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  • Take It Upon Yourself
    Free Livestream compassion meditation event - Saturday, July 11, 2015
    You are invited to the second largest global meditation in the world, this Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 9:00am pacific time / 12:00pm (noon) eastern time - and it's free online via Livestream.Want to change the world? We often hear the words, ...
  • The depths of Jesus' love for mankind
    The depths of Jesus' love for mankind
    Some people argue that Jesus was not full of love and compassion, but the scriptures paint a far different story, showing that he had strong love for mankind and that he pled with them to follow his teaching so they could inherit eternal life with...
  • Guanyin/Avalokitesvara
    The Four Immeasurables
    The Four Immeasurables, or the Four Sublime States, are the attitudes we must cultivate if we want to be happy. Our happiness isn’t something we can achieve in isolation. Our happiness depends on the happiness of others, and the happiness of...
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    Planned Parenthood president: '20-week abortion ban lacks compassion'
    On Wednesday, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives approved HR 36, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Among those who disapproved of the bill was Planned...
  • Mental Health First Aid:  Top 5 things to know
    Mental Health First Aid: Top 5 things to know
    Mental health should never again be seen and treated as before (news.discovery.com). Although a mental health crisis can be dangerous for the person experiencing the crisis and those trying to help, individuals experiencing a mental health related...
  • Compassionate Comfort
    We are comforted to comfort others
    It seems when life may be the toughest for us, we find ourselves lifting others up in encouragement. After pouring out our all to family, career or just everyday crises, we typically feel we have nothing left to give. At these junctures,...
  • Compassion transformed into helpful actions
    Compassion and Cancer: Part III-Putting “Meat” on Compassionate Behaviors
    We want to be helpful to whose living with cancer, but often we don’t know how to transform compassionate intent into helpful behaviors. I discussed why compassion isn’t sufficient to be helpful in Part I. In Part II I maintained our...
  • Compassion and Cancer: Part II-How Cancer Changes Identity (Thought of the Day)
    Compassion and Cancer: Part II-How Cancer Changes Identity (Thought of the Day)
    We like to think life is on a seamless continuum, moving along, maybe in spurts and stops, but having consistency throughout the years, as does our identity. We're the same person today we were last week and will be next week—at least...
  • Converting Compassion Into Helpful Behaviors
    Compassion and Cancer: Part I-Why Compassion Isn't Enough
    We have an inherent desire to be compassionate. In the misery of another person, we see ourselves, if not in the present, than in the past or future. But compassion is not sufficient for helping people living with cancer.In this three-part series...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking on 'Compassion and Education' at Kalindi College for Women in New Delhi, India
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama says basic human nature is compassion
    In an era of unusual displays of violence worldwide His Holiness the Dalai has maintained faith in the positive potential of people. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Jan. 30, 2015, that the Dalai Lama feels that basic human nature is...
  • Family conflict can be prevented through understanding circumstances
    Thought of the Day. Family Conflict (Part III) Preventing Family Conflict
    In Part I of Family Conflict, I presented the idea conflicts often involve looking at the present through our history. In Part II I wrote that “universal” or “enduring” truths are myths-especially when it comes to...
  • The International Buddhist Conference
    The International Buddhist Conference
    The International Buddhist Conference to host 1st Annual conference in Winter 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.Buddhism is fairly new in the West. Most Buddhist temples and centers are Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Tibetan being the most popular...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has spoken to doctors about compassion and ethics
    The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama reported on Jan. 21, 2015, that His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently spoke to the Medical Staff at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi. The Dalai Lama accepted the invitation to visit Dr. Ram...
  • Single berry hanging
    Overall human kindness
    Over the past few years I have been working to transition my career from purchasing management to human services in the Mental Health Counseling field. Considering this, with my work in domestic violence, the county jail and prison and even with...
  • It's the people who make the difference
    It's the people who make the difference
    Animals in need of help and their stewards are frequently looking for a local rescue. We hear about our Rescues from local connections, most of know that if we contact a specific breed we will find a local chapter, however where do these pets come...
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