Our capacity for kindness

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Part of a series of teachings from the Developing Compassion Retreat in 2015.

  • Discussion
    • Recognizing others’ and our own suffering
    • Recognizing the self-centered thought and not allowing it to usurp our virtue
    • Being a steward of our mindstream
  • Reviewing the conditions for compassion
  • Bringing specific sentient beings to mind in our meditation, appreciating:
    • Kindness of friends without attachment
    • Kindness of parents regardless of our view of their parenting
    • Kindness of teachers and mentors
    • Kindness of strangers
    • Kindness of enemies who show us what we need to work on
  • Understanding the situation of cyclic existence that we all live with
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