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The Practices of Compassion and Cruelty

The Practices of Compassion and Cruelty | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
“I don’t understand these people trying to help animals when there’s so much human suffering in the world. Shouldn’t they be helping humans instead?” I was asked this question at dinner the other d...
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Compassion IS a practice, towards all beings. Compassion towards animals, reinforces compassion towards human beings, they are definitely not exclusive. 

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We need to put ourselves into perspective, by Ajahn Sumedho

Existence is something that can strengthen us, rather than weaken us. We need to put ourselves into perspective; we need to see ourselves in terms of the mass as well as in terms of the individual....
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I loved this article. It is about embracing life and all of its conditions, I particularly liked the following extract: "There is no suppression or rejection of anything felt, there is no identifying, commenting, or making judgements on a personal level. One accepts — does not necessarily approve — but accepts the way one is feeling. And in that perspective, the spiritual path is developed."

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Make your happy hour right now - CNN

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Make your happy hour right now
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(CNN) -- In this fast-paced, dog-eat-dog, "I got mine" country, happiness may seem like a luxury item: something extra, not integral, to the way we measure success. But how backward is this?
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There is definitely more to happiness than songs, hashtags and days around the concept. However, when we start building an environment around the positive instead of the negative we create the conditions for happiness! And when I talking about happiness I'm talking about being present in our lives, about having a sense of appreciation for what we have and who we are with, about being thankful and understanding, you know what I mean!

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Happiness: An Instruction Manual

Happiness: An Instruction Manual | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Happiness is a choice. Just like misery. (Happiness: An Instruction Manual http://t.co/U5O3HIR7VG via @sharethis)
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The title is kind of funny, but it does have great "tips"!

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This is What It Looks Like to Give Up Everything

This is What It Looks Like to Give Up Everything | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
You might be wondering why on earth I'm showing you a picture of my couch. Here's why: It's because this is what it looks like to give up everything.
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To give up everythin to gain so much more! respect!

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18 Things Little Kids Know About Happiness

18 Things Little Kids Know About Happiness | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Little kids. They're sticky. They drip a lot. And they mess up our stuff. But we wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. We can't. We're actually not allowed. Most countries have very strict laws against it.
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Loved it!

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Eating Animals: Compassion, Health and Planet - Huffington Post

Eating Animals: Compassion, Health and Planet
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There are myriad good reasons to make the decision for compassion, despite the pushback. The most obvious reason is empathy.
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Toon Mojoham's comment, October 3, 2013 12:59 AM
thank you so much for this. I have been reading Peter Singer's 'Animal Liberation.' I cant wait to see the consequence this would have on my future self.
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I our world we have tried so hard to stop 'racism' and 'sexism'.  Its a tragedy that we arrogantly ignore 'SPECIESISM.'  An article that could change your life. 

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Self-Compassion: A Key Factor In Weight Loss

Self-Compassion: A Key Factor In Weight Loss | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
How showing ourselves a little - or a lot - of sympathy can help lead to better and longer-lasting weight loss.
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I would say self-compassion is a key factor in life!

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Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation | Project Vipassati

Interesting overview of the cognitive research being done on attention, mindfulness, and meditation. Remember: The benefit is in the practice of meditation.
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Interesting to understand what happens, but nothing like doing it!!

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Compassion is a trainable skill - Salon

Compassion is a trainable skill - Salon | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
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Compassion is a trainable skill
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Half received “compassion training,” in which they “practiced cultivating feelings of compassion for different targets (a loved one, the self, a stranger, and a difficult person)”.
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Dalai Lama Says He Would Support A Woman Successor

Dalai Lama Says He Would Support A Woman Successor | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
While some religious leaders might shy away from establishing a tradition of helping women ascend to high-ranking positions, the Dalai Lama voices a more progressive view: His Holiness says he would be pleased if a woman were to succeed him.
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In any other time, the question itself would have been out of place. Today, I don't know if the Dalai Lama would have a Woman Successor, but the fact is that it poses a valid question!

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Compassion quiets the mind, improves the body, embraces the world - Washington Times

Compassion quiets the mind, improves the body, embraces the world - Washington Times | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Washington Times Compassion quiets the mind, improves the body, embraces the world Washington Times I was sitting in a breakout session a couple weeks ago with about 50 or 60 others at the “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference hosted by...
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Dalai Lama: The Asian Pope

Dalai Lama: The Asian Pope | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Oh, let us bow down before the prince of peace and wisdom. He whose country was violently wrested from him by the evil Chinese (those people who make our iPhones) and has been forced to live in exi...
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Worth reading... interesting (and controversial) views, no doubt!

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Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the blis
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Buddhist Economy...finding the middle way!
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I read this and found it to enlighten my sour sense of the future.
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7 Ways to Have Tough Compassion

7 Ways to Have Tough Compassion | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Compassion goes wrong when it coddles. Tough compassion calls for extraordinary commitment that stretches people. Coddling prevents people from achieving their best. Image source Coddling compassio...
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SC prison program uses dogs to teach compassion - The Augusta Chronicle

SC prison program uses dogs to teach compassion The Augusta Chronicle COLUMBIA — A new program is taking off in South Carolina's prisons to help inmates develop compassion for others – a trait that organizers hope will keep them from returning to...
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Animals teaching us to recognize our humanity
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Different views on the "Secrets of Happiness"

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“Secrets of Happiness Huffington Post It was reunion weekend at Stanford University. The opening talk was a roundtable discussion held in the basketball arena. Katie Couric was the host, and five professors joined her to discuss, "Are You Happy Now?”

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Elitism in Buddhism, again

Elitism in Buddhism, again | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
I distrust the extremes. Scratch a conservative and you find someone who prefers the past over any future. Scratch a liberal and find a closet aristocrat... --Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune Aft...
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What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion
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Most good people want to act compassionately at work.
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Be happy: Your genes may thank you for it / UCLA Newsroom

Be happy: Your genes may thank you for it / UCLA Newsroom
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An interesting assessment of eudaimonic and hedonic well-beinh on genes!

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Compassion Not Punishment

Compassion Not Punishment | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Compassion Not Punishment: Long prison sentences endanger the public by inhaling funds that could otherwise be used for addressing the root causes of crime.
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Japan's Buddhist Temples keeping up with the times using DJs, apps, video ... - ROCKETNEWS24

Japan's Buddhist Temples keeping up with the times using DJs, apps, video ... - ROCKETNEWS24 | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Japan's Buddhist Temples keeping up with the times using DJs, apps, video ...
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Another website called Tera Koya Buddha works as a calendar of events for Buddhist related activities running the gamut from yoga classes to jazz festivals.
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Happiness is the best medicine - Salon

Happiness is the best medicine - Salon | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
Salon Happiness is the best medicine Salon Pacific Standard We've all experienced downward spirals, in which dark emotions lead to destructive behavior that damages our health, strains our relationships, and leaves us feeling even worse than when...
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Leadership: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Leadership: What's Love Got to Do With It? | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
To mobilize and inspire others requires that a leader understand where a person finds his/her connection to this life force. (RT @breastlessMo: Leadership: What's Love Got to Do With It?
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Is Your Happiness Conditional?

Is Your Happiness Conditional? | Buddhism in modern society | Scoop.it
If you want to be happy you need to be intentional about it. How are you creating happiness in your life? (Is Your Happiness Conditional?
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