Compassion Resources for College Students

Film and Stories

Credit: MY HERO


Compassion is demonstrated by heroes from across the globe in these featured films and stories. Caring, giving, and reaching across divides to make life better for someone else is at the core of the character trait of compassion. Meet remarkable heroes through these films and stories, and create a dialogue with your students on the importance of practicing more compassion in our daily lives.


The heroes featured in these short films understand the healing power of compassion and they practice this through their actions.

Power of Compassion & Importance of the Work of CCARE

CCARE at Stanford University
Dr. James Doty, speaks on the power of compassion and importance of the work of CCARE

A Moment of Compassion

Brenda Goodman
On the border of Mexico and the USA, Tijuana Native , Dr. Patricia Gonzalez-Zuniga and her team of American and Mexican interns and residents provide care and compassion for anyone in need with their street clinic THE WOUND CLINIC.

Never Give Up - The Heart of Compassion (Trailer)

Produced by:James Gritz/Fernanda Rivero
The documentary, “Never Give Up - The Heart of Compassion” explores the teachings of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa and three women inspired by Karmapa to put compassion into action.

Vital Voices: Hawa Abdi

Produced by:Aaron Kisner
Dr. Hawa Abdi is Somalia's first female gynecologist. When the central government collapsed in 1989, Dr. Abdi's one-room clinic on her family farm began treating and housing local people fleeing the fighting.


Dr. James Doty

By: Wendy Jewell
James Doty, M.D., FACS, FICS is a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

Dr. Hawa Abdi

By: Vita Yang

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

By: Kathy Crockett
Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to raising awareness and creating opportunities for the intellectually disabled.

The Dalai Lama

By: Davis from San Francisco
"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." The Dalai Lama

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