Welcome to The Centre for Compassion & Wisdom

Welcome to our open-hearted community...a place to discover your inherent potential for compassion, wisdom, inner peace and social awareness. Enjoy diverse community, health and wellness programs for adults and youth that are now being showcased internationally.

We offer distinct programs on Universal Wisdom Education, Secular Ethics, Mindfulness and Meditation.

Please check back with us soon as we are in the process of redesigning and developing all-new content for you. We hope you will enjoy the programs we have waiting to share with you!

Current News Updates

Public Talk: Peter Kedge - My Journey from the Kopan Course to Universal Education

Peter Kedge has deep roots in the foundation and formation of FPMT - Foundation of the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition and FDCW - Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom / Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom.

Date: Sunday March 8th 2015

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington. Campbell Room. Plenty of free parking on the west side of the building. Please enter through the west doors.

Cost: By Donation

Visiting Teacher - Venerable Amy Miller

April 30th to May 3, 2015
Public Talk and Teaching Weekend
Burlington, Ontario

Amy Miller (Venerable Lobsang Chodren) has been immersed in Tibetan Buddhism since 1987 following a career in politics in the United States. She also worked as a hospice volunteer in San Francisco, California for several years during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management throughout the world.

Visiting Teacher - Venerable Geshe Sherab - Public Talk in Burlington, ON

Venerable Geshe Sherab
Public Talk
Burlington, Ontario

East Plains United Church
375 East Plains
Burlington, Ontario

Geshe Sherab is the young, fluent in English, Headmaster of Kopan Monastery, Nepal, the spiritual centre of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He has lived for several years in the U.S. also, so he is familiar with North American culture, and knows how to relate to the western mind when teaching the Dharma.

A Mindful Society Conference

Join A Mindful Society from March 27-29th for a two-day conference bringing visionaries and community together to share leading edge research, evidence-based practices and emerging developments in the application of mindfulness in all sectors of society. Be part of the conversation and help create the means for bringing the unfolding of mindfulness in Canadian society into being.

Partners: University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, The Centre For Compassion & Wisdom, The Centre For Mindfulness Studies, Mindful Gateway, Mindfulness Without Borders, Mindfulness Toronto

For more information please visit www.amindfulsociety.org.

Dalai Lama Awakening Film Showing Hosted by The Centre For Compassion & Wisdom and Lama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study Group

Dalai Lama Awakening and Compassion In Action

Two films with Q&A following showing for the Director
Melrose United Church in Hamilton, Ontario
call 905-296-3728 or visit www.lamayesheling.org

Life Purpose Workshop

Life Purpose Workshop

New spring date and location to be announced soon!

Are you ready to explore and discover what will bring you more joy in life; how to connect to it;
and how to make it happen? Are you ready to discover or rediscover your life purpose! Are you
living it now?

Please join Laurie Dolan for this experiential life-changing workshop designed by Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw.
The purpose of this workshop is to define your strengths and attributes that will reveal your life purpose;
to provide a clear life-purpose statement including; and to identify the next steps necessary for engaging
in your life’s full potential.

Lunch: We invite you to join in a shared lunch by bringing a dish, salad or dessert. Or bring
your own lunch if you have dietary restrictions.

Transformative Mindfulness Methods Training

Transformative Mindfulness International and the Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Continuing Education, University of Toronto, have collaborated to offer the Transformative Mindfulness Methods (TMM) as individual courses or a full training path.

Please visit www.transformativemindfulness.com for more information or to register.

NEW! Calendar of Events for 2015

We have a whole new year of programming for you coming soon!

16 Guidelines Books and Cards

Our online shop is now open. Please note a shipping and handling charge for a maximum of two sets is $10. If additional sets are required you will be advised of the charge and an invoice will be sent to you. The cost of one 16 G book and card set is $35.

To place an order for more than two 16 Guidelines for Life book and card sets please send a message and include your request stating the number of sets, your name and mailing address to peace@centreforcompassionandwisdom.com.

We thank you for your interest in this universal wisdom education program.

Update on Dekyi-Lee Recovery

Dear Friends,

We wanted to share our latest update about our dear friend Dekyi Lee.

She has recently moved out of the hospital setting, and is now in a community respite care facility, which is allowing her to continue to work intensively on her healing. She is still transitioning with the new setting, and learning her way through new routines and supports.
Each day is filled with physio and occupational therapy as she works with much effort toward becoming independent in all areas of her life. This is a slow process, but an important one, and also one that takes much energy and focus for Dekyi Lee each day. She is still requesting limited visitors as she devotes her energy predominantly to these activities each day.

Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw Support Fund Has Been Established - Sunday, May 25th, 2014

During this period of long recovery for our dearest friend Dekyi-Lee there will be many challenges. Many of you have asked how you can be of help to support her, and we want you to know we have now set up a Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw Support Fund.

Dekyi-Lee has given so selflessly to so many over the years. If you wish to make a donation to support her recovery, these will be gratefully received and appreciated.

Within Canada, you can deposit your donation from any bank into Scotiabank Account 80242 05020 81 in the name of Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw Support Fund.

International deposits can be made to 80242 002 05020 81.

For paypal, please log in to www.paypal.com and send your donation to dekyileetrustfund@gmail.com.

On behalf of Dekyi-Lee, we thank you!

Another Way to Help Dekyi-Lee - See the new TMM app she has for purchase

Hello dear friends,

As you are aware, our beloved Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw is going through a very challenging time in her life due to a horrific car accident last Monday 28th April. I am sure she is aware of all the love and prayers pouring out for her wellbeing and deep wishes for her speedy recovery.

Our Prayer Circle

Motivated by a wish to help others, a small group of volunteers have formed a prayer circle. Spread out geographically, we do not meet as a group, but rather say prayers individually, based on our own particular spiritual background.

If you would like the group to pray for you, for someone you know, or for a group, please contact Judy at mhorsley@cogeco.ca and she will pass the information on to the members of the group. All we need is a name and the nature of the request and/or circumstances. We will then say prayers for that sentient being (human or otherwise) for three months, or longer if you so indicate.

All information is treated confidentially.

If you are interested in joining the prayer circle, please contact Judy at the above email address.