Compassion is the wish for sentient beings to be free from suffering and its causes. Posts include teachings and meditations on how to develop and increase compassion.

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Hazy mountains behind a line of trees.
On Cultivating Wisdom

Dealing with difficult changes

A woman in prison uses a mind training prompt to deal with a difficult situation.

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An Open-Hearted Life

Compassion gone awry

How compassion without wisdom and a good motivation can go awry.

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Silhouette of Gyatso in front of an icy fence in winter.
By Prison Volunteers

My time in prison

A Sravasti Abbey volunteer confronts his preconceptions on what prison life is like.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The faults of self-centeredness

How self-centeredness creates problems in our lives, and the actual method of exchanging self and…

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Thought Training

Living a life that matters

How to overcome the eight worldly concerns and generate bodhicitta.

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A group of people sitting in a room, surrounded by thangkas.
Love and Self-esteem

Seeing kindness everywhere

By recognizing the kindness all around us we will open our hearts to everyone.

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An Open-Hearted Life

Removing partiality

By recognizing our differences are superficial we can overcome our partiality and biases.

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Silhouette of a tree against a setting sun.
On Cultivating Wisdom

The power of precepts

An incarcerated person considers the value of taking precepts.

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