Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...