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The Practice of Compassion

The Practice of Compassion

When we can really see the ignorance that blinds us, compassion naturally arises. Seeing our own suffering clearly, we can use it as a springboard to understand the suffering of others.

The Practice of Loving Kindness

The Practice of Loving Kindness

Love has to be unconditional like the sun.  The sun does not shine only on sun worshippers.  The sun gives warmth to all everywhere.  The practice of Loving Kindness is designed to help us develop this quality of maitri so that eventually the feeling is natural spontaneous occurrence with everyone we meet.

The Four Immeasurables

The Four Immeasurables

If these practices do not open our heart, we are sunk.  Mindfulness can become very ego centric if we are not careful.  So we attend to the wellbeing of the heart.