Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others

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Compassion Part 2 Present Heart
Compassion – Part 2 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 2: Compassion – the tender resonance of heart – awakens as we allow ourselves to be touched by...

Remembmering and Choosing Loving Presence
Remembering and Choosing Loving Presence (retreat talk)

We are conditioned to go into a limbic trance—an emotional reactivity to life within and around us—that keeps us...

Meditation: Awakening Compassion with Tonglen
Meditation: Awakening Compassion with Tonglen (11:35 min)

Our hearts awaken as we let ourselves be touched by the suffering within and around us. They shine as...

from Dragons to Schmoos - Compassionate Presence
From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence

The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion to the dragons – the difficult emotions and related behaviors...

Meditation: Awake Openhearted Awareness
Blog: Discovering the Gold – Remembering Our True Nature by Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion

Discovering the Gold: Remembering Our True Nature by Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion I remember when I was on a...

Radical Compassion - Part 2
Radical Compassion – Part 2 ~

Radical Compassion – Part 2 – Compassion is the medicine we most need as individuals and a species to...

Radical Compassion - Part 1
Radical Compassion – Part 1 (retreat talk)

Radical Compassion – Part 1 –   CC   ~ Compassion is the medicine we most need as individuals and...

Your Awake Heart is Calling You
Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

Your Awake Heart Is Calling You ~ As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of...

The RAIN of Self-Compassion
The RAIN of Self-Compassion

This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces a guided meditation based on the...

Reaching Out For Compassion
Blog: Reaching Out For Compassion

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt...

Awakening Our Body's Awareness - Part 1
Blog: From Self-judgment to Compassion

We were three days into a weeklong meditation retreat when one of my students, Daniel, came in to see...

Soul Sadness
Blog: Connecting with Our ‘Soul Sadness’

Marge, a woman in our meditation community, was in a painful standoff with her teenage son. At fifteen, Micky...

Cultivating Compassion

We each have the potential to live with a compassionate, open heart. In this talk we explore the conditioning...

Blue Buddha
Part 2: The Healing Power of Self-Compassion

Learning to hold our own lives with a gentle compassion is a key element in all emotional healing and...

Blue Buddha
Part 1: The Healing Power of Self-Compassion

Learning to hold our own lives with a gentle compassion is a key element in all emotional healing and...