An open-hearted life: The meaning of compassion

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Co-authors Professor Russell Kolts and Venerable Thubten Chodron discussed their book An Open-Hearted Life and took questions before a book signing in Moscow, Idaho. The event was sponsored by the Universalist Church of the Palouse Buddhist Fellowship and Bookpeople of Moscow.

  • Compassion requires courage, it’s not for wimps
  • The requirements for developing compassion
  • The problem of confusing compassion with personal distress
  • What it means to have compassion for our self
  • Compassion doesn’t mean being Mr. or Ms. fix-it
  • Sometimes compassion means being quiet, present and listening
  • The relationship between the mind and the brain

An open-hearted life book signing with Russell Kolts (download)

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