EVENT DETAILS

Friday, April 11 – Day of Review and Learning

9:00 – 11:00 am, Bank of America Arena @ Hec Ed Pavilion, UW

The Scientific Basis for Compassion: What We Know Now with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Community Kids Parents Educators Business
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is joined by a panel of leading researchers to discuss the quantitative benefits of compassion.

Moderated by Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”

Panelists:

  • Richard Davidson, Director, Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience
  • Alicia Lieberman, President, Board of Directors, Zero to Three
  • Daniel J Seigel, Author of "The Mindful Brain" and "Parenting from the Inside Out"
  • Andrew Meltzoff, Co-Director, UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences

Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE.

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  • Friday, April 11 – Day of Review and Learning

    12:30 – 2:30 pm, Key Arena, Seattle Center

    From Knowledge to Compassion Action: What We All Can Do
    Parents Educators Business

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be joined by leaders in the area of compassion and empathy for a wide ranging discussion of how parents and educators can bring compassion into the lives of children and families.

    Moderated by Mark Greenberg, Director of Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development at Penn State

    Panelists:

    • John Gottman, Author of "How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child"
    • Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy
    • Roger Weissberg, President of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
    • Karen Gordon, Whole Child International
    • Bob Marvin, Co-Originator, Circle of Security

    Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE.

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  • Friday, April 11 – Day of Review and Learning

    4:30 – 10:00 pm, Key Arena, Seattle Center

    Concert for Compassion: An Acoustic Evening with Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

    Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will be performing in celebration of the historic visit to Seattle of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other compassion leaders to bring global attention to the importance of nurturing kindness and compassion in the world, starting with children and all those who touch their lives.

    Prior to the concert, from 4:30 to 5:15 pm, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will have a dialogue on compassion in the media with Dave Matthews and NBC's Ann Curry, moderated by Margaret Larson. All ticket holders for the benefit concert can also attend the dialogue.

    Photos of the pre-event dialog are available for purchase HERE.
    Photos of the concert are available for purchase HERE.NOTE:

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  • Saturday, April 12 – Compassion in Action

    11:00 am –3:00 pm, Qwest Field West Plaza

    Resource Fair

    Visit 60 resource booths that explore the vision, science and programs of early social, emotional and cognitive learning. Area organizations and programs will have booths so you can learn more about compassion and how to bring positive energy to your community. For a full list of participants, click here.

    Saturday, April 12 – Compassion in Action
    11:00 am –12:30 pm, WaMu Theater

    Workshop: Compassion at Home, in Schools and the Community
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Leading experts discuss compassion's role in the home, school, and community.

    Panelists:

    • Dan Siegel, M.D., Author of "The Mindful Brain"
    • Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy
    • Ed Taylor, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington
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  • Saturday, April 12 – Compassion in Action

    12:00 noon - Pre-Show Field Entertainment
    As you're finding your seat and waiting for the show to begin enjoy Meditation Movement Performance as 300 dancers perform improv meditation movement on the field, followed by the fun of Recess Monkey, Seattle's greatest kids music band.

    1:00 pm, The Procession of Cultures
    • 1,000 people representing the cultures of the state of Washington
    • 200 Drummers from various cultures and traditions

    1:30 – 3:00 pm, Qwest Field

    The Heartbeat of Humanity
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, Second Movement
    Simone Porter, 11-year-old virtuoso violinist from Seattle

    Welcome
    Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Seahawks

    Heartbeat of Humanity with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    Moderator: Carolyn Douglas, KING 5 TV News Anchor

    Commemorating our Native American Witnesses

    Speakers
    William C. Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs
    Governor Christine Gregoire
    Daniel Kranzler, President of Kirlin Foundation and Co-founder of Seeds of Compassion
    Lama Tenzin Dhonden, Co-founder of Seeds of Compassion

    Main speaker
    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

    Questions & Answers

    Compassion Commitments

    Closing Circle of Friendship led by Seeds of Compassion Youth Ambassadors

    1800-member choir of parents and children
    Led by Mary K. McNeill

    Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE.
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  • Sunday, April 13 – Compassion in Action Workshops & Dialogues

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Bagley Wright Theater

    Compassion in Giving: The Importance of Philanthropic Support of Social and Emotional & Early Childhood Learning
    Community Business

    Join His Holiness the Dalai Lama and fellow luminaries for a discussion of the role that philanthropy plays in supporting the emotional and intellectual growth of children. Learn how your contributions, especially time and expertise, make a significant difference in the community.

    Panelists
    • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • William Bell, CEO, Casey Family Programs
    • Phyllis Campbell, The Seattle Foundation
    • Martha Choe, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Graciela Italiano-Thomas, Thrive by Five
    • Nandie Oosthuizen, National Philanthropy Day award winner

    Moderator
    Emily Hine, Seeds of Compassion

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  • Sunday, April 13 – Compassion in Action Workshops & Dialogues

    12:30 am – 4:30 pm, Fisher Pavilion
    Compassion Forum
    Community Business

    The Compassion Forum will engage a diverse group of over 500 citizens, policy makers, teachers, parents, youth, community leaders and philanthropists in an important dialogue to define action steps to sustain the goals of Seeds of Compassion. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will attend a portion of the Compassion Forum.

    Compassion Forum participants will work in a small group with a trained facilitator to discuss a series of questions about how to continue the work of Seeds of Compassion in our schools and communities.

    The discussions will focus on three areas: Early Learning and Education, Youth Engagement, and Support for Parents, Caregivers and Families.

    Featuring “The Compassion Song,” written and performed by Dan Connolly, and catered food.

    Moderator
    Tom Campbell
    Facilitator
    Sam Magil

    Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE.
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  • Monday, April 14 – Children & Youth Day

    10:45 am – 12:00 pm, Key Arena

    Children & Youth Day
    Kids

    A day specifically for children and youth, created by children and youth. Over 16,000 children and youth, along with teachers and chaperones, will be bused from their schools to the Seattle Center. Participants will enter the Seattle Center together and spend the day sharing expressions of the What Does Compassion Looks Like™ campaign, attending youth performances and programs, visiting booths created by children and youth, and learning about compassion from leaders including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

    Youth Ambassadors (ages 12–18), those who have taken compassion leadership roles in their schools, will assume youth leadership roles during this special day.

    At the end of the program, the children and youth make commitments to greet each other with kindness, support and care of each other and the universe. Participants will then weave a bracelet of commitment as a reminder and a keepsake.

    Righteous Rainbow Choir from Giddens School,
    Washington Middle School, Saint Therese
    Elementary School

    Welcome to Children and Youth Day with His
    Holiness the Dalai Lama

    Robert Nellams, Seattle Center Director

    Raj Manhas, Executive Director of
    Seeds of Compassion

    Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintendent of
    Public Instruction

    Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels
    Presentation of the Key to Seattle to
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    Jessica Markowitz, Seeds of Compassion Youth
    Ambassador, Seattle Girls School 7th grader,
    welcomes His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    Laura “Piece” Kelley, Poet and Spoken Word Artist

    Eduardo Mendonça, Brazilian percussionist,
    composer and recording artist

    Gene Tagaban, Native American storyteller, actor,
    dancer and musician

    Ishmael Beah, special guest speaker and author of
    A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.

    Habib Behiatra, Seeds of Compassion Youth
    Ambassador, Lake Washington High School 11th
    grader, introduces His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    Special presentation to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    Bridges to Understanding, including visiting
    students from:

    • Cape Town, South Africa
    • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    • Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, India

    Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE.

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  • Monday, April 14 – Children & Youth Day

    11:30 am – 12:45 pm, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center

    Business Leaders and Policy Makers Luncheon
    Business

    This is a first-of-its-kind luncheon as business and public policy leaders are invited to learn how businesses can successfully implement compassionate practices in the workplace and how those actions benefit to clients, employees, investors as well as the community.

    Chair:
    Kirk Anderson

    Moderator:
    Carolyn Douglas, KING 5

    Speakers:
    Rajendra Sisodia, author of Firms of Endearment
    Howard Behar, author of It’s Not About the Coffee, former president and current board member of Starbucks

    Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE. NOTE:

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  • Monday, April 14 – Children & Youth Day

    1:00 – 2:30 pm, McCaw Hall

    Discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Results of Compassion Forums and Business and Policy Luncheon
    Business

    Immediately following the luncheon, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will engage the audience, sharing his perspective on how to foster compassion in the workplace and community.

    Panelists:
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    King County Executive Ron Sims
    Jeff Brotman
    State Senator Lisa Brown
    Kevin Washington
    Robert Watt

    Moderator:
    Eric Liu

    Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE.
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  • Monday, April 14 – Children & Youth Day

    7:00 – 9:30pm, McCaw Hall
    Seeds for the Spirit: An Evening of Music, Art & Dance
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Reflecting the mission of Seeds of Compassion – to nurture kindness and compassion in the world starting with children and all those who touch their lives – this inspirational event brings together a generous, eclectic and acclaimed group of artists, all donating their time to help promote the welfare of children and advance the compassion movement.

    The Seeds for the Spirit program includes the following globally-inspired contributions:
    • Grammy award-winning musicians Tingstad and Rumbel, playing virtuoso acoustic music on American finger-style guitar and melodic woodwinds;
    • Phil Borges, acclaimed humanitarian photographer and Founder of Bridges to Understanding, presenting his inspiring photography of indigenous cultures plus digital stories as shared by youth from around the world;
    • Mystical music from the Middle East, with the Yuval Ron Ensemble (led by the Oscar-winning composer), Owwalli master vocalist Sukhawat Ali Khan, dancer Jewish-Moroccan Maya Karasso, lead singer Najwa Gibranand, and the Sufi Whirling Dervish Aziz.
    • Plus special guests: the Reverend Samuel McKinney, Civil Rights pioneer; Ishmael Beah, author and former child soldier from Sierra Leone; and Gina Salá, acclaimed vocalist and composer.

    Photos of this event are available for purchase HERE.
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  • Tuesday, April 15 – Youth and Spiritual Connection Day

    9:30 am – 1:45 pm, Bank of America Arena, Hec Ed Pavilion, University of Washington

    InterSpiritual Panel Discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Inspiring Compassion in Our Youth:
    Youth and Spiritual Connection Dialogue
    Kids Parents Educators

    Concluding the five days of the Seeds of Compassion event, this session focuses on the common theme of compassion that lies at the heart of the world's spiritual traditions. This special panel discussion will feature His Holiness the Dalai Lama and several other leading spiritual leaders as they talk about the themes common to all spiritual traditions.

    Morning Session 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    Invocation and Recitation: Sheikh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar
    Josie Howell, soloist
    DaNell Daymon and Royalty, performance arts ministry

    Panel 1
    Starting point: What propels youth to compassionate action?
    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Episcopal Archbishop of South Africa
    Dr. Rob Bell, Mars Hill Bible Church, Grandville, Michigan
    Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine Catholic nun
    Jasmit Singh Kochar, a Sikh representative
    Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America
    Rabbi David Rosen, Chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations
    Pravrajika Vrajaprana, a Vendanta nun
    Moderator: Roshi Joan Halifax, Zen Buddhist Master

    11:30 a.m.
    Seattle Symphony’s Pacific Northwest Community Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, Music Director
    Beethoven’s Ode to Joy: Fourth Movement of Ninth Symphony

    Afternoon Session 12:15 – 2:15 p.m.
    Panel 2
    Starting point: How can spiritual communities foster compassionate action in their members?
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    Sheikh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar
    Bishop Stephen Charleston, President and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School
    Linda Kavelin-Popov, President of Virtues Project International
    Reverend Samuel B. McKinney, Pastor Emeritus, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Seattle
    Doug Pagitt, Pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis
    Father William Treacy, founder of Camp Brotherhood
    Shelia Evans-Tranumn, Casey Family Programs
    Moderator: Steven Shankman, UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace

    Photos of the morning session are available for purchase HERE.
    Photos of the afternoon session are available for purchase HERE.

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  • Tuesday, April 15 – Youth and Spiritual Connection Day

    2:00 – 6:00 pm, Seattle Center Northwest Rooms

    Compassion Workshops and Forums

    To further the exploration of spirituality and compassion, a series of workshops, forums and roundtable discussions will be held. These varying dialogues will enable the community to come together in a full discussion as to how to implement spirituality and compassion in our lives and communities. Participants will have opportunities to exchange ideas and develop plans on how to increase mutual understanding while putting compassionate goals into practice.

    Reflection & Conversation Space

    What are you experiencing and learning? What inspires you? Come reflect, explore, and share your experience of this event in the Reflection & Conversation Space.

    Hosted by teams of professionals whose collective experience and expertise may include the use of a variety of conversational forms: World Café, Appreciative Inquiry, Council Circles, Open Space Technology; and expressive modes: Expressive Arts professionals, graphic recorders, recorders of digital stories.

    Sunday, April 13
    Monday, April 14
    10:00am-7:30pm
    Alki Room

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-6:30pm
    Alki Room

    Aikido: The Art of Peaceful Solution and Compassion
    William Gray

    This workshop will explore how to model “compassion in action” for children through anecdotes, stories and practical demonstrations of Aikido, a non-violent martial art. Emphasis will be placed on developing compassion through the perfection of character and development of qualities such as courage and inner strength.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    McCaw Hall Grand Lobby
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Already Sprouting: Community Programs that Grow Caring Children

    Moderator: Mari Offenbecher, Schools Out Washington
    Glen Osborn, Schools Out Washington
    Maria Rico, El Centro de la Raza
    Vu Le, Vietnamese Friendship Association
    Girls First, YWCA

    Learn from students and organizations (representing elementary, middle and high school) how after-school programs enhance the social, emotional and academic well-being of our children.

    Sunday , April 13
    Lopez Room
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Attachment and the Human Condition: A Circle of Security Perspective

    Dr. Kent T. Hoffman, Marycliff Institute

    Learn how to approach life with a sense of security and trust; explore how to help others do the same.

    Sunday , April 13
    Olympic Room
    4:00pm-5:30pm

    Community Parents Educators

    Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Today's World
    Jenna Bilmes, Kids From the Inside Out

    Learn how to model skills that give children social and emotional choices they will use for the rest of their lives.

    Monday, April 14
    10:00-11:30am
    Rainier Room
    Parents Educators 

    Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children
    Linda Lantieri, The Inner Resilience Program

    Explore how the adults in children's lives can cultivate the habits of mind, body, and heart it will take to continually relieve the pressure that children face.

    Monday, April 14
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Leo K Theater
    Parents Educators 

    Compassion in the Coast Salish Tradition
    Moderator: Darrell Hillaire and Smitty and Luti Hillaire

    At the heart of Salishan cultural teachings is the lifelong learning of the necessity of having a good mind and heart. Workshop participants will learn that it is possible to pass on these teachings to youth even in a world where many cultures collide.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    McCaw – Allen Foundation for the Arts Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Compassionate Health Care for Children and Families
    Jill Sells, MD, Docs for Tots Washington State; Reach Out and Read Washington State
    Ben Danielson, MD, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
    Mary Ann Woodruff, MD, Pediatrics Northwest, PS;
    Patty Hayes, RN, MN, WithinReach

    Learn how children, families and nurturing parent-child relationships can be promoted through health care services that focus on the emotional, social and academic development of the child.

    Sunday, April 13
    10:00-11:30am
    Lopez Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Compassionate Listening Basics
    Susan Partnow and Andrea Cohen

    The practice of Compassionate Listening builds trust, connection, respectful dialogue and provides the foundation for creating sustainable solutions. This workshop will provide Compassionate Listening theory and walk people through basic experiential exercises related to listening “with the heart.”

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Conscious Fathering: Raising Kindheartedness in the Age of Over-Parenting
    Bernie Dorsey, Parent Trust for Washington Children

    Discover ways to bring kindheartedness to your child and to encourage it in others through everyday interactions.

    Monday, April 14
    10:00-11:30am
    Lopez Room
    Parents Educators 

    Creating a No-Fault World with Nonviolent Communication
    Panelists:
    Sura Hart
    Barbara Larson
    Kathleen Macferran

    Practice staying compassionately connected even while engaging in difficult conversations using empathy, honesty and clear requests that search for solutions to meet everyone's needs. This workshop is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC): a practical process for communicating with power and compassion. The purpose of NVC is to ensure that individual needs are valued equally and fulfilled in ways that contribute to connection, harmony and peace. Through interactive dialog, games and role-playing, we will learn to transform blame, anger and criticism into respectful, constructive communication, and to resolve conflicts peacefully.

    Sunday, April 13
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Shaw Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Creating Global Understanding, Sparking Compassionate Action
    Moderator: Andrew Himes

    Science, philosophy and the world’s wisdom traditions have shown us that we are one humanity with a common destiny. We’ll explore some creative examples of how schools and communities can instill a sense of global unity and compassionate action. Co-hosted by Voices in Wartime, Yes! Magazine and The Heritage Institute.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Douglas P. Dolstad and NW Compassionate Communication Training Team

    Practice staying compassionately connected even while engaging in difficult conversations using empathy, honesty and clear requests that search for solutions to meet everyone's needs.

    Sunday, April 13
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Shaw Room
    Community Kids Parents

     

    Cultivating Compassionate Children
    Paula Steinke, Lisa Conley, Deadru Hilliard, Child Care Resources
    Mercedes Cordova-Hakim, SOAR, helping kids reach for the sky
    Marcy Miller, Jon Whalen, Neighborhood House
    Hueiling Chan, Chinese Information & Service Center
    Kathleen To, Swedish Medical Center
    Gina Lewis, Early Childhood Consultant
    Tim Ryan, Ryan Educational Resources

    Cultivate compassion in your child with resources to sustain you as a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, and with new knowledge about community resources such as Play & Learn groups. Presenters speak English, Spanish, Mandarin & Cantonese.

    Sunday , April 13
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Shaw Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators 

    Culture and Compassion

    Jennifer James, PhD, Urban cultural anthropologist, author, and international lecturer

    What is the universal basis of compassion? Is it shared across species? Is it nature or nurture? What do we need to know to understand the lack of compassion in otherwise successful societies? This workshop will center on the evolution of consciousness.

    Monday, April 14
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Bagley Wright Theater
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Days of Interfaith
    Lori Markowitz

    The goal of this workshop will be to provide opportunities for youth to engage in conversations and action based on the shared value of compassion. This includes participation in a City-wide Day of Interfaith Service on Earth Day and the creation of a regional inter-religious action movement.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Developing Communities with Compassion

    Moderator: Jeanne Anderson, Foundation for Early Learning
    Teresita Batayola, International Community Health
    J. David Hawkins, PhD, University of Washington
    Stella Chao, Department of Neighborhoods


    Community leaders will discuss their work, in a variety of different local and national settings, to create successful, caring, community-wide initiatives that are inclusive and respectful of every perspective.

    Monday, April 14
    10:00-11:30am
    Leo K Theater
    Community Parents Educators Business

    Developing Universal Ethics from All World Faiths
    Bruno Alabiso
    Rabbi Ted Falcon
    Don Mackenzie
    Jamal Rahman

    A workshop where theoretical and practical issues related to Universal Ethics, and the central ethic of compassion, will be discussed from a variety of viewpoints, both secular and religious.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    McCaw Hall - Norcliffe Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Early Brainworks: The Development and Function of Compassionate Brains
    Frank Vincenzi, PhD, University of Washington
    Susan Fox, OTR, Pediatric Therapy

    Discover how emotional connections are established through experiences in early childhood which form the foundation for all future relationships, friendships, cooperation, empathy and compassion.

    Monday, April 14
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    Early Childhood: Advocacy, Policy and Social Change
    Moderator: Joan Lombardi, PhD, Birth to Five Policy Alliance
    Matthew E. Melmed, ZERO TO THREE
    Graciela Italiano-Thomas, PhD, Thrive By Five Washington
    Jon Gould, Children's Alliance

    Learn about the conditions of young children, the current state of child and family policies, and the strategies to advocate for compassionate public policies domestically and globally on behalf of early childhood.

    Sunday, April 13
    10:00-11:30am
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Parents Educators Business

    Emotional Communication and Children

    Carolyn Pirak, LCSW, Bringing Baby Home

    Learn how to use listening and empathizing to help your child develop a range of emotional experiences; learn to choose responses to particular emotional situations.

    Monday, April 14
    10:00am-11:30am
    Bagley Wright Theater
    Community Parents Educators

    Evangelicals and InterSpiritual Friends: Recovering the Compassionate Tradition of Jesus
    Jim Henderson
    Rob Bell
    Ingrid Mattson
    Dr. Todd Hunter
    Dr. Nancy Murphy
    Andrew Himes
    Sunil Sardar
    Pastor Rose Swetman
    Rabbi Anson Laytner

    How would the world be different if we practiced the compassionate traditions of Jesus? Evangelicals listen as their inter-spiritual friends share their experience with Christianity and how they understand the compassionate traditions of Jesus.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Hate Ends With Me: No Room for Enemies in Today's World

    Selena Sermeno, PhD & students, United World College – USA

    Learn about the best practice approaches to the development of cross cultural compassion and global citizenship in adolescents.

    Sunday , April 13
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Kids Parents Educators 

    Implementing a School-wide Approach to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

    Moderator: Sheryl Harmer, SLPH & Associates
    Roger Weissberg, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), University of Illinois at Chicago
    Mark Greenberg, Prevention Research Center, Penn State
    Sherrie Encarnacion, The New School

    The panel will share the latest science, and discuss the core social and emotional skills that support student learning. They'll also highlight how one school has infused social and emotional learning throughout their practice and culture.

    Sunday , April 13
    10:00am-11:30am
    Olympic Room
    Community Parents Educators Business

    In Their Own Voices: How the TeachUNICEF Curriculum Builds Compassionate Global Students

    Kate Weber, UNICEF

    Explore ways to foster an attitude of gratitude and compassion through educational and hands-on youth philanthropy.

    Monday, April 14
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
    Moderator: Steven Shankman and Melissa Crabbe

    Participants will be able to explore their own attitudes towards the incarcerated and their families. We’ll look at how attitudes effect one’s ability to answer children’s questions about crime and violence in ways that cultivate compassion and empathy without minimizing harmful acts. The facilitators will share how being involved in education and restorative justice work in prison has enhanced their own sense of compassion and connection to others, including their children.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Center House Gallery
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    InterSpiritual Parenting
    Moderator: Shirah Bell and Rev. Lisa Domke

    In two separate workshops, panelists from several religious traditions will explore the myriad issues relating to parenting and modeling compassionate behavior in our children.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Justice and Equity for the Children including Children of Color
    Ron Murphy: Moderator, Casey Family Programs Washington State
    Judge Patricia Clark
    Malcolm Hightower
    Donald Felder

    Hear about local and regional initiatives that have made significant strides in reducing the number of children of color in care, and the impacts of institutional racism on our children.

    Monday, April 14
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Parents Educators Business

    Kinder Kids: Safer Schools
    Linda Kavelin Popov and Betsy Lydle Smith

    Facilitators will present the 5 Strategies of The Virtues Project, a multicultural initiative being used in schools throughout the world. Participants will receive the tools to cultivate compassion and transform violence to virtues in schools and the community.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Pavilion Room B
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Kindred Spirits: Families Caring for Family
    Lynn Biggs, Moderator, Casey Family Program, Yakima
    Jenece Howe, Yakima parent
    Kristie Lund, Seattle parent

    Hear from child welfare professionals and actual relative caregivers as they share of the progress elevating Kinship Care, and their personal experiences in raising children of their relatives.

    Sunday, April 13 2:00pm-3:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Leaving the Gang Behind
    Moderator: Lieutenant John F. Hayes Jr., Seattle Police Department
    Panel of 5 former gang members

    The opportunity to leave a bad situation behind happens regularly for youth involved in gangs. Hear five former gang members tell why gangs are not for them and why gangs should not be for anyone. What does it mean for you if everyone you know is involved in a gang, and you stand alone -- because you want out?

    Sunday, April 13
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    Living in Balance: Mindfulness, Compassion, and Stress Mastery
    Joel and Michelle Levey, InnerWork Technologies, Inc.

    Learn life-affirming meditation practices for cultivating inner peace, awakening wisdom, opening the heart and mastering stress.

    Monday, April 14
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Bagley Wright Theater
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Loving Couples, Loving Children: A Community Based Program for Maintaining Intimacy between Parents
    Julie Gottman, PhD,
    John Gottman, PhD

    Explore a research-based way to restore and strengthen the emotional cradle that holds the child: the parental couple's relationship.

    Sunday , April 13 10:00am-11:30am
    Rainier Room
    Community Parents Educators 

    Lovingkindness Meditation
    Sharon Salzberg, Insight Meditation Society

    Lovingkindness meditation is a process that emphasizes compassion for ourselves and others as a way to learn and develop self-awareness and an ethical relationship to the world.

    Sunday, April 13
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Olympic Room

    Monday, April 14
    12:00-1:30pm
    Bagley Wright Theater
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Mindful Parenting
    Moderator: Larissa G. Duncan, PhD, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Francisco
    Margaret Bergmann-Ness, Listening Mothers
    Betsy Rose, Spirit Rock Meditation Center
    Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP)
    Malka Maizel, MA CMHS, Child and Family Therapist

    Be inspired by the research on the use of mindfulness and compassion to promote family health and well-being.

    Monday, April 14
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Leo K Theater
    Community Parents Educators

    Music as a Bridge to Oneness
    Yuval Ron

    Explore how music connects us to the divine and to the spiritual and mystical side of life. Enter into a discussion of ways to teach unity and tolerance using music as a platform.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Center House Stage
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Muslim Youth and Spiritual Connection Dialogue
    Moderator: Sanaa Joy Carey

    This workshop is designed to give Muslim youth a chance to voice the unique challenges they face on a daily basis, and for them to listen to the challenges and hopes others have in relating to them.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    McCaw – Norcliffe Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Native American Concepts: Living the Loving Way
    Patricia Ann Davis

    Native American spirituality workshop organized based on the four cardinal directions correlated with developmental rites of passage and the Blessing Way of Life concept.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    McCaw – Allen Foundation for the Arts Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Native Pride: Living Compassionate Lives through Culture
    Jillene Joseph, Native Wellness Institute

    For youth who want to learn more about Native wellness, Native pride and Native culture: explore a legacy filled with “tools” for assisting us to maintain balance in today's world. Come prepared to shake, rattle and roll!

    Monday, April 14
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Kids Parents

    Nurturing Compassion through Spiritual Practices: East and West
    Valerie Lesniak and Jamall Rahman

    Valerie Lesniak and Jamall Rahman This workshop invites participants to learn about spiritual practices from the East and West that have nurtured compassion in those who practice them, with a particular focus on techniques that are effective with children.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Nurturing the Seed: Inspiring Compassion in Children
    Kristen Poppo, PhD, IslandWood

    Create compassionate communities for children through a process of reflection, learning, and visioning.

    Monday, April 14
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    Parenting Counts, a Program of Talaris Insitute: Lessons from the Field
    Terrence Meersman, Talaris Institute
    Ann Marie Ward, Lakeland Public Television

    Learn how new Parenting Counts toolkits for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers enhance outreach and education programs.

    Sunday, April 13
    Fidalgo Room
    4:00pm-5:30pm

    Monday, April 14
    Fidalgo Room
    10:00am-11:30am
    Community Parents Educators

    Parenting from the Heart
    Jody McVittie, MD, Encouraging Solutions, Sound Discipline and Positive Discipline

    Simple, respectful parenting tools that will help us parent more from the "heart" and less from the "hip." Teach our children with kindness and firmness; sow seeds of compassion in our own families.

    Monday, April 14
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Parents and Providers: Partners for Encouraging Compassion in Children
    Moderator: Nina Auerbach, Child Care Resources
    Faye Melton, Child Care Resources
    Nan Stephens, Nan's Preschool
    Molly Hanlon, Seattle Parent

    Parents are the child's first teachers but they often have partners in their child care providers. Explore strategies and challenges in building strong communication between parents and providers.

    Sunday, April 13
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Parents Educators

    Poetry and Storytelling as Pathways to Compassion
    Merna Ann Hecht

    This workshop will explore how poetry and storytelling link compassion and empathy with imagination and consider how, as we write, we come to recognize the common ground of our shared humanity and begin to broaden our understandings of other perspectives and experiences.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Theatre 4
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Positive Native Parenting
    Jillene Joseph, Native Wellness Institute

    Join an interactive workshop intended for Native people or those who work with or who are connected to Native families to discuss positive parenting and how to show, give, accept and teach compassion to our children and others.

    Sunday, April 13
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Community Parents Educators Business

    Preventing Bullying by Building a School Culture of Caring and Respect
    Joan Duffell, Committee for Children
    Teresa Iyall, Tulalip Elementary School

    Learn how teaching social skills improves student behavior, reduces bullying and strengthens the school-wide learning environment.

    Monday, April 14
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Leo K Theater
    Community Parents Educators

    Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS): A Social-Emotional Curriculum for Children
    Celene Domitrovich, PhD, Prevention Research Center, Penn State University
    Carol A. Kusche, PhD, University of Washington
    Rebecca Cortes, PhD, University of Washington

    Learn about a research-based strategy that fosters the development of social and emotional competence in preschool and elementary age children.

    Monday, April 14
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Parents Educators 

    Promoting First Relationships: Nurturing Parents to Nurture Their Children
    Jean F. Kelly, PhD, University of Washington

    Learn about ways to promote trust and security in infancy and healthy development of self during toddlerhood.

    Sunday , April 13
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Community Parents Educators

    Putting Compassion into Action with Original Play

    J. Insui Giehl, Original Play Northwest
    Alina Rossano, Original Play Northwest

    Find out how relearning the loving kindness we received as children can help us thrive in a world of fear.

    Monday, April 14
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators 

    Raising Healthy Children: Building Strong Connections between Children, Families & Schools

    J. David Hawkins, PhD,
    Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW, University of Washington

    Learn about Raising Healthy Children, a school-based program that empowers teachers, parents and young people to work together to develop children's cognitive and social, emotional skills at school and at home during the elementary grades.

    Monday, April 14
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Parents Educators 

    Reconciliation: Memory, Justice and Forgiveness
    Moderator: Dr. Flora Wilson Bridges

    This workshop will explore the theme of reconciliation and a spirituality of forgiveness from the perspective of Ruby Bridges, who desegregated the Louisiana public school system in 1960.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Seattle Center Pavilion – Room B
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Sacred Art
    Moderator: Victoria Scarlett

    “Gestures of Compassion” focuses on visual representations of figures that embody or emanate compassion within their religious tradition. Such figures are widely represented in traditional art, demonstrating compassionate gestures, especially relational compassion: inter- and intra-personal mercy, kindness, and love. The gestures form a highly meaningful language that is fun and easy to explore, both symbolically and through actual practice.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Secret Power of Flowers to Awaken Compassion
    Moderator: Katie Hess and Lisa Reinhardt

    The purpose of this workshop is to remind us of our interdependence with each other and with the earth, recognizing it as a true source of compassion. The workshop illuminates the compassionate qualities of flowers and how each one has a very specific purpose for human beings.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Theater 4
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Step into the Circle: Breaking Down Barriers with Trust
    Students from CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), Garfield High School

    Participate in an interactive workshop where honesty, trust and identifying with experiences are the core of the activity that promotes compassion and builds trust and community, breaking stereotypes and helping to show that we are all interconnected.

    Sunday, April 13
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Shaw Room
    Kids Parents Educators

    Steps to Thrive
    Natalie Vega O'Neil, Thrive By Five Washington

    Explore a compassionate approach to the challenges faced by professionals in the field of Early Learning. Hear how results will improve positive early learning experiences for children.

    Monday, April 14
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Leo K Theater
    Community Parents Educators Business

    Story Circles: Teaching Children Compassion through Literature
    Larry Macmillan, Environments for Early Learning
    Billie Young, National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
    Tim Ryan, Ryan Educational Resources
    Beverly Moncrief, Highline Head Start Learning Center
    Suzette Espinoza-Cruz, City of Seattle, Human Services Department
    Karen Ko, City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods
    Terry DiJoseph, community volunteer
    Paul Noski, Child Care Bureau
    Pat Wells, City of Seattle, Human Services Department

    For young children, 2-5 years old, parents and caregivers: 30-minute Story Circles (10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. start times) led by Early Childhood educators in English and Spanish, followed by activities with art, music, puppets and more.

    Sunday , April 13
    10:00am-11:30am
    Shaw Room
    Kids Parents

    Strengthening Families through Early Child Care & Education
    Robin Higa, Jean McIntosh, National Alliance of Children's Trust & Prevention Funds
    Teresa Rafael, Center for Social Policy
    Joan Sharp, Children's Trust Fund of Washington

    Learn about innovative models and key levers of change to strengthen parents' abilities to nurture social and emotional health and care for their children.

    Monday, April 14
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Community Parents Educators Business

    Student Voices: The Power of Multimedia Storytelling
    Lori Markowitz MPA, Bridges to Understanding & International Youth

    Explore how students learn about empathy and compassion directly from other students, by sharing digital stories created around the world.

    Sunday, April 13
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Kids Parents Educators

    Sustaining the Heart and Spirit of Those Who Nurture Children
    Diane Robbins and John Morefield with Washington Courage & Renewal Facilitators: Yarrow Durbin, Jeanne Strong, Anita Morales, Catherine Follett, Alan Preston, Cindy McMahon, Karen Harding

    Experience a sense of the renewal of heart and spirit that is available when we take time for reflection, deep listening, and open honest questioning in a safe space.

    Monday, April 14
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Parents Educators Business

    Teaching Compassion When Little Children Face Adult-Size Challenges
    Betty Emarita; Development and Training Resources
    Yvonne Cheek, Millennium Consulting Group

    Explore the commonalities and differences across cultures in raising compassionate, resilient and strong children.

    Sunday , April 13
    12:00-1:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Parents Educators Business

    The Art of Mentoring

    Eric Liu, Guiding Lights
    Jená Cane, Guiding Lights

    Who influences you? How do you pass it on? Explore how the art of being or finding a mentor is like the art of being compassionate: both require deep awareness of how we are all connected in community.

    Monday, April 14
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Fidalgo Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    The Group Experience as an Inroad towards Integrating the Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul
    Bonnie Goldstein, USC School of Social Work

    Join together in a journey addressing the ways in which children and adolescents can use internal reflection to become mindful of their thoughts and feelings, the way the body influences the mind, and the causative factors in our motivation.

    Sunday , April 13
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    The Medicine of Compassion, Integrative Medicine panel organized by Bastyr University
    Moderator: Chris Adams, MD, One Sky Wellness Associates
    Tracy McDaniel, ND, LM, Seattle Natural Family Medicine
    Anjana Kundu, MD, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center;
    Christopher Huson, Licensed Acupuncturist, Capitol Hill Neighborhood Acupuncture.

    Explore how to help children connect with their whole selves and the web of life that supports them. Medicine is one of the ways we teach compassion, through listening, kindness and respect.

    Monday, April 14
    10:00am-11:30am
    Olympic Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    The Stillness Challenge: Teaching Children to be Calm and Centered
    Moderator: Kimberly Ivy

    Boundless energy is the hallmark of children. What might it be like if they could also master the skill of being calm and centered? In our workshop children as well as parents and mentors are invited into the Stillness Challenge, where they will learn the core principles of Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    McCaw Grand Lobby
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    The Three C's supporting the Parent-Teen Relationship: Compassion, Connection and Cooperation
    Laura Kastner, PhD, University of Washington

    Learn realistic expectations of your teen, how to offer compassion, establish positive connections and inspire cooperation.

    Sunday, April 13
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    Sweet Words -- Storytelling and Compassion
    Laura Simms, Storyteller, The Life Force Project

    Explore what takes place in the mind between storyteller and listeners. Enjoy the humor, wakefulness and joy of stories.

    Monday, April 14
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    Touchpoints' Role in Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
    Joshua D. Sparrow, MD, co-author with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton of six books including "Touchpoints Three to Six: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development."

    Learn about the skills and capacities nurtured in early adult caregiver-child interactions that can break the cycle of poverty.

    Sunday, April 13
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Parents Educators

    Tuesday Afternoon Workshops & Presentations
    Moderator: various

    Workshops and presentations are free and do not require tickets. Admittance is on a first come, first served basis. Activities for children will be available during the Seattle Center workshops and events. Please view a complete listing here.

    Tuesday, April 15
    3:00-4:30pm &
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Mulitple Locations at Seattle Center
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Tuning In to Kids: A Parenting Program Targeting Preschool Children's Emotional Competence
    Sophie Havighurst, PhD, University of Melbourne

    The foundations for becoming a compassionate human being lie in the development of social and emotional competence in childhood. Experience the strategies to help parents and caregivers teach their children emotional competence.

    Sunday, April 13
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Lopez Room

    Monday, April 14
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Parents Educators

    Tuning In to Kids: Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
    Sophie Havighurst, PhD, University of Melbourne

    Explore how "tuning in" to children's feelings can teach children important lessons about their emotional experience and helps parents to be closer to their children.

    Sunday, April 13
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Parents

    Using Your Mind and Body to Cultivate Compassion
    Claudia Finkelstein, MDCM, Harborview Medical Center52
    Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH, Childrens Hospital & Regional Medical Center, Department of Adolescent Medicine

    Learn how compassion for ourselves can help us navigate the stressful times we live in and extend true compassion to others.

    Monday, April 14
    6:00-7:30pm
    Olympic Room
    Community Parents Educators

    Yoga for a Healthy Body and a Kind Heart
    Meg Agnew, Seattle Yoga Arts

    For children ages 6-10 and their parents or care-givers: play games, listen to stories and practice yoga postures while learning how to benefit the body, mind, and heart.

    Sunday , April 13
    12:00-1:30pm
    Shaw Room
    Kids Parents

    Your Life Is an Artwork in Progress! Performing Poetry and Song
    Ann Rene Joseph, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

    Make beautiful music and art in an emotional experience to last a lifetime. For all ages! Bring a colored marker, your creativity, and imagination.

    Monday, April 14
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Lopez Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators

    Youth and the Environment
    Moderator: Bishop Charleston

    The Genesis Covenant invites every spiritual community to take steps to reverse global warming through compassionate action. These communities will make a pledge to protect the Earth and the holiness of creation, with the Genesis Covenant as their witness.

    Tuesday, April 15
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Rainier Room
    Community Kids Parents Educators Business

    Resource Fair
    Sunday, April 13 & Monday, April 14
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

    The Resource Fair provides an opportunity for families, educators, clinicians and communities to network and be inspired, and discover the tools and resources that promote the whole child and the social, emotional and cognitive development of children, youth and families. More than 60 organizations are participating in our Resource Fair. For a full list of participants, click here.

    Children's Workshops
    Sunday, April 13
    Noon-5:00pm
    Seattle Center Grounds & Vera Project

    On the Center Grounds
    Ropeworks with Rene Bibaud and Ropeworks Troupe
    11am – 2pm
    Learn single rope partner and double dutch rope jumping and joy performances by Ropeworks Troupe. Lead by Rene Bibaud, five-time world champion, ESPN commentator and former artist and coach of Cirque du Soleil.

    Be Kind to the Environment with Julia Wingert

    12noon – 2pm
    Come experience the natural world through play. Let's pretend we're wild creatures! We'll make believe we are the plants and animals; reaching, running, jumping, hopping, and moving like our friends in nature. Bring your imagination and see the world in a new way! Led by Julia Wingert, an Environmental and Arts educator who is dedicated to cultivating alternative ways of being in and relating to the natural world.

    Get Dizzy with Dizzy Hips!
    12noon – 4:30pm
    Hula-hooping for adults and kids! Come and get your wiggles out with Dizzy Hips. Experience amazing and funny hula hoop-shows every hour followed by lessons and games.

    At the Vera Project  workshops at Vera led by Arts Corps teaching artists
    Planet Ark with Darwin Nordin
    12 to 2PM in the conference room
    Create an animal, plant or creature that they believe or discover has an important place on Planet Ark. The sculptures will be made from recycled and found materials. Students will be encouraged to imagine a future where all that exists on Earth can live together in peace and well-being.

    Collective Compassion Mural with Jill Rothenberger, and local mural crew Matamuros
    1 to 3PM in the gallery space
    Participants will meditate on their thoughts and feelings about what compassion looks like and add on to this generative Mandala–esque community creation.

    Center of the Earth Drumming with Robert Frazier
    3 to 5PM in the performance space
    Join percussionist Bob Frazier to learn ancient drumming rhythm’s and experience the power of rhythmic waves of compassion flowing from the center of the earth - through our hand’s into the drums and out, to ride on the breath of the earth.