Putting Compassion Into Action

Broadcast on July 09, 2015
With Emily Hine & Lori Wong & Gonzalo Brito Pons, PhD

In this talk, Gonzalo Brito Pons, Lori Wong & Compassion Summit host, Emily Hine, will summarize several ways that you can put compassion into action in your life. They will provide an overview of many compassion education training protocols available. Next, they will summarize compassionate actions that were offered by the featured speakers in the Global Compassion Summit. Finally, they will provide ways you might connect with the many wonderful sponsoring organizations whose missions are in alignment with creating a more compassionate world.

For more resources on putting compassion into action and a summary of the entire Global Compassion Summit, please visit http://theshiftnetwork.com/page/putting-compassion-action

Emily Hine

CEO, HineSight Consulting, VP Meru Health, Compassion & MindfulnessTeacher

Emily Hine has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, public speaking, volunteer management and social change. Over the course of her career, she has designed and implemented large-scale campaigns that have raised over $150 million for nonprofit organizations. After 9/11, Emily quit her job at Microsoft in order to commit her life to expanding peace and compassion in the world. In 2008, she served on the Executive Team for Seeds of Compassion, a global event with the Dalai Lama that gathered 150,000 people and contributed to the worldwide compassion movement. While moderating a panel discussion, Emily made a commitment to the Dalai Lama to expand compassion education. As such, she designed and hosted The Shift Network’s 2015 & 2016 Global Compassion Summits. Emily is a Certified Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT) Teacher from the Center for Compassion Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and she teaches the 8-week CCT protocol in the community and in businesses.

Emily also served as the Chief of Peace for and co-designed their first which has over 1100 graduates. Emily now serves on faculty for The Shift Network Peace Education Programs.

As CEO of HineSight Consulting, Emily partners with businesses, nonprofits and social enterprises that share the goal of increasing mindfulness, compassion and peace on the planet. She currently serves as Vice President of , an online medical clinic that offers a mindful and scalable solution for depression. Emily is also an inspirational writer and public speaker who shares practical strategies for doing our inner work, in order to become an expression of peace in the outer world.

Lori Wong

Compassion Teacher, Founding Teacher of Insight Meditation Central Valley
Lori Wong is a Stanford-certified Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT) teacher, trained through Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). She teaches the CCT 8-week protocol and has recently offered these courses to specific populations (veteran social workers and family caregivers) in collaboration with county agencies. Lori is also the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Central Valley, a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program, a board member of Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, a former volunteer for the Buddhist Pathways Prison Project, and has been offering mindfulness and Buddhist teachings in the Modesto, CA area since 2009. She leads workshops on mindfulness and compassion for county behavioral health and community health/social workers. Lori has been practicing Insight Meditation and mindfulness since 2003 under the guidance of Gil Fronsdal, who is the principal and founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City, CA.

Gonzalo Brito Pons, PhD

Gonzalo Brito Pons, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked with diverse populations in Chile, Peru, and Spain, integrating Western psychological approaches with traditional medicine and contemplative practices. As a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, he has included these practices in his clinical work and workshops for health care professionals and educators over the last decade. Gonzalo is a certified instructor of the Compassion Cultivation Training Program (CCT) and serves as a supervisor for Spanish-speaking teachers in training at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. He obtained his PhD doing experimental research on the individual and relational effects of CCT and MBSR. Currently living in Granada, Spain, Gonzalo combines his therapeutic work with ongoing compassion-based and mindfulness-based programs, collaborating regularly with several educational and health organizations. He is the co-author of “The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook” and "Presencia Plena: Reflexiones y prácticas para cultivar mindfulness en la vida diaria" (Full presence: Reflections and practices to cultivate mindfulness in daily life).