The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life. Practicing compassion is a two-way street. We benefit immensely. The other person or persons also benefit.
The Shikoku – Inner Pilgrimage: Marriage with our Subtle Mind (with Dr. Barry Kerzin in November 2022)
Nov. 19th-23rd Dr. Barry Kerzin will visit Japan in November 2022! Human Values Institute will have a “Retreat” in Shikoku at this time. “The Shikoku – Inner Pilgrimage: Marriage with our Subtle Mind.” Our last […]
2018 Nov. 25 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”
Nov. 25, 2018 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” Shantideva “A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life” is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts regarding compassion. Dr. Barry Kerzin […]
How do we get rid of our destructive negative emotions?
We are on an Easter egg treasure hunt searching for treasures. The treasures are not painted Easter eggs. Rather they are our destructive negative emotions, often lurking just under the surface. You might think, “these […]