Resources: Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others

Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others

In Buddhist teachings, compassion is described as a “quivering of the heart” in response to suffering. Compassion awakens as we allow ourselves to be touched by our shared vulnerability – our own, or that of another. It’s the medicine we most need to bring healing to our world.

The resources below explore ways we can cultivate self-compassion and compassion for others:

Talks on Compassion

The Wise Heart of Radical Acceptance

The Wise Heart of Radical Acceptance

When we are caught in self-judgment we forget the truth of who we are - our wholeness, awareness and love. This talk examines how we take the imperfect waves of our being...

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Your Awake Heart is Calling You

Your Awake Heart is Calling You

As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of our evolutionary past, and by our awake heart, our capacity for mindfulness and compassion. This talk...

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Shame, Healing and Transformation

Shame, Healing and Transformation

Being at war with ourselves blocks us from evolving our consciousness and living from our hearts. This talk distinguishes between toxic and healthy shame, as well as shame about...

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Sustaining Our Caring

Sustaining Our Caring

All transformation arises out of love; it is the energy of caring about life that moves us toward inner, relational and societal healing. With a primary focus on our radically...

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Sheltering In Love – Part 1

Sheltering In Love – Part 1

During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva...

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Meditations on Compassion

Other Resources on Compassion

Blog: The RAIN of Self-Compassion

Blog: The RAIN of Self-Compassion

The RAIN of Self-Compassion View or download the PDF versionLink to talk: The RAIN of Self-CompassionLink to Meditation: The RAIN of Self-Compassion Translations: تأمل مطر من...

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Blog: 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 that had tortured her. Marian’s daughter, Christy, in recovery for...

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