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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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on consistency in compassion

A guided meditation on how to cultivate consistency in our practice of compassion by reflecting…

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An Open-Hearted Life

Spreading compassion

Through compassionate interaction with others we can inspire those around us to behave more compassionately.

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Gold and blue drawing of Chandrakirti.
Illumination of the Thought

Homage to Compassion

Chandrakirti praises compassion as the source of bodhicitta.

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Venerable Sangye Khadro sitting in front of a thangka, smiling.
Guided Meditations

Meditations on equalizing and exchanging self and ot...

A sequence of eleven guided meditations for developing bodhicitta using the method of equalizing and…

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An Open-Hearted Life

Cooperation and attachment styles

The benefits of an attitude of cooperation as opposed to competition, and how we can…

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An Open-Hearted Life

Giving positive feedback and praise

How we can make expressions of gratitude and appreciation part of our day, in order…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Benefits of meditating on the the 12 links

Commencing the teaching from Chapter 9 and describing the benefits of meditating on the 12…

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Aid worker passing out supplies to a Ukrainian man during time of war.
On Taking Illness Onto the Path

What a wonderful world!

A student reflects on how pain and suffering can be transformed into "little bits of…

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Science and Buddhism

Compassion + Technology

How obsession with the latest technology hinders us from thinking about its negative impacts on…

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Blue and yellow sign that says stop the war.
Transforming War and Terrorism

Nonviolence and compassion

A student responds to Venerable Thubten Chodron's talk on the causes and effects of war.

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