Misconceptions about compassion

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Part of a series of teachings based on Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life sponsored by Tibet House Germany in Frankfurt, Germany, April 15 to April 17, 2016. The teachings are in English with German translation.

  • Confusing compassion with pity or feeling sorry for everyone
  • Acting with compassion means seeing others as equal to us
  • Compassion is not always saying yes to make everyone happy
  • Compassion is not trying to fix everyone’s problems
  • Understanding what compassionate motivation and compassionate behavior are
  • Changing how we view situations to overcome habitual reactions

Living With an Open Heart 03 Frankfurt (download)

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