Category Archives for Compassion

8 Mindfulness Exercises for Love and Compassion

8 Mindfulness Exercises for Love and CompassionLove comes in a variety of flavors as our life experience can attest to. However, beneath whatever form love takes on the surface of our human existence.

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Free Self-Compassion Exercises

Dear friends, We all suffer (or at least I do). Why not wish ourselves the same care that a loved one would offer us? Many people object to self-compassion because it feels sappy, because others seem more

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Don’t Push

Read about the Buddha's teaching on caring in action as explained by this book by Ajahn Amaro.that investigates the second of the brahma-vihāras - karuṇā. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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How To Have Self Compassion

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Over-Friendly People [Video]

Friendliness is a great virtue. Over-friendliness can be an unexpected problem. “There is a particularly poignant way to be a social disaster: through over-friendliness, a pattern of behavior

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Self-Kindness

Kristin studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1988). She did her graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.,

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Fierce Compassion & Self Care

Join Sharon Salzberg and Phoenix Soleil as they discuss fierce compassion & self-care and mindfulness at Talks at Google in this video. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Guided Metta Meditation with Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein takes you on a calming, guided Metta meditation for 48 minutes to help you understand what loving-kindness in practice is. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Street Lovingkindness

Does anyone like to wait in line? It’s annoying getting stuck at the post office or waiting endlessly in line at the store. Sharon takes these moments of stress and transforms them with Lovingkindness

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Self Compassion & Our Common Humanity

Kristin studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1988). She did her graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.,

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How To Be Warm

Being polite isn’t enough to win one friend. We also need to learn the art of being warm: this begins with having the right sort of relationship to our own weaknesses and foibles. “While

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Self Compassion & Mindfulness

Kristin studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1988). She did her graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.,

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Is It Better to Be Polite or Frank?

“For most of human history, the idea of being ‘polite’ has been central to our sense of what is required to count as a good and civilized person. But more recently, politeness has come

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Self-Compassion Pause

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Self-Compassion, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Jon Kabat-Zinn: Compassion And Mindfulness

This video tells us why being mindful can help us unlock our compassionate side. This was part of a talk put on by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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How Mindfulness Cultivates Compassion

The author and researcher explores how moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and surrounding helps us to see and alleviate suffering in others. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Self Compassion vs. Self-Esteem

Kristin studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1988). She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1997),

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Tonglen

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Tonglen, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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The Power of Lovingkindness [Audio]

The Power of Lovingkindness, by Guy Armstrong  

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Writing for Self-Compassion

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Writing for Self-Compassion, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Dear Future Generations: Sorry [Video]

An Apology Letter to Future Generations. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness for your health, relationships, career, meditation

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Gil Fronsdal – Empathy

Recorded at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA on April 6, 2011. For similar talks or more information, visit audiodharma.org. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Seeing Goodness in Others

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Seeing Goodness in Others, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect

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Loving Kindness Affirmation

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Loving Kindness Affirmation, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Grand Central Station

Sharon takes us to Grand Central Station in the heart of New York, NY for the first video in her #StreetLovingkindness series. Explore a new way to interact with the world around you by expanding

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Impartial Kindness [Audio]

Impartial Kindness, by Sylvia Boorstein  

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Kindness is Great

The common perception tends to be that a quality like kindness or loving kindness or compassion is a sort of weakness, that it makes you sort of silly or very complacent, that you’re only

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Thich Nhat Hanh: Conversations on Compassion

Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh explains how mindfulness can reduce suffering, bring happiness, and enable compassion to be born in your heart. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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A Story: Practicing Mindfulness with Kindfulness

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Kindfulness, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Unconditionally Friendly Toward Life [Audio]

Unconditionally Friendly Toward Life, by Tara Brach:

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Why Empathy Is Not the Best Way to Care

Oasis had it right: stop crying your heart out. Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that empathy may be working against our best interests, and that compassion may be a better strategy. Bloom’s

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Paul Bloom: Why Empathy Is Not the Best Way to Care

Oasis had it right: stop crying your heart out. Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that empathy may be working against our best interests, and that compassion may be a better strategy. I argued

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What Can We Learn Through Betrayal?

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Self Compassion

It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation. If you

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Guided Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation [Audio]

Guided Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation, by Shaila Catherine:

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Guided Meditation – External Kindness [Audio]

Guided Meditation – External Kindness, by Achaan Sucitto:

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Guided Equanimity with Awareness Practice [Audio]

Guided Equanimity with Awareness Practice, by Kamala Masters:

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The Simplicity of Karma [Audio]

The Simplicity of Karma, by Tony Bernhard:  

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Awakening the Heart ~ by Thich Nhat Hanh [Video]

Published on Oct 11, 2013 What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily

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Guided Metta Meditation with Joseph Goldstein [Video]

Published on Mar 30, 2015 Here is a short introductory dharma talk on metta followed by a guided meditation with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. Meditation begins at 8:30. Some Q&A with Joseph

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Existential Bummer

Man is literally split in two: He has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order blindly

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Simple Kindness

Here Is Your Free Ebook: The Four Noble Truths There’s a story with which many of you are probably familiar, that begins with the Buddha walking in the woods with some of his disciples. At one point

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Mary Gordon: Roots Of Empathy’s Impact

This video discusses the research showing that Roots of Empathy reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Roots of Empathy’s Impact

Mary Gordon discusses the research showing that Roots of Empathy reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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How To Be Self-Compassionate

Published on Oct 16, 2014The world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program considers–and rebuts–some of the main objections to treating

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Loving Kindness for Our Benefactor [Audio]

Guided Loving Kindness Meditation for our Benefactor, by Anushka Fernandopulle: Meta-practice, we’ll start with what’s easiest. And even where it seems to be easiest, sometimes it’s not easiest.

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How To Feel More Self-Compassion [Audio]

A talk on self-compassion by Rick Hanson: So, as the Buddha writes here or says here, if we really, you know, the brain is continually changing its structure and function based on our experiences, for

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Cultivating The Heart of Inclusivity [Audio]

Cultivating The Heart of Inclusivity by Sylvia Boorstein: So, here’s a story. Sometime in the last decade, at the time of ___, I came home and there was a message in my home answering machine from

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Guided Compassion Meditation [Audio]

Guided Compassion Meditation by Bonnie Duran: So, we know that compassion is one of four Brahma Vihara’s. It’s a very wholesome and important mental quality. It’s actually one of the fifty two

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How To Take Care Of Yourself (While Taking Care Of Others)

How do you balance taking care of yourself and others without sacrificing your dreams or suffering burning out? Here are four strategies: 1. Focus on your circle of influence: With all the texts, emails

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Building Empathy

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Building Empathy, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Food for the Heart

Here Is Your Free Ebook: j Detachment Within Activity Given at Wat Pah Pong during the rains retreat, 1977. Take a look at the example of the Buddha. Both in his own practice and in his methods for teaching

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Knowing the Consequences of Your Behavior

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Consequences, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Cultivating a Quality or Virtue

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Cultivating a Quality, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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