Compassion LA

Cultivating Connection 

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CompassionLA, a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2014, is an institute in service of cultivating connection by fostering compassion and mindfulness in relationships – with ourselves, with one another and with our planet. Our commitment is to provide adaptive training programs and workshops, mindfulness and compassion coaching, and support like-hearted events.


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Programs & Events

We Offer:

Workshops + Events

Classes for individuals or groups in mindfulness, self-compassion, empathic communication, and cultivating connection.


Our teachers offer years of training and depth of personal practice in mindfulness and compassion.


A collection of guided meditations for mindfulness and compassion, links to research, inspiring videos and talks, and links to other great organizations.   

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”  

—Brene Brown

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”  

—Carl Jung 

We co-create adaptive programs with organizations in Los Angeles and beyond to deliver powerful and meaningful trainings. 

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

Non-Violent Communication

No-One-Turned-Away Financial Support

Self-Compassion for Parents

Community Drop-In Meditation

CLA Film Series + Conversation

Past Classes & eventS


“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

– Dalai Lama

Some of Our Training & Partnerships:


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