An Open-Hearted Life: Compassion and empathy review

Chapter 33 review

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Part of 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.

  • Empathy is a core component of compassion
  • Making an effort to understand the feelings and experience of others
  • Tips for developing empathic understanding
  • Empathy leads to compassion
  • How to show others you understand their experience
  • Reflection on empathy
  • Questions and answers

An Open-Hearted Life 40: Compassion and empathy review (download)

07-18-21 An Open-Hearted Life: Compassion and Empathy Review - SDD

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

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