Here are training opportunities and resources offered by other organizations. For more options, you can also visit Training offered by Réseau Compassion Network.


Health Care Ethics Education Series 2023-2024
offered by Saint-Boniface Hospital and Réseau Compassion Network

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
offered by UMass Memorial Health

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
offered by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)
offered by the Compassion Institute

Finding the Space To Lead
offered by the Institute for Mindful Leadership

Faith Based Ressources

Center for Action and Contemplation

This site is a great resource to explore contemplation and issues related to social justice. There is an option to sign up for their excellent and thought-provoking daily emails that provide a reflection or meditation. These reflections are rooted in the Catholic Church and draw on the wisdom and commonalities across many traditions. Get started here.

Podcast Turning to the mystics by James Finley

James Finley is a psychologist, scholar and former monk who speaks with wisdom and compassion about the conditions we experience as humans. He is the loving voice we could look for in moments of uncertainly. James Finley’s podcast is a great tool if you want to sink into some meaningful reflection on how our actions can change the world. Get started here.

Contemplative Practices in a Christian Tradition

Note that many of these resources are also considered non-secular. Get started here.

Lectio Divina (Divine Reading)

This ancient practice exists in more than one religion. Traditionally, it is the practice of deep reflection on a phrase or small passage of the Bible. In the practice the text becomes the source of reflection and inspiration. Lectio Divina can be practiced with other inspirational texts – poetry, quotes, books – with the core intention of listening deeply to the message contained within. Get started here.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a way to still our minds. An ancient contemplative practice that will feel familiar to those who may already practice meditation and would like to shift their attention towards opening more deeply towards awareness. This article provides basic ‘how-to’ instructions.

Female mystics in modern way

Mirabai Starr speaks and writes about female mystics in a modern, relatable way. You can register here to listen to a one hour event lead by Mirabai.


Compassion Action Centre offers you some readings to guide you in the practice of a better compassion within yourself, whether at work, in your daily life, within your community or simply in your heart.

Finding the space to lead by Janice Marturano

A practical Guide to Mindful Leadership

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

The complete Guide to psychological and spiritual Growth for nine personality types

Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown

Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience


Daring Greatly™
Brené Brown Education and Research Group

Free Mindful Self-Compassion Online Class
Video Series to Discover the Power of Self-Compassion

Purposeful Pauses To Lead and Live with Excellence
Mindful Leadership: Purposeful Pauses to Lead & Live with Excellence
Free mini-training videos.