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Culture of Empathy Builder: Jon Ramer


Jon Ramer & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion

Jon Ramer is Co-founder of Compassionate Action Network and Compassionate Seattle. The mission is, 'Awakening compassion within ourselves, our children and the world.


He is musician and a tireless organizer and advocate for fostering empathy and compassion through a wide variety of means around the world. "Starting from within, working in a circle, in a sacred manner, we heal and develop ourselves, our relationships, and the world."  The 4th Way Guiding Principles








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12/31/2012 - A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 1)

"Jon Ramer is a software entrepreneur turned social engineer, a civic leader, a community organizer, an inventor, and a musician. He is the designer and co-founder of several Deep Social Networks, including the Ideal Network. He was an organizational participant in Seeds of Compassion, an event in Seattle coordinated around the His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 2008 visit to Seattle which focused on nurturing compassion throughout the world. Following the Seeds of Compassion, Ramer co-founded the Compassionate Action Network."