The Department of Religions and Oriental Studies, University of Lusofona at Lisbon, Portugal invited Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya for a lecture on April 12, 2011. The topic of the lecture was ‘Religion and Compassion’ and was well attended by students and faculty members. Br. Shubamrita spoke about the emphasis of compassion in all the world religions and how important it is to go into the essence of all religions and put it into practice rather than getting stuck in the external aspects. He quoted many examples from Amma’s life, whose message of love and compassion has transcended all barriers of religion, language or nationality.