Category: Love & Compassion Meditation

The Two Kinds of Bodhicitta: Relative and Absolute

By Sara-Mai Conway

Bodhicitta, the awakened heart, inspires us to follow the Buddhist path to the very end, to help free not just...

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The Bodhisattva Vows Explained

By Sara-Mai Conway

Introduction to the Bodhisattva Vows of Buddhism In Mahayana Buddhism, we take the bodhisattva vow when we become inspired by...

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Bodhicitta: The Ultimate Expression Of Compassion

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Relation Between Compassion and Bodhicitta Compassion and bodhicitta are related, but there is a difference between the two. Understanding...

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Tonglen Mind Training For An Open Heart

By Julia Stenzel

Tonglen is a Tibetan term that means ‘giving and taking.’ This beautiful meditation is a mind training exercise not only...

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Self-Compassion and How to Practice It

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is Self-Compassion? Compassion is an open-hearted response to suffering. It is the instinctual desire to want to end the...

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The Health Benefits of Compassion

By Sara-Mai Conway

Why Compassion Matters More Than Ever (Having Empathy) The science of compassion says the desire to relieve the suffering of...

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The Relationship Between Wisdom and Compassion

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Interrelationship between Wisdom and Compassion in Buddhism It could be said that the essence of Mahayana Buddhism is the...

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The Kryptonite of Compassion

By Rachel Parrish

What is true, unconditional, genuine compassion? Sometimes, when we witness a person or animal in a difficult situation, we feel...

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Is There a Role for Meditation in the Fight for Social Justice?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Meditation Can Make You Less Personally Biased Meditation is a deeply personal practice, and yet it has an important role...

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What is This Thing We Call Self?

By Bart Mendel

We Are Not What We Think (And The Idea of Selflessness) We know from our experience that everything is always...

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What is A Bodhisattva?

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is the Meaning of Bodhisattva? Definition, Origins & Practices The bodhisattva seated in meditation is among the most iconic...

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Opening the Heart to Love

By Vinny Ferraro

4 Heart Practices Meditation I think when I first came to practice, probably for the first couple years, I sat...

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Understanding Empathy and Compassion

By Julia Stenzel

Compassion is a multidimensional process with four key components Compassion is the heartfelt wish to help others become free of...

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The Contemplative Approach to Compassion

By Lama Jampa Thaye

How to develop compassion in a contemplative way, free from suffering The best approach to compassion is probably through love....

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Contemplating Lovingkindness

By Lama Jampa Thaye

The causes of happiness and the role of love in developing connections One of the main causes of happiness is...

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