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Karuna News: Innovating For Compassion

We often don't know what we're capable of until a person or situation (like a pandemic, perhaps?) moves us to care deeply enough to give of our attention, time, and selves. This care can...

5AM At The Beach -- And Other Acts Of Care!

What do two homeless men, a security guard, youth in Australia, and mental health specialists in Denver all have in common? Here's a hint: "My dad taught me the first time I went fishing...

Made To Be Given Away: Food, Dollars, And A Kidney?

Eventually, fledgling birds fly out of their nests. Young toddlers grow into adulthood. Dandelion seeds scatter into the wind. Snow melts into a mountain stream, and empties into ocean. Many things...

When A Dog Fosters Kittens

When faced with challenges, devastation, or a sense of scarcity, it's not uncommon to be faced with two natural yet seemingly at odds impulses: protecting oneself and caring for others. This...

When Big Hearts Take Flight

Hello Friends. How far does a big heart reach? This week's newsletter takes a closer look at the soaring possibilities that spill forward from the resounding pulse of the human spirit. From a...

Of Llamas, Family Reunited, And A Deeper Kind Of Certainty

In recent months of pandemic, a collective sense of certainty in the future has waned. Yet, one area that has grown in strength is the value of relationships. Whether in the benevelent friendship...

Classroom On A Bike, And Other Feats Of The Heart

Hello friends. This week's newsletter gives rise to a whirlwind of everyday and not-so-everyday heroes across education, performing arts, prison, and town leadership, who make a difference to...

Pulling Water Out Of Air, And Other Creative Expressions

Hello friends. Some say the fastest speed is the "speed of love". This week, we come across a range of stories in which compassion gives rise to creative innovations and poignant...

A Narrative Of Caring

The pandemic has brought forth difficult challenges; yet, one upside is that it has unearthed the timeless phenomenon of the pervasive ways we care for one another. In periods of uncertainty,...

Stories Of Resilience: "If You Can Dance, Dance."

As the adage goes: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Recent weeks and months have been witness to vigorous "lemonade-making" around the globe. To that end, this...

When Challenges Alchemize Into Possibility

As a quote goes: "Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it." Through the muddied waters of life and societal turmoil, what does it take to see a sense of...

Honoring Life: Burning Car Rescue, Largest Pacific Clean-up, Elderly Hugs!

Conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have enabled us to discern "signal" from "noise"; we are more clearly able to realize the vitality of relationships and...

Moral Rebels -- From Berlin To Barcelona!

Hello friends. These days, history seems to be converging, all at once. Pandemic circumstances and innocent deaths entwined in systemic racism are shining light on gaping disparities in our social...