Some people think that cultivating compassion is good for others but not necessarily good for themselves, but this is not correct. You also benefit directly since compassion immediately instills in you a sense of calm, inner strength, and a deep confidence and satisfaction. Whereas it is not certain the person receiving your feelings of compassion will benefit. Tonight and tomorrow night I am teaching at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, and then Saturday and Sunday meditation workshops in Ojai, California. Please see our new Altruism in Medicine Institute website — http://altruismmedicine.org/ for more details.
This awesome text on compassion written nearly 1300 years ago, called ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by the humble Samurai Spiritual Warrior Langri Thangpa.’ Verse 7 reads: “In short, may I directly and indirectly Offer […]
Humility is life’s central pillar. Without it our ego puffs up. Our head swells like a hot air balloon. We fly away into another reality and lose our friends. Life becomes very lonely. As ego […]
Yesterday 160 young men and women entered the medical profession by entering the University of Louisville School of Medicine. We held a White Coat ceremony as a rite of passage for these awesome young bright, […]