Monthly Archives: July 2013

Grant Award to Promote Compassion Training

1440 logoI work part-time with the Center for Engaged Compassion teaching and developing curriculum for Triptykos School of Compassion. We have spent 5 years testing and refining a formation program (much like the Ignatian exercises) that actually increases people’s capacity for compassionate living. This formation program is grounded in the spiritual path of Jesus–a 14 week program entitled the Certificate in Engaged Compassion.

We recently received a grant award from the 1440 Foundation (part of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation) to support our efforts in Christian-based compassion formation.  The mission of 1440 is to support programs and best practices that cultivate authentic relationship skills in education, wellness, and the workplace. I am grateful for the award. You can read the 1440 announcement here.

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Is it Harmful to Tell People to Love Their Enemies If You Never Teach Them How?

Red Letter Christians published an article that I helped Frank Rogers write on practicing compassion. The article captures the central teaching of my work with Rogers and Andy Dreitcer at Triptykos School of Compassion. You can read it here.

We have developed a program that helps form people to become compassionate activists (at home, at work, in ourselves, in the world). It’s a 14 week training that involves two retreats, weekly spiritual direction, and online teaching. When you complete the program you become certified to teach our compassion formation curriculum. If you have any interest read more about the Certificate in Engaged Compassion here.


Free Video Download from Youthworker Convention

Youth Specialties is offering a free download of a keynote talk I gave last fall. You can get this talk here.

If you want to experience a new sense of God, a new sense of self, a new understanding and deeper inspiration for your own calling register for one of the last five spots in Becoming  a Spiritual Guide. The program is limited to 16 people. There is an opening and closing retreat. I work one-on-one with each person over three months with weekly spiritual practices.You can look at the program here or email me with questions at yaconelli@msn.com.