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Buddhism Compassion

The Ripple Effect Of Common Courtesy

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I believe that mindfulness laced with consideration for others executed at the smallest scale can actually change the world. Usually we tell people to think bigger, but in this case maybe thinking smaller could be very powerful.

Compassion: The Elixir Of Life?

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Maybe compassion is the elixir of life. Perhaps the reason we've never found the mythical philosopher's stone is because we've always searched for something outside of ourselves. Compassion is an inside job.

Sudden Death -- A Buddhist View Of The Tragedy In Arizona

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

From a Buddhist point of view, sudden death can be particularly difficult. The contrast between the sense of presence and the sense of absence is so sharp and shocking.

A Meditation On Motorcycles: Buddhism And Bringing Light To Dark Places

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

It is the work of a true bodhisattva, or open-hearted warrior, to go into the darkest aspects of our society in the hopes that he or she can be a light for all to see.

Health Care And The Mandate For Compassion

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

The Buddhist approach is to begin by developing a base of clarity, strength and well-being within oneself, and then to work hard to extend the benefits toward the welfare of all beings.

VIDEO: Is Compassion Meditation The Key To Better Caregiving?

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthieu Ricard

Neuroscientist Tania Singer is planning to train caregivers, nurses and doctors in compassion meditation. This would to allow them to offer altruistic services to those in pain without themselves suffering from empathic distress.

How Can We Bring About A Compassionate Society?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Buddhism teaches that in order to transform our world, we must transform ourselves. We must cultivate the capacity to be genuinely concerned about the welfare of others.

Cultivating Loving Kindness

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Causes and conditions set the stage for our attitudes toward the world and we can and do affect them. It is practical to train our minds so that we're not governed by our negative patterns.