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Dalai Lama Compassion Inner Beauty

July 5, 2015, Garden Grove, California His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to a group of about 1000 people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Garden Grove, California. He spoke of Compassion, Inner beauty and he said as people we are all the same.
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Can Compassion Change the World?

Can Compassion Change the World? | Compassion | Scoop.it

By Jill Suttie

Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.


The Dalai Lama has a long history of meeting and collaborating with social scientists—psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, and others looking to understand the science of human emotions and behavior. Through these collaborations, he has learned about the research in this area and has encouraged scientists to pursue fields of inquiry more directly aimed at serving the public good.
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A Guide to Cultivating Compassion

A Guide to Cultivating Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

by Joanna van der Hoeven

Benefits
Why develop compassion in your life? Well, there are scientific studies that suggest there are physical benefits to practicing compassion — people who practice it produce 100 percent more DHEA, which is a hormone that counteracts the aging process, and 23 percent less cortisol — the “stress hormone.”

But there are other benefits as well, and these are emotional and spiritual. The main benefit is that it helps you to be more happy, and brings others around you to be more happy. If we agree that it is a common aim of each of us to strive to be happy, then compassion is one of the main tools for achieving that happiness. It is therefore of utmost importance that we cultivate compassion in our lives and practice compassion every day....

7 Compassion Practices

  1. Morning ritual....
  2. Empathy Practice....
  3. Commonalities practice....
  4. Relief of suffering practice....
  5. Act of kindness practice.....
  6. Those who mistreat us practice. ....
  7. Evening routine. ....
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John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate?

John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate? | Compassion | Scoop.it
Compassion training extends beyond merely invoking empathy and concern for others but seeks to infuse the strength to be present with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and the flexibility to prevent compassion fatigue.


These qualities, in turn, support a broad array of goals such as improving personal and professional relationships and making a positive difference in the world.

Compassion is not limited to the personal level of our individual relationships but can also permeate the interaction of societies and cultures with one another.

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Changing the world and ourselves through compassion

Changing the world and ourselves through compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

There is a growing movement showing that developing kindness towards others can make us happier and healthier, writes Jill Stark

Be kind and you will be well. It has been the cornerstone of Eastern philosophy for centuries. But what if recognising our shared humanity was more than just a sentimental ideal? What if consciously practicing kindness could change the wiring of your brain and make you live longer?


"Practicing compassion with intention has a positive physiological effect on the body. It can lower blood pressure, boost your immune response and increase your calmness.  "
Dr James Doty


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The Big Problem With Compassion by Shane Idleman

Get the ebook mentioned in this sermon: Contentiously Contending: A Word to Today's Apologetics Emphasis 

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Glenn Beck talks compassion at CCARE event

Glenn Beck talks compassion at CCARE event | Compassion | Scoop.it

Television and radio personality Glenn Beck spoke with James Doty, clinical professor of neurosurgery, on Thursday night at Tresidder Memorial Union about the role of compassion in his life and its place in society. The dialogue was sponsored by Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), which Doty directs.

Beck spent time discussing the role that compassion has played in his personal edification and the apparent shortage of compassion in society today. The often contentious media personality spoke about his own personal struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and the vital role that his faith has played in guiding him.

by Sam Premutico


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How to build a caring economy

How to build a caring economy | Compassion | Scoop.it
It is important, however, to distinguish between basic empathic and caring responses, and a more universal capacity for compassion.


It is possible that universal compassion is solely a human function. Empathy alone does not necessarily prompt prosocial behaviour. If you empathize with the suffering of another, for example, you may not necessarily help this person.


Empathy can also result in empathic distress that may even lead to withdrawal or aggressive behaviour.


by Tania Singer

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Invited Lecture: Kelly McGonigal, PhD - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

Invited Lecture: Kelly McGonigal, PhD - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education | Compassion | Scoop.it
In this lecture, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, will present: “How Compassion and Altruism Create Resilience”. This talk will explore new scientific insights into how cultivating compassion and practicing altruism can increase our well-being during times of stress. This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website  several weeks after the event.
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Practicing Compassion, a review

Practicing Compassion, a review | Compassion | Scoop.it

Frank Rogers Jr’s book, Practicing Compassion, is a welcome addition to the field of books bringing the positive insights and wisdom of religious traditions to a wider audience. The book sets out with the premise that while compassion is much talked about in religious settings and ever more in popular psychology, not many people know how to cultivate or practice it (although the caveat is given that there are numerous Buddhist teachings on cultivating compassion).*


Rogers is a teacher of applied compassion at Triptykos and professor of spiritual formation and narrative pedagogy and program director of the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont School of Theology, CA. His life of applying and teaching compassionate action shines through in every page of the book.


 by Justin Whitaker 

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Reflections on the Entanglement of Principled Compassion, Morality, and Mind

Reflections on the Entanglement of Principled Compassion, Morality, and Mind | Compassion | Scoop.it

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.  — Dr. Albert Schweitzer


As I contemplated this question, I found further questions flowed forth: What role does compassion play at the intersection of mind and morality? Are mind and morality connected through principled compassion? What is compassion? And why would one modify the word “compassion” with the word “principled”? ...


The Benedictine monk Thomas Merton said, “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” Merton’s profoundly moral and enactive perspective points to a vision of all of life as interdependent, entangled, and embedded. This vision orients one toward action that is fundamentally unselfish and selfless.


This is “principled compassion”; compassion with a clear moral foundation based on courage, love, and positive regard for and respect of all beings and things.  


by Joan Halifax


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Pope: True charity takes compassion that does not demand conversion

Pope: True charity takes compassion that does not demand conversion | Compassion | Scoop.it
Criticizing approaches that devalue human lives, especially the lives of those who suffer from serious illness, Pope Francis highlighted the importance of offering increased care and concern instead, urging people to demonstrate a compassion that does not judge and that "does not demand conversion."
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Lessons of Compassion From the Dalai Lama

Lessons of Compassion From the Dalai Lama | Compassion | Scoop.it
The Dalai Lama says that compassion "belongs to that category of emotions which have a more developed cognitive component." Compassion is a blend of empathy and reason. When we practice compassion, we will have more strength, peace, and joy and this will transfer to everyone with whom we associate.


The more compassion we have for others, the more kindness and affection we will obtain. Compassion spreads from one person to another. When you are compassionate to others, they are more willing to be compassionate. For example, one of my good friends unexpectedly bought me dinner the other night. When I came home to my family that evening, I was that much sweeter to them.


Margaret Moodian 

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Dialogue key to peace, Dalai Lama says at Global Compassion Summit

Dialogue key to peace, Dalai Lama says at Global Compassion Summit | Compassion | Scoop.it
Los Angeles, July 7: Marine Biologists at the University of California, San Diego, have named a new found species in deep ocean water after the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to mark his 80th birthday celebrated world over on Monday.

Speaking at the second day of the Global Compassion Summit here, the Tibetan spiritual leader said that it is important to create more awareness on environment particularly on Cultivation of land. "When I flew over California I saw lots of area (still) empty (uninhabited) and these (unused lands) can be cultivated.


I (also) aired concern on importance of Desalination some years ago, and some time back I came to know there is a technology that does this. So why don't we make more use of this technology?" asked his Holiness.


By Tsering Choedup

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A Renaissance of Compassion | Matt Taylor | TEDxBYU

We need you to make your compassion go further. In this short, personal narrative, Matt Taylor, who has committed himself to building a better social sector, shares the inspiring state of compassion.


Hint: it's everywhere, it's better than ever, and it's ripe for you to rethink your role in problem solving in your community.

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Workshop: Compassion focused therapy for shyness & social anxiety

Workshop: Compassion focused therapy for shyness & social anxiety | Compassion | Scoop.it
The Shyness Institute and the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center are pleased to announce the upcoming workshop:
Compassion Focused Therapy for Shyness and Social Anxiety


Disorder: Compassionate Social Fitness
This introductory course will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) integrated into Dr. Henderson’s protocol, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for shyness and social anxiety disorder called Social Fitness Training.


CFT teaches clients ways to cultivate self-compassion and to mindfully develop healthier relationships with difficult emotions. We will explore the roots of compassion in an evolutionary theory of attachment and emotion regulation.


Through experiential exercises, role-plays, and didactic instruction, participants will learn how developing the compassionate mind can help individuals to experience positive, affiliative emotions, face painful feelings, and establish a secure base.


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Dr. James Doty's Guest Appearance on TheBlaze

Founder and Director of Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Dr. James Doty, was invited to speak with Glenn Beck in...
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Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment - YouTube

Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment, A Conversation with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje The Karmapa has been described as ...
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Measuring Compassion in the Body

Measuring Compassion in the Body | Compassion | Scoop.it
Two scientific teams, one led by Zoe Taylor at Purdue and the other by Jenny Stellar at UC Berkeley, have found that the answer may lie in the Vagus nerve.


That’s the cranial nerve in the body with the widest reach, influencing speech, head positioning, digestion, and—importantly for these two studies—the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system’s influence on the heart.


Students typically memorize the parasympathetic branch (PNS) as the “rest and digest” branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls bodily functions that we’re not aware of when we’re relaxed and feeling content.


The PNS is also called the “feed and breed” branch—and recently, social psychologist Barbara Fredrickson added the label “tend and befriend” to the PNS, suggesting that it also supports functions that enable social engagement and nurturing behaviors.


By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas 

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Iain Duncan Smith: Taking people off benefits is 'compassionate'

Iain Duncan Smith: Taking people off benefits is 'compassionate' | Compassion | Scoop.it

By Steven Swinford

Helping people escape a lifetime on benefits and so they can get back into work is "compassionate" Conservatism at its best, the Work and Pensions secretary will say today.Iain Duncan Smith is expected to tell a conference in Canada that for too long it has been assumed that compassion is "soft" and the "preserve of the left".


He will say that the Conservative Party has a "historic mission" to help the working poor and to give them "the right to hope and the chance to aspire".


He will say: "There is nothing compassionate about increasing dependency by spending more of taxpayers’ money to sustain someone in a lifetime on benefits.

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On Compassion

On Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

The word “compassion” means to “suffer with” someone, with the sense of coming to the person’s aid. It is an emotion in us caused by some evil or dire condition seen in someone else.


The Good Samaritan is a memorable example. (Luke, 10:25-37) The word “pity” means a feeling of sadness or fear at the unavoidable lot of another, either deserved or undeserved...

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But notions of compassion, sympathy, sincerity, mercy, and pity need to be watched very closely.


They arise more from emotion than from thought. Each of these related concepts refers to a feeling inside of us. It is caused by our being confronted with the dire (or happy) situation of another. But we do not fully penetrate to the soul of the other for whom we have compassion. No one wants a cold heart. In Matthew (9:36), Christ has “compassion” on the multitudes who are like lost sheep. Luke speaks of “the tender compassion of our God.” (1:78)


“Compassion” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
James V. Schall, S.J.


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Pope Francis at Angelus: spread goodness, compassion

Pope Francis at Angelus: spread goodness, compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it
Pope Francis concluded, saying that, if we would be imitators of Christ as St. Paul exhorts us to be in his 1st Letter to the Corinthians (cf. 1 Cor 11:1) before the poor or the sick, we should not be afraid to look the afflicted person in the eye, and be close to the suffering person with tenderness and compassion.


“If evil is contagious,” he said, “so is good: therefore, we must allow good to abound in us, more and more; let us be infected by goodness, and let us spread the good contagion.”

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Let's Talk About Real Compassion for Addicts, Please

Let's Talk About Real Compassion for Addicts, Please | Compassion | Scoop.it
For too long in our country, the rhetoric in the War on Drugs has focused on representing drug users as the “other,” as the bad guys in this culture war.


Those who preach compassion and rehabilitation and harm reduction instead of criminalization are often dismissed as “bleeding heart liberals” willing to give anyone a free pass for bad behavior.


When those who advocate a compassionate approach to drug addiction point out users’ self-reported histories which often include abuse and trauma, those histories are met with skepticism at best and generally dismissed as unimportant.


Now, research is showing that those histories and the social stigma created by treating drug addicts as users are a substantial component of what keeps people addicted.

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Blog: Compassionate and Organizations

Blog: Compassionate and Organizations | Compassion | Scoop.it

Why Compassion?

So — why compassion, and not concern? Or sympathy? Or empathy? Aren’t they all basically the same thing?  
— Wes Grooms

Difficult People and How to Deal with Them

Everyone has experienced a difficult person — the one who you avoid because the price you pay for engaging that person is more than you are willing to expend.
– Tony Belak



What is a Compassionate Organization?
Compassionate organizations are those that take responsibility to prevent and alleviate the suffering of all of its stakeholders. They have a strong and abiding emotional connection and investment in them.
— Ari Cowan
Compassion Drives Success
Central to success in an organization is successful communication. Compassionate communication relies heavily on understanding communication dynamics, listening skills,  and intention.
— Tony Belak
Compassion in Five Easy Pieces
One way to look at how compassion manifests organizationally is to punctuate compassionate action into five groups with common characteristics. These five "easy pieces" generally fall into faith-based, institutional, professional secular, individual, and aspirational threads
— Ari Cowan
 



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Nobel Peace Prize Winner From India Calls for 'Movement of Compassion'

Nobel Peace Prize Winner From India Calls for 'Movement of Compassion' | Compassion | Scoop.it
Practicing Compassion
Satyarthi told Epoch Times that compassion is needed “to ensure sustainability and peace” in the world, and that comes from a connection with ones self.

“A connection of everyone with her or his inside is what makes you a global citizen and helps you find solutions to persisting problems,” he said over the phone.

Especially in countries where corruption and mismanagement are common, “compassion could be a very strong element to be honest,” he said.

He practices compassion by connecting transparently, and honestly with others, he said, and maintaining his “child inside.” He also says that compassion for him is about action, and translates into his work for justice, equality, and peace.

“Let’s globalize compassion,” he said at the Constitution Club press conference. “Take it out—use it to protect children, to protect the environment.”
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