About the Work

O2 logoGift of Compassion (GoC) supports the practice of meditation as a vehicle to open awareness, calm the spirit, and inspire generosity for self and others.  Programs have  reached under-served, under-resourced segments of society, such as foster youth, formerly incarcerated, social justice organizers, undocumented youth, and individuals in alternative sentencing programs. Collaboration with other programs and organizations has been the method used to share the experience of seeing with more clarity and focus.

Open access to meditation practice in a collective setting is offered in virtual weekly gatherings.  The meditation form is Zazen. It is non-guided, silent, and includes physical component to allow the experience of mind/body connection. Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.   If you wish to join, please contact info@GoCompassion.org.

Projects and collaborations that activated compassion included

  • “Zazen for Daily Living – a Gathering for Los Angeles Activists”
  • “From Prison to Plates – API Reentry”
  • “Gaps in Service Knowledge – What Foster Youth Need to Know”
  • “An Introduction to Zen Meditation”
  • “What’s in the Mirror? Reflections on California’s Shared Narrative on Health and Wellness.