International Self-Compassion Day

July 20, 2024 @ 8:00AM — 7:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Celebrate the First Annual International Self-Compassion Day on Saturday, July 20, 2024!

We are delighted to introduce the first annual International Self-Compassion Day, created and sponsored by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) and open to the global public. Starting this year, International Self-Compassion Day will be held on the third Saturday in July, with a mission to raise global awareness of self-compassion and to support CMSC’s mission to alleviate suffering and strengthen well-being worldwide through the proven power of self-compassion.

This live online event, scheduled for Saturday, July 20th, 2024, will serve as a unique fundraising retreat featuring morning and evening donation-based hourly sessions. These sessions will focus on the three core pillars of self-compassion: mindfulness, common humanity, and self-kindness. This special day will include inspiring sessions led by renowned MSC Teachers from around the world, including CMSC Co-Founders Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.

Join our global movement of self-compassion to make the world a safer, kinder, and more supportive place to live.

Event Schedule:
Saturday, July 20, 2024

Participants are welcome to join for one session or all six sessions.

Morning Session: 8am-11am Pacific Time

Host: Laila Narsi (United States) & Cecilia Fernandez-Hall (United States)
Soft Landing: Celebrating Common Humanity: A Self-Compassion Offering

8am: Chris Germer (United States)
Talk and Practice: Invitation to Common Humanity: A Radical Welcome

9am: Marta Alonso (Spain)
Talk and Practice: A Being Like Me

10am: Mirjam Luthe (Germany)
Talk and Practice: Interconnectedness: Inviting Gratitude & Wonder About the Mystery of Interconnected Life

Evening Session: 4pm-7pm Pacific Time

Host: Ben Weinstein (Thailand)
Soft Landing: Celebrating Common Humanity: A Self-Compassion Offering

4pm: Kristin Neff (United States)
Talk and Practice: Cultivating Universal Qualities of Fierce and Tender Self-Compassion

5pm: Anna Friis (New Zealand)
Talk and Practice: Aroha: A Meditation on Love

6pm: Yuka Ebihara (Japan)
Talk & Practice: Reconnecting to Ourselves - A Journey into Our Shared Humanity and the Diverse Ways We Relate to Our Bodies


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Donate one. Gift One. With your $25 donation, you'll receive an event pass and provide a gift pass to someone in need. There are additional donation options to bring guests and help more people attend for free, so be sure to check out the event pass options.

Scholarships: If you have a financial need and would like to attend this special offering for free, please fill out this scholarship form. We will notify you as free gift passes become available from our generous donors.

Gift an Organization with Event Passes: If you would like to gift an organization in need with free tickets, please consider sponsoring our event. On the registration page, click on "Sponsor Our Event" to discover all the additional benefits available for supporting our efforts to share self-compassion around the world

Replay Availability: A replay of the full event (six hours) will be available to all event pass donors and participants at no additional cost for seven days following the videos being edited and uploaded online. For all donations of $100 or more, you will receive unlimited access for one year.

To Register for This Event: Scroll back up to the top right and purchase an event pass. When you buy one pass, you are also allowing us to give away another pass to someone in financial need. Thank you for paying it forward and for your generosity and helping CMSC share self-compassion with the world. If you have a coupon code, you can enter it at final checkout. We look forward to seeing you on June 20th!

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day.
A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”


-Christopher Germer


Deep gratitude for our Community Partners

Awake Network
Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
Community for Deepening Practice
Delight in Parenting
Global Compassion Coalition
Heart Mind Institute
Hoffman Institute
Mindfulness Toronto
UCSD Center for Mindfulness

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Self-Compassion Champion
Ann Peterson Hyde
Julie Potiker
Jay Stinnett
Compassionate Contributor
Bridget Whitlow, LMFT
Delight in Parenting
Valuable Leadership
Mary R Crumpton
Judith Hill-Weld
Cathy Morano
Sally Palaian, Ph.D.
Tanja Scagnetti

$32,303 raised by 541 people

$50,000

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