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Routines Matter for Compassion at Work | CompassionLab

Routines Matter for Compassion at Work | CompassionLab | Compassion | Scoop.it

As organizational researchers, we have a unique interest in understanding how compassion can be unleashed or stifled in human communities. An organizational lens attunes us to the important role played by routines and practices  in  “grooving” the ways we interact with one another. By routines we mean the recurring, repeated patterns of action that typify a particular organization or unit (Feldman & Pentland, 2003). Many organizational researchers think routines are key to an organization’s capability to reliably produce products and services  (e.g., Nelson & Winter, 1982) and  we see routines as part of the key to understanding an organization’s one time (Dutton et al, 2006) or ongoing capability for compassion (Lilius et al., 2011; Grant et al., 2008).

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Compassion Evangelism

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Why Compassion Evangelism?  

 

 The working out of heartfelt compassion is foundational in bringing true transformation in communities and cities around the nation and world.  Somebody Cares engages volunteers to reach out to the hurting in society–being the hands and feet of Jesus by offering real help. It is proven that when individuals, churches, businesses and community leaders reach out to help their neighbors, they come alive in the process. Each person helped also becomes a tangible manifestation of God’s love and hope, proclaimed to the entire community. This is Compassion Evangelism.


It is motivated by caring – being a tangible expression of God’s love through acts of compassion, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through word and deed. Our faith motivates our action.  It also motivates us to share the goodness of God with others. While much of the sharing is done as we live our lives and work in our communities, there are times when specific events are initiated to have a broader impact.

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Nearly 16,000 see Dalai Lama in person in Louisville

Nearly 16,000 see Dalai Lama in person in Louisville | Compassion | Scoop.it

- Nearly 16,000 people saw the Dalai Lama Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center as he spoke about compassion.

"Welcome to engaging compassion," WAVE 3's Dawne Gee said on stage as she helped kick off the event.

"Please join me in welcoming His Holiness, the Dalai Lama," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer as he introduced him.

 

The Dalai Lama spoke and took questions from the audience, with his main message focusing on compassion toward each other and the environment.

"Compassion means being considerate of others well being, rather than one's selfish interest," he said.

 

By Matt McCutcheon 

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The Derby City Embraces 'Compassion' With Dalai Lama's Teaching

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America's largest "Compassionate City" received instructions on Sunday from the Tibetan holy man who may be the world's living symbol of hope and forgiveness. The Dalai Lama spoke to more than 14,000 people in Louisville's KFC Yum! Center, a recently built arena on the Ohio River that, on other occasions, hosts rock concerts and University of Louisville Cards basketball games.

 

"Concern with others' well being: that is compassion," the 77-year-old Buddhist spiritual leader declared. "Compassion must come from there," he added, pointing toward his heart.

by Keith Runyon

 

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Dalai Lama in Louisville: 'We Must Make Every Effort To Create A Compassionate Century'

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The Dalai Lama says people should practice tolerance and forgiveness to have a more compassionate life, which was the theme of his speech Sunday to an estimated crowd of 14,000 at the KFC Yum Center.

 

The Dalai Lama is on a three-day visit to Louisville, where he’s already blessed the Drepung Gomang Institute, which is helping to host the events.On Sunday, the Dalai Lama told the crowd that this is the century of compassion.

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Telluride – Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life | The Way of Compassion Foundation

Telluride – Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life | The Way of Compassion Foundation | Compassion | Scoop.it

 May 10-12, 2013 – Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life. In this 4 session seminar we will explore the benefits and cultivate the tools of of practicing compassion.  Compassion is not the feeling of sadness for others, it is in desire to remove suffering.  The practice of compassion is an active one – actively removing suffering in oneself and the world.

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TED Prize : For a wish that can inspire the world » Charter for Compassion

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My grandfather was compulsively compassionate. As a child, I remember this quiet and gentle soul, offering love, understanding and a helping hand, to whomever he came across. Thieves and con men were no exception. When his family objected, he smiled and offered compassion anyway. Compassion was a trait at the center of his being.

 

When I started the Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust in his memory in 2008, the aim was to create a model village in his ancestral hometown of Khairo Dero, a village in southern Pakistan. A model that could be replicated elsewhere in turning poverty-stricken and forgotten rural hamlets into habitable places; complete with access to clean water, a sanitation network, housing for all, education, income-generating opportunities, and health-care services.

 

By Naween A. Mangi

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Meditation Makes Us Act with Compassion

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A new study suggests mindfulness meditation can help us overcome the "bystander effect.

 

In the study, Paul Condon and Dave DeSteno of Northeastern University and Gaelle Desbordes of Massachusetts General Hospital assigned people with little or no meditation experience to one of two eight-week meditation classes, or put them on a wait list for a class. One class was a mindfulness meditation class geared toward focusing and calming the mind. The other covered similar terrain but also discussed compassion and suffering.

 

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas

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Compassion - Our Greatest Weapon

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How can we define compassion, in a workable and understandable way, as a starting point to understanding the greatest weapon you and I will ever have ? Lets look to the internet, and Wikipedia, the first choice for the computer generation.

 

Wikipedia describes compassion as:

“Compassion is the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. It is regarded as a fundamental part of human love and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism – foundational to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and personhood..

 

Why is compassion so powerful ? I believe it changes us, and our understanding of the world. Compassion reflects the non dualistic nature. We are all in this together. And nobody gets out alive. We feel compassion because, when we see suffering, we should realise that another person’s suffering is also our own suffering. And our suffering is their suffering. We are all one, so all our suffering is one too. Even the suffering of animals is also ours to share. We all exist on this planet together. As human beings, we should be working towards relieving the suffering of everyone we meet, no matter what the nature of their suffering may be, and no matter what our relationship with them.

Extract from Peach Blossom Warrior

 

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Compassion Fatigue: Changing Culture in the NHS (Thinking about Health Annual Conference, 26-28 June, Birmingham)

Compassion Fatigue: Changing Culture in the NHS (Thinking about Health Annual Conference, 26-28 June, Birmingham) | Compassion | Scoop.it

Thinking about Health Annual Conference
26 – 28 June 2013,  Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmgingham

Can the language of compassion capture the moral problems confronted by the NHS, or might it obfuscate and distract us from more subtle and demanding issues?

 

Through a series of plenary addresses, workshops, panels and shared opportunities for discussion, ‘Compassion Fatigue’ will provide an opportunity to explore the language of compassion, and the impact that it has on the practice of health care provision. Workshops will address the politics of compassion; compassion and spirituality; compassion and nursing; compassion and the experience of the patient. Panels will bring together the perspectives of GPs, nurses and patients.

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Study: Class and compassion: socioeconomic factors predict responses to suffering.

Study:  Class and compassion: socioeconomic factors predict responses to suffering. | Compassion | Scoop.it

Previous research indicates that lower-class individuals experience elevated negative emotions as compared with their upper-class counterparts. We examine how the environments of lower-class individuals can also promote greater compassionate responding-that is, concern for the suffering or well-being of others. In the present research, we investigate class-based differences in dispositional compassion and its activation in situations wherein others are suffering.

 

Across studies, relative to their upper-class counterparts, lower-class individuals reported elevated dispositional compassion (Study 1), as well as greater self-reported compassion during a compassion-inducing video (Study 2) and for another person during a social interaction (Study 3).

 

Lower-class individuals also exhibited heart rate deceleration-a physiological response associated with orienting to the social environment and engaging with others-during the compassion-inducing video (Study 2). We discuss a potential mechanism of class-based influences on compassion, whereby lower-class individuals' are more attuned to others' distress, relative to their upper-class counterparts.

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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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Book Review : Thubten Chodron – “Don’t Believe Everything You Think- Living With Wisdom And Compassion “

Book Review : Thubten Chodron – “Don’t Believe Everything You Think- Living With Wisdom And Compassion “ | Compassion | Scoop.it

Venerable Thubten Chodron is a notable author, Buddhist monastic and the founder/abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a meditation community in Newport, Washington. She also hosts the Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner channel on YouTube which I highly encourage you to check out as well as her website which is chock full of information. It’s quite remarkable how often I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of Dharma discovery when visiting it.

Her latest book, Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion is a commentary on The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas by Togmay Zangpo, a Tibetan monk and Bodhisattva.

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Dalai Lama spreads his message of 'engaging compassion'

Dalai Lama spreads his message of 'engaging compassion' | Compassion | Scoop.it

There were several levels of security for the public and the media, from bomb sniffing dogs to Metro Police at the KFC Yum! Center; enough to rival a presidential visit. But unlike a Louisville Cards basketball game or concert the focus of His Holiness was love and compassion.

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, blessed the masses and spread his inner joy. His signature laugh was heard on loudspeakers.

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Dalai Lama talks compassion

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 Without even an introduction, the 14th Dalai Lama took the stage in Louisville on Sunday to deliver a public talk at the KFC Yum! Center, the first event of his three-day Engaging Compassion visit to the city.

Taken by surprise, the diverse crowd of more than 14,000 slowly stood in ovation, then elation, as they recognized the Tibetan spiritual leader moments before he gave his hour speech.

 

By AMANDA BEAM

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15,000 hear Dalai Lama speak in Louisville, Kentucky.com

15,000 hear Dalai Lama speak in Louisville, Kentucky.com | Compassion | Scoop.it
Exiled Tibetan leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner the Dalai Lama came to Louisville on Sunday for the first time since 1994, bringing his distinctive message of compassion not just for all humans but for other species.

 

The Dalai Lama called for a "century of compassion," and said Americans, because they live under a system that gives them more political autonomy, have a greater responsibility to push for peace.

 

"Try to maintain a more peaceful mind," the spiritual leader told the crowd.


By Cheryl Truman

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A Guide to Practical Compassion : zenhabits

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A Guide to Practical CompassionBy Leo Babauta

If I’ve found two guiding principles in my life, they are contentment and compassion.

With these two ideas, life becomes better.

Contentment makes every moment better. And compassion makes your connection with others better.

What Compassion Is, & Some Difficulties

Let’s talk about compassion for a few minutes, because as important as it is, very few people talk about how to actually do it.

First a definition: the simple definition of compassion is feeling and understanding the pain of others, and then wanting to reduce that suffering.

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CompassionLab

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About Us

 

The CompassionLab is a group of organizational researchers who strive to create a new vision of organizations as sites for the development and expression of compassion. Our focus is on the expression of compassion in work and in the workplace, including emphasis on roles, routines, practices, relationships, teams, and structures that impact the experience of compassion in organizations. We are part of a broader community of scholars who are dedicated to developing a perspective on organizations as sites for human growth and the development of human strengths.

 

We do high quality work on compassion in a generative setting, where we can’t wait to see what comes next.

 

Our Principles

We attempt to live in alignment with what we study, and our research has an inner life as well as an outer life.We transform ourselves and our professional practice through the stories that we tell.We represent organizations as vibrant and alive, and paint them in their full palette of colors.We create a context in which all of our research participants can benefit from their engagement in our work

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How To Talk To Our Kids About Compassion

How To Talk To Our Kids About Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it
Compassion seems like a character trait that should come relatively easy for a Christ follower. I mean, we are the church. Our purpose is to spread the Good News and take care of others, specifically those who are in need. But over the last week many of us, some who call themselves Christ followers, have lacked compassion. Some have used their public voice in social media or personal blogs to tell the world (or their world) that bad things happen to those who deserve it
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The Beauty of Compassion

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Have you been exercising your compassionate nature? Check out my latest article on the importance of fostering compassion in our lives in the new issue of www.az-lifestyle.com, Pages 61-63:

 

The Beauty of Compassion

Human beings are social creatures by nature. We were designed to live cooperatively and to assist one another in the survival of our species. But in that very design of species survival we were also given an alarm system to warn us of potential danger. So we get anxious, we get scared, or we get angry in response to any type of perceived threat.  Back in cave people days, when threats happened only on occasion, that worked pretty well; fast forward to the modern digital age, when we see “threats” to our routine on not only a daily basis, but sometimes on multiple occasions throughout our day. A simple faceless text or email can send us into an orbit of upset. Relationships are impacted. Our ability to live cooperatively and compassionately has been compromised.

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Compassion quiets the mind, improves the body, embraces the world

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An experience at a conference on compassion leads this writer to consider the extent to which our thoughts can benefit those around us.

 

Even more than a desire to relieve the suffering of others, compassion is born of an innate recognition that we are all embraced in a universal and unconditional love. Although all too often this recognition lies buried beneath the stress of circumstance, this doesn’t mean it’s beyond our capacity to discover, uncover, and benefit from.

All it takes is a willingness to listen and the humility to respond.


 Eric Nelson

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In other words, compassion begets compassion..........love it.  

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Matthews: Jesus Preaches Mostly Compassion For Poor--Never About Hell

Matthews: Jesus Preaches Mostly Compassion For Poor--Never About Hell

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Charter for Compassion - The Compassionate Approach

Charter for Compassion - The Compassionate Approach | Compassion | Scoop.it

I wanted to share with you some thoughts sparked in me this morning by an excerpt from a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.    

As I prepare to teach a course on self-compassion, this passage jumped out at me as profoundly wise:

 

The nonviolent [compassionate] approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally, it reaches the opponent and so stirs his/[her] conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

by Helen McConnell

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How to Increase Your Compassion Bandwidth

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Many of us assume that we only have so much compassion to spare. But research says we can build our capacity to alleviate suffering.

 

Compassion is a powerful moral emotion—it moves us to care for the suffering of others, and enables us to live cooperatively with one another.

 

Yet we live in a society of constant connection, in which the successes and sorrows of others are brought to us instantly through phones, computers, TV, radio, and newspapers. With that increased connection comes the risk of becoming overwhelmed or overburdened by our emotions. Fearing exhaustion, we turn off ourcompassion.

 

But my research suggests we can actually expand our compassion bandwidth without hurting ourselves. As the science of compassion develops, we can find empirically supported ways to cultivate and sustain compassion when it is needed the most.

 

By C. Daryl Cameron

 

Culture of Empathy Builder Page:    Daryl Cameron

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