WELCOME! – to a site for those working with ‘Compassion and The Golden Rule’

The purpose of this site is to assemble materials of use to those who have taken up Karen Armstrong’s ‘Charter for Compassion’ challenge.  Here I present materials and outlines for courses and workshops on Karen Armstrong’s work, Perennial Philosophy, interspirituality etc.

Upcoming Workshop – the Friends LEWES WORKSHOP 

NB Easiest way to access the resource pages for the LEWES WORKSHOP is  to use the right-hand column under WORKSHOPS & COURSES 

A list of the pages with live links is also here – LEWES WORKSHOP 

These pages include the introduction to the day, background material on Karen Armstrong, perennial philosophy, rioting as alienation etc.


Other materials on this site also relate to compassion, The Golden Rule, etc.

There is also a lot of material about Compassion and about The Golden Rule on my longest running blog HERE – use the search box.

Namaste!   Meaning;

“I honor the place in you

in which the entire Universe dwells.

I honor the place in you which is of Love,

of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace.

When you are in that place in you,

and I am in that place in me,

we are One.”

Please feel free to contact me – onesummit AT gmail DOT com

All good wishes


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‘Love after Love’ poem by Derek Walcott

Love After Love

The time will come 
when, with elation 
you will greet yourself arriving 
at your own door, in your own mirror 
and each will smile at the other's welcome, 

and say, sit here. Eat. 
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart 
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you 

all your life, whom you ignored 
for another, who knows you by heart. 
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, 

the photographs, the desperate notes, 
peel your own image from the mirror. 
Sit. Feast on your life. 

by Derek Walcott
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