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Killing Ants – Exploring Compassion

Killing Ants – Exploring Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

photo credit: Budzlife via photopin ccCOLUMN: In Everyday Life by Michelle Welch, Phoenix, Arizona One morning last summer I went into my kitchen and found it was covered in ants. They were everywhere – all over the floor, on the walls, on the countertops, in my vegetable basket, ... continue
Posted July 4, 2014 by Editor
The "Technology" of Flexibility

The “Technology” of Flexibility – HIGHLIGHT

Dharamsala,A Study of Trauma and Flexibility in a Tibetan Exile Town by Sara Lewis, PhD, LMSW, New York City Stopping at a tea stall on the side of the road to drink a glass of peppery Indian chai, Tashi Lhamo squints back at me. “These problems you always ... continue
Posted May 5, 2014 by Editor
Karuna Training Comes to North America

Karuna Training Comes to North America

What is compassion? One Sanskrit word is karuna, which is used to point to any action that lessens the suffering of others. It is a fitting name for a program based in contemplative psychology teachings, where the emphasis is on active empathy, and a willingness to ... continue
Posted March 19, 2014 by
Becoming a Bodhisattva

Becoming a Bodhisattva – HIGHLIGHT

Monthly Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche At the core of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings is the crown jewel of bodhichitta. This is the supreme thought, the highest possible concept that the mind can generate. Bodhichitta is the intention to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. The person ... continue
Posted February 15, 2013 by Editor
Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion?

Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion? – HIGHLIGHT

by Iektje van Bolhuis As a student of the dharma and psychology, I get very excited to find that many recent research findings are remarkably consistent with dharma teachings. Recently, I published the following blog on my work website about research findings on self-compassion. This is a ... continue
Posted September 8, 2011 by
Six Ways to Lasting Happiness

Six Ways to Lasting Happiness – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham Bodhichitta has many translations: “mind of enlightenment,” “seed of enlightenment,” “awakened heart,” “open heart.” It is a venerable word and a venerable practice that has been done for thousands of years. When we think of bodhichitta, we have a hard time putting a shape ... continue
Posted December 24, 2010 by Editor
LGBTQ Path: Confidence and Compassion

LGBTQ Path: Confidence and Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

Joe Schoech interviews Acharya Eric Spiegel, who along with Acharya Eve Rosenthal will be leading Confidence & Compassion: An LGBTQ Weekend, May 7th-9th at Karme Choling. Your upcoming program here at Karme Choling is called Confidence and Compassion, what’s the relationship between those two qualities? Compassion ... continue
Posted April 23, 2010 by
Tender Heart in the American Military

Tender Heart in the American Military – HIGHLIGHT

By Jon Kirkendall “I’m scared,” said the six-year old boy. “Why are you scared?” I asked. “Because my dad is dead and I’ll never see him again, and coming to TAPS means knowing that.” We were sitting in a circle in a conference room at a resort hotel on the ... continue
Posted August 12, 2009 by Editor
Video: Compassion, by Sakyong Mipham

Video: Compassion, by Sakyong Mipham

In this video, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche describes how true compassion for others inspires happiness in us, whatever the circumstance. continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Jennifer Holder


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