This talk explores Compassion through the following aspects:
Cultivation Aspects: How to Practice and the Near Misses
Wisdom Aspects: The Three Characteristics (change, suffering, not self)
Fruition Aspects: Stories from ancient and modern meditators and activists
This talk discusses how to apply mindfulness to the mind and body. Clarifies what kind of attention is called for in working with thoughts/emotions. Distinguishes mindfulness meditation from psychotherapy, and discusses the relationship between them. Explores "which tool is right for the task."
Encountering aging, illness, and death have the power to awaken us out of the sleepy trance of our daily routines.
How this happened for the Buddha and how it can happen for us are explored in the first of two talks.