About Us

O2 logoThe Gift of Compassion (“the GoC”) is a collaboration that combines contemplative practice, art, and the exploration of combining these to support a healing process for individuals and communities. Our common humanity is at the center of all we do.

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  • Mirror Project ReportReflections in the Mirror
    This is a collection of conversations and images of Californians who are supporting humanity in many different ways, yet they all have something in common.  That is the deep understanding that we are inextricably interconnected to one another and our ecology.  These individuals work in ways that impact communities beyond California, and in many instances, beyond this nation.  They exemplify selflessness, commitment to improving the chances for equity and justice in choosing leadership, [continue reading . . .]
Meditation on Compassion

Healing Circles Training 2019. Gratitude altar.

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