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Following the phenomenal Seeds of Compassion event in 2008, Washington State has seen new efforts to grow our compassionate community in creative and caring ways.

On April 24th, we will celebrate Compassionate Seattle: It's Up to Us!, an event that marks the two-year anniversary of the Seeds of Compassion, which was the largest event in the history of Washington State.

Seattle has made history again by being the first city to affirm the Charter for Compassion and to commit to the 10-year Campaign for Compassionate Cities. Karen Armstrong, who in 2008 was awarded the TED Prize for her contributions to the Charter for Compassion, will headline the Compassionate Seattle event, announcing Seattle's historic status. Also presenting at the conference will be Courtney E. Martin, founder of the Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy and James O'Dea, Fellow and former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. The evening celebration highlights artists, politicians, dancers, actors, musicians, and reflections by Karen Armstrong.

Seattleites have taken up the challenge to put compassion into action in our lives, our communities, and city. Our efforts will be recorded in a report that will be sent to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Come share your story of compassion, learn from and contribute to the work of others, and celebrate Compassionate Seattle!

In Person

Time: 9am-7:30pm
Where: Center for Spiritual Living: 5801 Sandpoint Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105
Tickets: $25 Full Day Pass, $10 Evening Celebration Only, $10 Optional Brown Bag Lunch - Student rates and No One Turned Away.

Purchase tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/104534. Proceeds will support The Compassionate Action Network, a nonprofit organization.

Live WebCast

If you cannot be there in person, the event will be streamed online. Simply go to http://compassionateseattle.dynamicwebcasting.net/ on April 24 to be a part of this landmark event.