An Open-Hearted Life: Compassion and empathy

Chapter 33

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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 importance of empathy for compassion
  • Compassion is not just about good intentions
  • Empathic understanding
  • Tips for developing empathic understanding
  • Understanding the emotions of others and our own
  • Reflection on empathy
  • Questions

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A guided meditation led prior to the talk can be found here.

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