethical issues. We also support children to learn skills to support their social and emotional skills through contemplation and reflection. 

We help children to understand that compassion and related concepts, such as courage, justice and happiness, are the key not only to a happier, more harmonious society but also to individual well-being.   

schools we have engaged with since September 2018

hours of resources developed so far with more to come

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. 

Let’s Make Compassion Matters – New Compassion Education Resources

Warmest wishes from everyone at Compassion Matters! We have been working hard over the past few months to update our resources, so they are ready...

Supporters Update December 2019

We have had a busy 2019 with our compassion education project going from strength to strength in the UK and overseas. We would like to share a brief...

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,

A project from the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion

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