Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World: Step 1January 24, 2022 | 18 Comments
Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 14:43.
Dear Open Heart Project,
It is an honor to send you this first of four videos in a series called “Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World.”
Is it possible to do this? Is it even desirable? You have to figure out your own answers. I hope these videos will assist you in that regard.
I decided to create this series a few weeks ago and it turns out that the first video comes just days after the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh who was (and is) the most extraordinary advocate for and teacher of compassion. He taught that love, whether sweet or fierce, was always possible, even in the most dire of circumstances. I feel that in some small way, to examine how to cultivate the mind of compassion is a tribute to him.
In the Buddhist view that I have studied, the mind of compassion arises under four circumstances:
Affection for the World (discussed today)
Faith in the Right Situations (Feb 7)
Warmth for Sentient Beings (Feb 21)
Bravery (Mar 7)
I look forward to exploring it all with you.
As you know, this series is free, so please forward to anyone you think might be interested. They can sign up for the series here.
With love, Susan
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