Compassion

Omega: Why is mindfulness so important for our times?

Sister D: When I was in my second year of medical school, I had to make the decision whether to do a four-year program or a five-year program. I was...

In the Buddhist tradition, there are three sublime practices:

The first sublime practice is the generation of a compassionate and loving heart, also known as pure intention. We begin each activity with the positive intention that our...

Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön gives some practical advice for what to do when you're about to lose it or have already completely lost it. Hint: it involves forgiveness and kindness toward yourself.

 

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Since we all spend so much time in our relationships, why not turn them into a yoga for getting free?

Living a spiritual life is a strategy for working on yourself for the benefit of all beings. That’s another way of saying that the...

The support that is most helpful when we are in an emotionally charged state comes from other people empathizing with our situation and showing they care. This validation of our experience can then give us the courage we need to face the issue...

True spirituality requires us to be fully present for life.

For us to begin to look directly at the world situation is not a question of ceremony or of religion. Meditation helps us to look deeply at the sorrow that exists now in our...

Because of so many different people’s kindness, we are able to achieve great things and even find happiness.

Unfortunately, we often forget this and don't spend enough time reflecting on other’s kindness and how we benefit from it....

Remember playing "telephone" as a kid? It's the game where one person whispers a phrase to someone else, and it gets whispered down a line of children until the last one says the phrase out loud and everyone laughs at how much it has changed. ...

Lois: What do you think is the most important work for organizations like Omega to focus on now?

Ram Dass: Compassion! Compassion and making one’s work karma yoga; doing one’s work as a vehicle for...

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