“After one module the children have a much-improved level of empathy with each other and as a result far fewer disagreements, especially at break times”.

– Iain Macdonald, Head of Academy, Sun Academy, Bradwell

100% of participating teachers rate our learning resources as high or very high quality and said our resources meet their needs very well or extremely well.

Dynamic, engaging and accessible resources and training to help you teach ethics and values in your school.

Compassion Matters, created by the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, develops and shares teaching and learning resources with schools and other education organisations. By exploring ethics and philosophy we equip children to think critically about ethical issues, make positive changes to their socio-emotional learning, academic skills and mental well-being. Above all, we support children to see that compassion and its related values are the key not only to a happier, more harmonious society but also to individual wellbeing.

 Young people using our resources since September 2018

Over 30 hours of resources for teachers and schools

Working in partnership 30 schools and educational charities 

We develop teaching resources that give pupils a greater understanding of ethics and values through a secular lens, but also the tools to navigate ethical disagreements in our increasingly diverse and pluralistic society.  Our aim is to build and support a community of teachers and schools with compassion at the heart of their daily practice. 

We seek a transformative impact on the wider schools and community through teachers and parents engaging in the materials. It is our mission is to build more compassionate, kind and caring communities and contribute to a happier and more thoughtful society.

Sample our first module

We are delighted to be able to share our first module, Compassion, with you.

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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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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 project Compassion Matters (www.comapssion-matters.org) by agreeing to be the project's patron. Compassion Matters,...

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.

Get in Touch

To enrol your school in the Compassion Matters project or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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