Curing our self-centeredness

A talk given at Tibet House US in New York City, New York on April 19, 2007.

Self-centeredness

  • Illustrations of how self-centeredness motivates most of our actions
  • how this self-preoccupation makes us miserable

Compassion: Personal and International 01 (download)

Low self-esteem and its antidote

  • The prevalence of low self-esteem in the West
  • Compassion as an antidote

Compassion: Personal and International 02 (download)

Cultivating compassion

  • Cultivating compassion for those we dislike and harm us
  • How compassion is different from pity and frees us from fear

Compassion: Personal and International 03 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Compassion for those doing harm to many
  • Dealing with those who make us unhappy
  • Prison work
  • Learning to forgive
  • Freeing ourselves from self-centered thoughts
  • True compassion

Compassion: Personal and International 04 (download)

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