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Mindfulness and compassion are good for business bottom line

Mindfulness and compassion are good for business bottom line | Compassion | Scoop.it

Neurosurgeon Dr James Doty from Stanford University talks to Weekend Breakfast about the benefits of compassion, mindfulness and altruism.

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Progressive Buddhism: The Two Types of Compassion

Progressive Buddhism: The Two Types of Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

But first, before I dig my shovel into the moist soil of this delightful, depressing and bedeviling topic "the two types of compassion," let me define terms.


Here are two somewhat different descriptions of ‘Compassion rightly felt and deployed’ contrasted with its neurotic, idiotic cuz: 


 by Thomas Armstrong

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What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

Here's what recent findings in neuroscience and neurobiology can teach us about compassion.


Mounting evidence of the impact of contemplative practices like meditation (which we now know can, quite literally, rewire the brain) are finally bringing modern science up to speed with ancient wisdom.


Mindfulness and compassion -- the practices of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment, and extending a loving awareness to others -- are part of every religion and wisdom tradition, and we're at last beginning to understand the profound impact that they have on the brain, says psychiatrist and mindfulness expert Dr. Dan Siegel.


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Compassion is a central component of
what it means to be human, but we don't
necessarily know how it works in the brain
or why we're wired to be compassionate
towards others..

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By Carolyn Gregoire





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Amma highlights value of compassion at Stanford University session

Amma highlights value of compassion at Stanford University session | Compassion | Scoop.it
Amma highlights value of compassion at Stanford University session


“For me, compassion is the most important factor in our lives,” said Amma (as Mata Amritanandamayi is known globally) in the 90-minute dialogue that took place in Stanford’s packed 1,700-seat Memorial Hall as part of CCARE’s ongoing “Conversations on Compassions” series.
“It is the first step. If we take this first step courageously, without fear, then all of our decisions and subsequent actions and their results will have a special beauty, spontaneity and power.”
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Neuroscientist: 'Compassion is best learned as a skill'

Neuroscientist: 'Compassion is best learned as a skill' | Compassion | Scoop.it
The neuroscientist whose research inspired the La Crosse Compassion Project visited the city on Monday to headline the "La Crosse Compassion Project Live!" event.


Before talking about his research to more than 500 people at Viterbo University’s Fine Arts Center, Dr. Richard Davidson visited the Pump House Regional Arts Center to take a look at the 6,000 6-by-6-inch art panels that depict what compassion means to students in the School District of La Crosse.


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“It turns out when we express compassion, we actually recruit circuits in the brain that we know to be involved in the positive emotions and happiness,”

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Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood by Mary Renck Jalongo

Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood by  Mary Renck Jalongo | Compassion | Scoop.it

In response to highly publicized incidents of school violence, educators across the United States and in many other nations are seeking effective ways to prevent and modify aggressive and anti-social behaviors in students.


One of the major recommendations of the research is that efforts to prevent cruelty need to begin early, during the early childhood years of birth through age eight. 


The focus of Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood is guiding young children to accept responsibility for and to be kind in their interactions with fellow human beings, animals and the environment.


Although humane education is a relatively new concept in the field of early childhood education, professionals in the field are very familiar with many of the related concepts, including: promoting positive interpersonal interactions,


teaching children the skills of self-regulation, giving children experience in caring for living things and protecting the environment.


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The Dalai Lama On Materialism, Getting Older - NBC News

The Dalai Lama On Materialism, Getting Older - NBC News | Compassion | Scoop.it

Maria Shriver talks one-on-one with His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a special interview covering compassion, anger, and his “top secret.”

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Charter For Compassion Makes Surprising Progress

Charter For Compassion Makes Surprising Progress | Compassion | Scoop.it
When the Charter for Compassion was launched in November 2009, I didn't know that by 2012 more than 85,000 people would have affirmed it online or that we would have 150 active partners around the world. I did know that if we were to make the Charter something more than a call to action, we'd have to come up with practical, sustainable, creative and realistic ways to bring compassion back to the center of our world consciousness.

 

We've made great strides in a surprising number of areas.
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Compassion in Action with Karen Armstrong

Compassion in Action with Karen Armstrong | Compassion | Scoop.it

The Seattle-based group Compassionate Action Network International is hosting events around Western Washington this week for people of all ages and faiths. The events feature a number of authors, leaders and experts aimed at helping spread compassion around the world, one person at a time.

 

Award-winning author Karen Armstrong, who created the Charter for Compassion with input from people around the globe using one shared website, joined Margaret to talk about what it truly means to be compassionate and why it's so important to spread compassion around the globe now more than ever.

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Meg Lyons & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion with Charter for Compassion Pakistan

Meg Lyons & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion with Charter for Compassion Pakistan | Compassion | Scoop.it

Meg Lyons is Executive Officer of the Charter for Compassion in Pakistan. Meg talked to us via her laptop while being driven through the streets of Karachi, Pakistan at night. It really brought home the power of communications technology to bring people together.
Meg talked about her value of courage and authenticity, as well as, about her work of promoting the Charter for Compassion in Pakistan.

 

The Charter of Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of our lives. Our programs, tools, and activities allow our stakeholders and partners the opportunity to explore the value of collaboration, empathy, and compassion within their own respective entities, and institutionalize these positive changes across all sections of society.

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A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life - 7 Compassion Practices

A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life - 7 Compassion Practices | Compassion | Scoop.it

if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~Dalai Lama

 

I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.

 

The key to developing compassion in your life is to make it a daily practice.

 

 by Leo Babauta

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Preview: Karen Armstrong on Losing Faith and Finding God - Video - OWNTV

Preview: Karen Armstrong on Losing Faith and Finding God - Video - OWNTV | Compassion | Scoop.it
Former Roman Catholic nun and best-selling religious historian Karen Armstrong, who created TED's Charter for Compassion, shares how she found her faith after losing her way.
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9 Ways to Avoid Compassion Fatigue Without Failing to Care

9 Ways to Avoid Compassion Fatigue Without Failing to Care | Compassion | Scoop.it

9 Steps to Avoid Compassion Fatigue Without Failing to Care

The Best Way to Care for Others is to Care for Yourself!

In the field we know that lives are depending on us so it is vital that we take care of ourselves so that we can care for them,

  • Eat, Sleep and Relax as you normally would,
  • Make sure to Exercise Physically to help relieve stress,
  • Avoid the use of Chemicals to either enhance performance or induce rest.
 by Jonathan Wilson 
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9 Inspirational Quotes On Compassion

We are more than individuals. We are intricately tied to one another, and when we treat each person we meet with kindness, it is our own hearts we are helping to grow.


Here are nine inspired thoughts from different teachers on the power of compassion to heal and strengthen the bonds we share.


1. Compassion is always, always a choice we can make.
The heart is like a garden; it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?  – Jack Kornfield


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Compassion: Part II

Compassion: Part II | Compassion | Scoop.it

by Sam Huntington (Continued from last week)
Even though compassion is related to empathy, it is not benevolent.  Empathy suggests the ability to assume the perspective of and feel the emotions of others; compassion comes from a desire to do something to relieve suffering. 


It is an overt act … and if you happen to be religious, it should be an explicit act.  These are the things that religious people believe will help them to find a pathway to Heaven. 


Sadly, our welfare system in the US is
not compassionate,
nor does it elicit empathy for the plight
of the impoverished.


  In fact, the government has relieved us of any overt act of Christian charity.  They take from us a certain percentage of our income, and give it away to others … and there is scant impetus to change the status quo.

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Experience Compassion Conference: Colorado Springs 2014

Experience Compassion Conference: Colorado Springs 2014 | Compassion | Scoop.it
Experience Compassion Conference: June 27-28th, 2014 - Colorado Springs. Learn about Compassion International & how to advocate for children in poverty.


“Learning more about Compassion…its vision, successes, and the magnitude of its work. It gave me so much confidence to speak up for this ministry.”


“My granddaughter and I are new to Compassion and this event helped us get a much better understanding of what Compassion’s mission is and how it is fulfilled. It helped my granddaughter learn what a sponsored child’s life is like and why sponsorship is so important…especially the letter writing.”


“I love to gather with other like-minded people who have the same goals and passions for helping children in poverty. We need to have our spirits and passion rejuvenated from time to time, because there seems to be some negativity out there in the world. Being able to gather with so many positive and joyful souls to share stories and techniques was great!”



Courtesy of Compassion International: http://blog.compassion.com/experience-compassion-conference-colorado-springs-co/#ixzz34Mdqv0eO

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Compassion International's "Change the Story: The Compassion Experience" is Coming to Spokane

Compassion International's "Change the Story: The Compassion Experience" is Coming to Spokane | Compassion | Scoop.it

Spokane, Wash. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 -- Interactive Tour Immerses Visitors into Daily Life in Another Country.


Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship which releases children from poverty globally, will be bringing its “Change the Story: The Compassion Experience” tour to the Spokane area June 13-16. The event will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as well as provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity to travel abroad to a developing country.


The Compassion Experience

The three-day event will be set up in the parking lot of Valley Assembly Church at 15618 E. Broadway Ave. in Spokane,....


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Study: Plucky females most compassionate

Study: Plucky females most compassionate | Compassion | Scoop.it

You are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers and enjoy helping them if you are female, have suffered a recent loss or are plucky, according to a study by researchers at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine.


"We want to foster compassion because
helping others improves your quality of life,
physically and emotionally, too, and can help
you be less isolated and lonely,"


said Lisa Eyler, Ph.D., co-author of the study and professor of psychiatry at the university. "But first we want to identify who is more likely and less likely to be compassionate."

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Can being  more compassionate make you less lonely?

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The Science Behind Compassion: Center for Social Innovation (CSI), Dr. James Doty, Director, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism

The Science Behind Compassion: Center for Social Innovation (CSI), Dr. James Doty, Director, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism | Compassion | Scoop.it

Download  1 hour 13 minutes,

At the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute, Dr. James Doty criticizes Silicon Valley’s reluctance to attribute success to support and goodwill in favor of personal genius.


He argues for the necessity of altruism and funding for both societal and individual benefit.


Drawing on his expertise as a neurosurgeon, Doty highlights the mental and physical health benefits that result from compassion. Referencing a “compassion deficit” among the wealthy, he addresses their general fear of “wasting” funds, despite access to vast resources. Finally, using his personal story as an example of the importance of social entrepreneurship and funding support,


Doty urges listeners to consider whether the

amount of emphasis our society places

on compassion is enough.

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An important reflection...Silicon Valley innovation culture can also be traced back to the willingness of people to give of themselves and of their time to others with whom they don't have an immediate connection. 

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New Charter for Compassion Website

New Charter for Compassion Website | Compassion | Scoop.it

The Charter for Compassion is an open and collaborative effort. In Fall 2008, people of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, submitted their own words for inclusion in the Charter.

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Charter for Compassion

Charter for Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it
It's a common admonishment heard from the lips of parents and teachers around the world: "How would you feel if he/she did that to you?" It's the golden rule in the negative. Erin Henry, a Charter for Compassion activist in Canada, decided to change the reprimand into a celebration and re-crafted the Charter into language for children.
Compassion means to feel what others are feeling - especially when they are feeling pain or sadness. Compassion is inside of all of us. It doesn't matter if you are a girl or a boy, how old you are, what country you live in, where or if you worship, or the color of your skin. We can all show compassion for others.
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Muna Awad & Edwin Rutsch: Building Empathy with Charter for Compassion - Jordan

Muna Awad & Edwin Rutsch: Building Empathy with Charter for Compassion - Jordan | Compassion | Scoop.it

Muna Awad is Programs Director at the Charter for Compassion-Jordan. She has 15 years of experience working in education as teacher, trainer and private tutor. She worked as head of department for training youth. Muna developed creative positive parenting tools: “Mother’s ToolBox” to help parents creatively overcome the challenges they face raising their children and be able to inspire them to become better people. She feels education is the best way to build a culture of empathy and compassion.

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North America Muslims for Compassion

North America Muslims for Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), one of the largest Muslim organizations in North America, has been chosen to implement the Charter for Compassion.

 

 The announcement was made by the Charter for Compassion network during ISNA annual convention in Washington last week.

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Compassionate University Initiative

Compassionate University Initiative | Compassion | Scoop.it

“The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and promote their well-being.” ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


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Compassion is a universal value revealing
our common humanity and

interdependence.

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A sustainable future requires augmented compassion for ourselves, fellow humans, and the natural environment.  The core of this initiative is to foster a holistic learning model which educates both the mind and heart of UCSC community in hopes of providing support for the full human experience which extends beyond academia.


 The university has a powerful responsibility and opportunity to impact the lives of young adults who hold our future in their hands. CUI is the thread that strives to weave together a well rounded university education through empathetic community building design.

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One on One - Karen Armstrong

The religious scholar and former nun has called upon faith leaders to collaborate to promote peaceful coexistence.
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