Generosity is a means of opening our heart, as well as helping another. It is the first of the 6 paramitas, or 6 perfections, to cultivate compassion and wisdom. They are: generosity, ethical discipline, patience, perseverance, concentration, and wisdom; and are in the order of easiest to most difficult to practice. So start with generosity. Start by giving small things like a smile, or guidance, or friendship. Gradually expand to food, clothing, shelter, and money. Expand further to giving respect, trust, love, and compassion. This sets a marvelous base to build our compassion.
Jun. 29 Sat.-30 Sun.2019 Meditation Retreat in Yugawara Kanagawa prefecture “Meditation as a Way of Life” Message from Barry Kerzin Meditation is a way of life. How do we integrate it into our daily lives? […]
Feb. 28, 2019 Human Values Meditation Practice Group (LIVE via Zoom with Dr.Barry) We will learn about compassion and meditation via the latest video lecture by Dr. Barry Kerzin as well as practice meditation together. […]
The deepest self-compassion is wisdom. It gets to the heart of the matter – all our dissatisfaction and difficulties. Wisdom is basically nonattachment. There are many levels of nonattachment, like peeling an onion. 1000 years […]