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How to Sculpt with Our Hands A World That Reflects Our Hearts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

Human autonomy and social conscience go hand in glove. They drive one another. They are a tag team for impelling and inspiring a person to involve herself deeply as a civic or social entrepreneur, to undertake kinds of challenges that expand a person's imaginative, physical, existential bounds.

Saying No to Affluenza: 5 Ways Faith Can Help Parents of Teens Raise Healthy, Caring Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Standing for Compassion: An Interview With Deepak Chopra

Hilal Isler | Posted 07.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

Deepak Chopra spoke to me recently about the power of meditating collectively, the healing potential of compassion, and what he experienced the first time he meditated.

Why I Do Not Believe in Hell

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There are many reasons why the storyline about hell does not work for me. Not anymore, anyway. There was a time I tried to believe in it, afraid I might just end up there if I did not.

Serving Love -- L'Arche Style

Rumni Saha | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

On a recent Sunday morning I was blown away by a radio interview of Jean Vanier and his L'Arche Movement. I had never before heard about this humanist and his epic movement where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and share their lives together as peers.

Lessons from a Goddess of Compassion: Live With Joy, Even While Grieving

Lisa Levart | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Levart

Dianne Gray has known grief but compassion and generosity flow through Dianne like a gentle river. Therefore, White Tara, the Tibetan Goddess of Compassion, was a natural choice for Dianne to embody.

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

Lessons of Tantrums, Wise Sibling Instincts and the Healing Power of Empathy

Jesua | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

My son Ezra woke up sweetly today, pouncing on top of me in bed with all his 65 pounds of naked, sun-kissed, 6-year-old love, panting loudly with morn...

Intersectional Activism: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

It is easy to get caught up in organizing and activism around a single issue or cause. This week, we proudly supported grantees who are working at the intersection of multiple issues, addressing the complexity and interconnectedness of the world we live in through their activism.

Dalai Lama Wraps 80th B-Day Bash

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebration began on Sunday, July 5 in Anaheim of all places, at The Honda Center, as the July Fourth holiday weekend screeched to a halt. We must all make an effort. That was the Dalai Lama's message. An effort to be kind. An effort to be compassionate.

'Life Is a Performance'

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In his poem, "Our Fearlessness to Love," Andres Marquez-Lara describes global ancestors coming together and the dynamic interplay of the feminine and ...

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

How to Be Mindful in the Real World

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to improving our well-being, most of us think about the exercise we should be doing, the foods we should be eating and the sleep we should be getting, but have you thought about how your brain might be able to help cultivate enduring well-being?

Snippets Of Wisdom From The Dalai Lama On His 80th Birthday

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.06.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

To be in the presence of the Dalai Lama was awe-inspiring and left a long-lasting impression upon me. In his natural and self-effacing manner, he effortlessly spoke his mind, incorporating his wonderful sense of humor, infectious giggle, and penetrating intelligence.

The Buddhist And The Neuroscientist

The Atlantic | Kathy Gilsinan | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to,...

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

Becoming The Dalai Lama: Celebrating an 80-Year Journey of Compassion (All Together Podcast)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

In this wide-ranging conversation we learn about the iconic leader's spiritual formation in Tibet, his extraordinary escape from the Chinese, his interest in science, how he meditates and what compassion means in real life.

Has the Internet Killed Compassion?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I am not sure I will ever understand how people can be so hateful to one another. What I do understand is the power of the anonymity of the internet. I understand that most of these people would never say these words to my face or even in front of the people they care about.

Why We Need a Muscular Compassion

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Daniel Goleman

The Dalai Lama's version of compassion is more muscular than Sunday-school stereotypes of a benign but soft and flabby kindness. He sees such full disclosure as one application of compassion in the public sphere, as is forceful action to right injustice of every kind.

Grief is NOT Self-Pity, Joel Osteen

The Rev. Sue Wintz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
The Rev. Sue Wintz

Our 17-year-old daughter died in 2003. I mourn her deeply every day and will for the rest of my life. I do not wallow in self-pity, nor do I want to let go of what God gave to us as a precious gift on the day of her birth. I will not 'get beyond it,' as her death is a fact in our family's story.

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in sp...

Design Thinking Students Co-designing Their Own School for the Sake of Empathy

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In order to inspire, motivate, and engage students in the learning experience, it is necessary to look at the world through their eyes. When adults pause and consider the world through from the students' perspective, we begin to examine their authentic needs, instead of the needs imposed upon them.

On Being an American

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

No matter the side or sides you take on various issues, we have to remember that we are all Americans first, and because of that we owe it to each other to have respect for one another.

Are You Loving Yourself or Abandoning Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You don't have to spend any energy seeking compassion from others. It's right here for you, as available as the air you breathe. We live in an ocean of love and compassion. All you need to do is open your heart to it through your intention to be loving to yourself.