Port Angeles Compassion Games begin today
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Today marks the kickoff of 11 days dedicated to promoting compassionate action throughout Port Angeles and the surrounding community, said Mindy Aisling, one of the coordinators of the effort along with Kristin Halberg.
People can take part in the Compassion Games by performing random acts of kindness throughout the 11-day period and by attending programs held as part of the Compassion Games effort, Aisling said.
Compassionate acts can be logged and tracked at www.compassiongames.org.
People can also sign up to be “secret agents” of compassion and receive via email a compassionate action to complete each day, Aisling said.
The idea for the Compassion Games started in Louisville, Ky., Aisling said, when residents logged more than 90,000 compassionate acts during a one-week period in April.
Since then, other cities, such as Seattle, have taken up the Compassion Games challenge, and Aisling and Halberg want to put Port Angeles on the map in terms of compassionate acts.
“It [is] really in alignment with the way that I feel and a lot of work that I do with my clients,” said Aisling, who works as a life coach in Port Angeles.
Aisling and Halberg also organized a love letters campaign in February in which letters were left in downtown locations.
More information can be found at Aisling and Halberg’s website at http://tinyurl.com/pdn-compassiongames.
The full list of events, all free and open to the public, is:
■ 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. today through Friday and Monday, Tuesday and Sept. 19 and 20 — Halberg can be phoned at 425-343-2374 to learn more about how to bring compassion to everyday life and bring one’s heart “into the vibration of compassion.”
■ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Gateway transit center, corner of Lincoln and Front streets — Kickoff; write a love letter to be hidden around town or pick up a “secret mission of compassion.”
■ 6 p.m., Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles — Movie and discussion of The Mystery of Water; 360-808-2662.
■ 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Kula Yoga, 128 E. Front St., Port Angeles — Yoga Happy Hour; 360-565-6309.
■ United Way Day of Caring. For more information, 360-457-3011, www.unitedwayclallam.org.
■ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Gateway — Farmers market booth.
■ 2 p.m., Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. — Storytelling for children. For more information, phone 425-343-2374.
■ 10 a.m., 2917 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles — Sunday meditation and worship at Unity in the Olympics.
■ 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles — Radical forgiveness workshop; 360-808-2662.
■ 2 p.m., 223 W. First St., Port Angeles — Energy work and energy of compassion; 360-457-3981.
■ 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., location to be determined — Self-compassion workshop. Phone Marie McCartney, 360-460-5878.
■ 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Inspired Gifts, 124 W. First St., Port Angeles — Movie and discussion, Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Discovering Your Radiant Self-Confidence; 360-504-2590.
■ 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 113 S. Eunice St., Port Angeles — Stories of compassion; 360-460-6594.
■ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Gateway, Farmers market booth.
■ 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 223 W. First St., Port Angeles — Compassion through oneness workshop; 360-393-8992.
■ 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 223 W. First St., Port Angeles — Parenting with compassion workshop; 360-504-2760.
■ 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Moxie Boutique, 110 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles — Wine and love letters; 360-797-1917.
■ 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Kula Yoga, 128 E. Front St., Port Angeles — Yoga Happy Hour.
■ 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave. — Documentary, wine and discussion: I AM; 360-393-8992.
International Day of Peace: www.internationaldayofpeace.org.
■ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Gateway — Farmers market booth; from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., peace chorus and closing ceremony for Compassion Games.
Last modified: September 10. 2013 5:27PM