On this page you can find resources to support your interest in compassion

1. Video extracts

2. Guided meditations

Number 1: Working with stress and anxiety – audio


3. Websites to check out


Mind with Heart
Mind with Heart is a charity dedicated to equipping young people with the social and emotional skills necessary to their well-being and to building a more sustainable society.

The Compassionate Mind Foundation
Set up in 2006 the Foundation aims to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion.
Compassionate Mind Foundation

What meditation really is
The What Meditation Really Is website features regular, thought provoking articles by meditation practitioners and teachers as well as a wealth of videos, a place to ask questions and the ‘Dare to Meditate’ 10 step video guide.

Therapy Directory
This site promotes the benefits of complementary therapy and aims to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them.

An international Tibetan Buddhist organization under the spiritual guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche offering courses in a range of subjects including meditation and compassion.

Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) conducts rigorous interdisciplinary research on healthy qualities of mind such as kindness, compassion, forgiveness and mindfulness.   

Charter for Compassion
The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.

Mind & Life Institute  
The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through an integrated mode of knowing that combines first person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry.  

Kirsten Neff’s site sharing resources for the study and practice of self-compassion

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine was founded in 2008 with the explicit goal of promoting, supporting, and conducting rigorous scientific studies of compassion and altruistic behavior

The Greater Good
The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

4. Recommended books

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World—Ethics for a New Millennium:
HH the Dalai Lama
Little, Brown and Company 1999

Anger Kills: Redford Williams & Virginia Williams
Harper Perennial 1993

Born to be Good: Datcher Keltner
W.W. Norton and Co. 2009

Buddha’s Brain: Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius
New Harbinger Publications Inc 2009

Coming to Our Senses: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Piatkus 2005

Joyful Wisdom: Mingyur Rinpoche Harmony Books 2009

Happiness, lessons from a new science: Richard Layard
Allen Lane 2005

Happiness: Matthieu Ricard
Atlantic Books New edition 2007

I shall not hate: Izzeldin Abuelaish
Bloomsbury 2011

One City: Ethan Nichtern
Wisdom Publication Boston 2007

Self Compassion: Kristen Neff
Hodder and Stoughton

Smile or Die: Barbara Ehrenreich
Granta Books 2010

Social Intelligence: Daniel Goleman
Bantam Books 2006

Stumbling on Happiness: Daniel Gilbert  
Alfred A. Knopf New York 2006

The Age of Empathy: Frans de Waal
Souvenir Press Ltd Sep 2011

The Art of Happiness: the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
Hodder & Stoughton 1998

The Art of Happiness at Work: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
Hodder & Stoughton 1998

The Compassionate Instinct: ed. Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh & Jeremy Adam Smith
The Greater Good Science Centre 2010

The Compassionate Mind Guide: Paul Gilbert
Constable and Robinson Ltd 2009

The Joy of Living: by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Bantam 2009

The Mindful Way through Depression by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal & Jon Kabat-Zinn
2007 The Guilford Press

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: Sogyal Rinpoche
Rider 2002

The Truth Of Suffering and the Path of Liberation: Chogyam Trungpa
Shambhala Publications 2009

Train your mind, change your brain: Sharon Begley
Ballantine Books 2007

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life: Karen Armstrong
The Bodley Head 2011

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: Robert M. Sapolsky
Owl Books 2004