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Los Angeles-based Mindfulness and Humanitarian Organizations Join Forces for the Inaugural Global Co

Los Angeles, California, USA — Two Southern California-based organizations, iACT and InsightLA, have partnered to create the Global Compassion Circle: an interactive series of units that creates a circle of compassion and support between people around the world and immigrants, refugees, and the displaced—linked through compassion, understanding, and action.

The free, online program will launch on March 11, 2019, and will feature InsightLA founding teacher Trudy Goodman, mindfulness icon Jack Kornfield, iACT founder Gabriel Stauring, and InsightLA mindfulness teacher Joslyn Hitter.

Everyone is invited to be a part of the free inaugural Global Compassion Circle. The pilot involves four units, each unit made up of the following parts:

  1. A brief teaching video featuring Trudy, Jack, and Gabriel

  2. Informative multi-media focused on the theme as it relates to Darfuri refugees

  3. A short mindfulness activity for Global Compassion Circle participants, guided by Joslyn

  4. A conversation with other participants within the Circle about the theme and activity

Both Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman believe, “The Global Compassion Circle offers a rare opportunity to grow our compassion for ourselves and for other people, with community support — compassion for those who are physically near to us, as well as those who may be thousands of miles away but with whom we long to connect. Though far away, we can feel close, especially through practices we learn together like mindfulness and meditation.”

For more information and to sign up for the Global Compassion Circle, please go to:

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