“An Open-Hearted Life”: Confusion about compassion

Chapter 7

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A series of talks based on An Open-Hearted Life given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in April 2017. Co-written with clinical psychologist Dr. Russell Kolts, the book offers practical Buddhist and Western psychological approaches to developing compassion.

  • The difference between people pleasing and compassion
  • Compassion does not involve fixing other people’s problems
  • Compassion does not mean becoming a doormat
  • Compassion may mean acting in way others don’t like or saying no
  • Genuine compassion is a gift to others with no strings attached

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