Compassion in action

A talk based on the book An Open-Hearted Life given at Jewel Heart in Chicago, Illinois. The center has just started a new hospital chaplaincy program.

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    • The importance of cultivating a good motivation
      • This is usually not taught in a society that values appearances
      • Checking whether we are motivated to help others out of fear
    • Knowing our own mind helps us to cultivate internal sensitivity of others
      • How our self-centered thought hinders us from tuning in to others
    • Sharing on prison work and seeing inmates as human beings
    • Staying open to being challenged, especially when doing hospice work
      • How attachment is a hindrance when helping someone who is dying
    • To be effective in helping others, we have to work on our own fear and attachment
      • Doing the meditation on death and applying Dharma antidotes
      • How non-violent communication can support our efforts
    • About the book An Open-Hearted Life
    • Note: The question and answer session was not recorded
    04-13-15 An Open-Hearted Life: Compassion in Action

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