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God Is Subversive: Talking Peace in a Time of Empire

The thought for today is PEACE. “Practice watering seeds of joy and peace and not just seeds of anger and violence, and the elements of war in all of us will be transformed,” says Thich Nhat Hanh. You water seeds of anger … Continue reading

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12 Steps to a Compassionate Life

Following the philosophy of the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, in Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen Armstrong proposes the following steps on developing compassion and living a compassionate life: 1. Learn about Compassion 2. Look at Your Own … Continue reading

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Cultivating Compassion – Meditation on Chenrezig

Part 4 of 4, continued from Be compassionate by being the hand that reaches out to the injured knee Cultivating compassion isn’t a goal.  It is a process, a life-long process. Understanding the concept of suffering helps us to better understand and … Continue reading

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Be compassionate by being the hand that reaches out to the injured knee

Part 3 of 4, continued from True compassion knows no conditions, limitations, or restrictions Three Aspects of Compassion Compassion has three aspects: positive (one person), universal (universe), and Buddha (omnipresence or all-pervasive power), as described by Stephen Batchelor in Buddhism without … Continue reading

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True compassion knows no conditions, limitations, or restrictions

Part 2 of 4, continued from Compassion and Developing Bodhichitta We all want happiness, peace and serenity.  No one wants to suffer.  No one wants any suffering of any kind. There was a time when I was going through a rough … Continue reading

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Compassion and Developing Bodhichitta

The thought for today is COMPASSION. Mother Teresa implored us to “find someone who thinks he is alone and let him know that he is not.” Compassion is at the core of anyone seeking enlightenment.  It is the very essence … Continue reading

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MASTERY

The thought for today is MASTERY. Labor organizer, Cesar Chavez taught “If you use violence you have to sell part of yourself for that violence. Then you are no longer a master of your own struggle.” Practicing nonviolence requires mastering … Continue reading

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