Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others

compassion


Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet
Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet

For most of human history it’s been “normal” to eat non-human animals. This is now changing. We are awakening...

From Judgment to Self-Compassion
From Judgment to Self-Compassion (retreat talk)

When we’ve turned on ourselves with blame and aversion, it’s very difficult to arouse self-compassion. This talk looks at...

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...

Blog: Tonglen Radical Compassion 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...

Meditation: The RAIN of Compassion (34:54 min) (from retreat)

This new version of the acronym RAIN is a powerful way of bringing compassion to the life within you,...

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...

Freeing Ourselves by Loving Ourselves (retreat talk)

In this human realm, healing and spiritual realization are rooted in awakening a love for the life that is...

Loving Yourself into Freedom (Retreat Talk)
Loving Yourself into Freedom (Retreat Talk)

The most basic truths we forget, and one is this: if we don't love ourselves, we can't love life....

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...