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 education courses with schools and educational charities. Our learning resources equip children to gain a foundational understanding and to think critically about their lives. We also support children to learn skills to support their wellbeing through exploring their awareness, understanding and actions. 

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. 

What’s Not Cancelled

Governments around the world first responses to the pandemic included the widespread closure of schools, workplaces, childcare providers and after...

Compassion Campaign 2020 #letsmakecompassionmatter

Will you join us in our mission and support our new compassion campaign? 2021 has huge potential. The potential to be less isolating, less anxious...


A new report from NHS Digitial looks at the mental health of children and young people in England in July 2020, and how this has changed since 2017....

A project from the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion

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