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Love and compassion

Foreword to Open Heart, Clear Mind

A multi-part course based on Open Heart, Clear Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from April 2007 to December 2008. You can also study the book in depth through the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) online learning program.

  • Love and compassion from the Buddhist viewpoint
  • Ways to expand love and compassion for others
  • Difference between love and attachment and how we confuse the two
  • Compassion and common misconceptions about compassion
  • How pity, burnout, and personal distress can distort our compassion

Buddhism for Beginners 02: Love and compassion (download)

Venerable Thubten Semkye

Albert Gerome Ramos was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has been incarcerated since 2005 and is currently enrolled in the North Carolina Field Minister Program. Upon graduation he plans to start programs that help incarcerated people with mental health issues, drug dependency, and those who struggle from childhood trauma. He is the author of the children's book Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness.

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