Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others

compassion


Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body
Part 2 – The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion

The compassion that arises from mindful awareness can heal our inner wounds, interpersonal conflict and the suffering in our...

Part 1 - The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion
Part 1 – The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion

The compassion that arises from mindful awareness can heal our inner wounds, interpersonal conflict and the suffering in our...

What Is It Like Being You?
What Is It Like Being You?

Compassion is hard wired in our organism, and can be cultivated. This talk helps us identify the blocks to...

Evolving Beyond "Unreal Othering"
Evolving Beyond “Unreal Othering”

What motivates us – as individuals and as a society – to build walls and knowingly hurt others? This...

Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen - Radical Compassion
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen – Radical Compassion (32:43 min)

We are conditioned to avoid suffering – our own and others. By pulling away, we also contract our heart...

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...