Regarded as a fundamental part of unconditional human love, compassion is the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. Gaia’s Compassion Special Collection highlights this complex emotion that’s the cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism, using the highest principles in philosophy, society and personhood.

Titles In This Collection

Harmony in Diversity: How to Move from Conflict to Compassion
48 minutes
When His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sees people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions or beliefs, he doesn't see a difference. The greatness of our species is our capacity to develop altruism. With a good brain and ...
Available worldwide
The Compassion Project
5 minutes
Youth and elders express their views on the subject of compassion.
Only available in Canada, United States
70 minutes
Griefwalker, a feature length documentary, sets its lens on theologian Stephen Jenkinson in an unforgettable exploration of death phobia as a culture.
Available worldwide
Four Chambers
40 minutes
Those who would make the most of this world share four key qualities – four attributes that we each have within us, but that we sometimes don’t use to their fullest: compassion, courage, vision, wonder.
Available worldwide
Your Move
7 minutes
When one man sees another man being treated with disrespect, he decides to do something about it.
Available worldwide
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André Smith on ForgivenessConscious Media Network
32 minutes
In times of tragedy, when the life of a loved one is taken by another in a senseless act, one of the last things to be dealt with is the act of forgiveness. For André Smith, a practicing Buddhist, it was the first thing he did.
Available worldwide
46 minutes
Children empower children through their words of compassion and friendship in a documentary that will appeal to all ages.
Only available in Canada, United States
Way of Life
79 minutes
Way of Life follows the story of Michael Daube, a young artist of modest means from small town America who finds a valuable piece of art in an abandoned warehouse, sells it at auction and builds a hospital in one of the most ...
Only available in Canada, United States
Cave in the Snow
52 minutes
British-born Tenzin Palmo isolated herself in a cave in the Himalayas at 14,000 feet above sea level. Here, with only the company of wolves and snow leopards, she embarked upon a 12-year period of intensive Buddhist meditation.
Only available in Canada, United States
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Sai Maa on Humanity in UnityConscious Media Network
26 minutes
Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi discusses the nature of her work for Humanity in Unity and the practice of silence, stillness and compassion.
Available worldwide
Healing the Whole Self (Joan Halifax)Omega
24 minutes
Joan Halifax, anthropologist, Buddhist teacher and author of Shaman: the Wounded Leader and the Fruitful Darkness, enlightens us on the four holy truths of Buddhism, suffering versus pain and that which gives rise to ...
Available worldwide
A Nun’s New Habit
56 minutes
Sister Carmel is no longer required to wear a nun’s habit, but since her return to the convent in the outback city of Whyalla, her new habit – advocating for justice for refugees – is surely just as profound.
Only available in Canada, United States

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