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Inspiring stories, ordinary people

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The foundation of wellbeing is compassion

30+ hours of free ethics and compassion learning resources

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 showing our children what compassion is and by inspiring them to lead compassionate lives.

We achieve this by sharing our compassion and ethics curriculum with schools and education charities. Our learning resources equip children to gain a foundational understanding and to think critically about ethical issues. Through deepening their knowledge of what it means to be human, the experiences and challenges of life, children can build skills to support their resilience and long term wellbeing.

We are focused on supporting 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.

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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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,

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...

A project from the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion

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