In the foreword to the book His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains why compassion is so important for humankind.
Series: An Open-Hearted Life (SDD Current)
A series of talks based on An Open-Hearted Life given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day in April 2017. Co-written with clinical psychologist Dr. Russell Kolts, the book offers practical Buddhist and Western psychological approaches to developing compassion.
A look at the western psychological perspective on compassion and how it relates to the Buddhist world view.
When we take a compassionate perspective we are better prepared to care for ourselves and others in the world.
Pausing to cultivate a compassionate motivation before we act transforms our mental state, assists us to make wise decisions and enhances our lives.
In the face of human hardship, compassion is the only response that makes sense. It has a ripple effect touching and influencing the others around us.
When we see that we are inextricably interconnected we will see that caring for others is more crucial than ever before.
Compassion is an internal attitude that can be deliberately cultivated through practice. Reflection on bringing compassion into daily situations.
Getting clear about what compassion is and is not. Increasing compassion by changing our perspective on the world and others.
Compassion includes the courage to stay when things get tough and deal with discomfort that arises when in contact with those experiencing suffering.
While everyone admires compassion, there is a lot of confusion about it. It’s good to know about attitudes and actions that are confused with compassion.