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Slow things down and give them some space

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.

  • Cultivating the seeds of compassion in our mind
  • Slowing down to prevent impulsive reactions we may regret
  • Anger replaced by compassion
  • Pausing before responding
  • Reflection: Soothing rhythm breathing
  • The physiological basis of using breathing to relax
  • Questions and answers

An Open-Hearted Life 60: Slow things down and give them some space (download)

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

Venerable Sangye Khadro

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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