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Practicing G.R.A.C.E.: How to Bring Compassion Into Your Interactions With Others

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 12:30 AM

Compassion can change your life. Just ask Dr. Gary Pasternak, the medical director of Mission Hospice in San Mateo, Calif.:

"I'm up late admitting patients to the inpatient hospice unit. Just when I think I'm too old for these late nights without sleep, a person in all their rawness, vulnerability,...
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This Is What Compassion Looks Like: A Buddhist View of Occupy Wall Street

(49) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 9:50 AM

It started 28 days ago, with a ragtag group of people who called themselves "Occupy Wall Street" planting themselves at Liberty Square Plaza (aka Zuccotti Park) in New York City, under the shadows of skyscrapers.

They gathered together to call attention to the disproportionate influence that the...

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Zen Brain: Exploring The Connection Between Neuroscience And Meditation

(300) Comments | Posted September 17, 2011 | 10:13 AM

This past August, more than 50 people gathered in the Circle of the Way temple at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to explore the connection between neuroscience and meditation. This is the fourth year we have done so.

Why? This is a Zen center that is...

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