Cultivating love and kindness

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A talk based on the book An Open-Hearted Life given in Long Beach, California.

  • Four immeasurables: love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity
  • Obstacles of the mind: partiality, prejudice, anger, jealousy
  • Using intellectual reasoning to choose suitable emotions
  • Transforming our mind to generate a feeling of loving kindness
  • The challenges of love as our basic way of relating to people
  • The threat, drive, and safety systems in psychology
  • Differing motivations for a healthy mind in psychology and Buddhism

An open-hearted life (download)

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