Mind with Heart's video interviews with Paul Ekman and Matthieu Ricard are ready catalysts, perfect for sparking Youth Debates on compassion.

A wonderful resource for teachers are the videos from the Empathy and Compassion in Society conference, and students will be inspired by the speakers at the Youth Gathering.

Recommended reading

With his inimitable energy and thoroughness, Alan Wallace offers a truly excellent guide to mindfulness. Scholarly, yet completely rooted in experience.

Rich in anecdotes,Tsoknyi Rinpoche's book oozes with warmth and plenty of 'juice'. Simple yet profound explanation of mindfulness as a set of practices that bring us back to the heart of who we are.

In this important book, the Dalai Lama sets out his vision for secular ethics. With clear logic, he puts the case for cultivating compassion as a means to both personal fulfillment and human sustainability.

In this classic text on mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh really communicates an experience of mindfulness. While reading this book, you may find that mindfulness naturally arises in you! Includes a version of Tolstoy's tale, The Three Questions.