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Surrounded by news of injustice and crisis, we live in a state of heightened uncertainty. We bear witness to suffering daily – our own, our loved ones’, and even that of strangers. When confronted with great suffering, we have a choice – to react with fear, or to nurture the best antidote to suffering there is: Compassion.

The Dalai Lama’s message is that compassion can change the world. This collection of teachings and practices from an extraordinary array of leaders shines light on that profound message.

We’re delighted to offer all of the enriching teachings and meditations from 20+ incredible summit presenters in a free online experience. Because we know you'll want to return to them to support and deepen your ongoing practice and reflection, we invite you to upgrade to own the Summit Resource Package with lifetime access.

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Enjoy lifetime access plus special bonuses when you get the resource package today:

Lifetime Access

Receive 15+ hours of video content, with audio files and transcripts for convenient offline study and reflection.

Guided Meditation Library

Keep the full collection of 18+ meditations and reflections in downloadable audio to listen anytime, anywhere.

5 Special Bonuses

Compassion & Loving-Kindness Meditations (6-part audio series)

Teachings on Compassion by the Dalai Lama (audio courtesy of Shambhala Publications)

The Vision of the Dalai Lama: Wisdom for a Compassionate World (special digital publication)

Mission: Joy, 2021 Film

Excerpt from Amishi Jha's new book, Peak Mind

Get access to all 30+ summit talks and guided practices in downloadable video, audio, and transcript format, plus 5 special bonuses.


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Upgrading gives you lifetime access to every summit session.

The summit recordings include:

What is compassion? We kick off by considering the basics of developing compassion, and asking why it’s such an important quality. Discover insights into universal responsibility and explore why compassion holds the key to happiness in a suffering world.

Radical Compassion

Talk + Guided RAIN meditation


Freedom: The Womb of Compassion

Talk + The Bliss of Compassion: A Guided medtiation


How to Make Compassion A More Active Force in Our Lives and the World


The Four Chambers of a Compassionate Heart

Talk + Guided practice: An Invitation to Accept Yourself


Explore how Buddhist monks and modern scientists are working together to discover how meditation and ethical practices can literally change our minds, and our realities. We’ll hear details of exciting new insights from the worlds of neuroscience and psychology, exploring compassion through a lens where science and spirituality meet. 

Compassion and Psychotherapy: Reflections of a Buddhist Psychiatrist

Talk + Guided kindness meditation


Why Compassion Matters More Than Ever

Talk + Good Work: A guided reflection for finding your compassionate purpose


Building a Compassionate Brain

Talk + Guided practices in empathy, boundaries, and compassion


Kindness & Compassion Begin with Attention

Talk + Guided attention practice


All our highest aspirations are tested in the day-to-day business of living – in our families and friendships, our workplaces and communities. We look at how developing self-compassion and radical self-love is crucial to making our dream of compassionate action a reality.

Compassionate Action: The Power of the Heart in Challenging Times

Talk + guided loving-kindness meditation evoking compassion and equanimity


The Compassionate Collective


The Abramović Method in Daily Life

Talk + Guided Abramović Method “Glass of Water” exercise


Loved and Chosen


In conversation with Robert A.F. Thurman

Current events have shown a desperate need for more compassionate systems – from government to the judiciary to employment. What can we do to address the damage that social injustice and discrimination do to our societies? And what values should we promote in their place?

Cultivating Wisdom While Under Siege

Talk + guided Heart Sutra practice


What Would a Compassionate Society Look Like?

Talk + A reading and guided loving-kindness meditation


Steeping Heart & Mind in Compassionate Insight

Talk + guided meditation on mindfulness, self-compassion, and kindness


How We Are Making Louisville the "City of Compassion"


As a species, we are faced with enormous collective challenges a an urgent need to reimagine our societies as life-sustaining, regenerative, and equitable. Compassion is essential for all of this. We look at sources of support for dreaming a new world into being, with wisdom from indigenous shamanic practices and our own bodies as a basis for sustainable action.

The Shaman’s Way of Meditation and Healing

Includes a meditation practice and Fire Ceremony


Sunrise from the Roof of the World

Talk + guided meditation "Reconnecting with Mother Earth"


Healing Humanity and the Planet One Bite at a Time

Talk + The Source of Our Food: A mindfulness exercise


Courage for Earth: Acting with Compassion

Talk + Courage of the Ancestors, a guided meditation


Conclusion of Summit

ROBERT A.F. THURMAN with Lion's Roar Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod

When you buy the summit, you’ll receive unlimited access to:

Video teachings from every summit session

Downloadable MP3 audio of all the presentations

Session transcripts to support your ongoing study and reflection

Downloadable audio library of all the guided meditations


Compassion & Loving-Kindness Meditations

A collection of meditations for cultivating compassion in daily life, featuring Sharon Salzberg, Thupten Jinpa, Roshi Joan Halifax, JoAnna Hardy, Mushim Patricia Ikeda, and Larry Ward.


Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes A Day

A text and audio excerpt from the new book by acclaimed neuroscientist Amishi Jha, courtesy of HarperOne.


Teachings on Compassion by the Dalai Lama, audiobook selections courtesy of Shambhala Publications.

  • The Eight Verses on Training the Mind, regarded as one of the Dalai Lama’s main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion
  • Select chapters on bodhicitta—the heart/mind of enlightenment—from the Dalai Lama’s book For the Benefit of All Beings


The Vision of the Dalai Lama: Wisdom for a Compassionate World (Digital)

This special collector’s edition from Lion's Roar shares key teachings, stories and excerpts on how compassion can change the world. With themes ranging from personal happiness to science and meditation to building a better future, this 100-page digital edition will be a guide and companion for a more compassionate life.


Mission: Joy — Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times.

Get access to all 30+ summit talks and guided practices in downloadable video, audio, and transcript format and 5 exclusive bonuses.