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Compassion



The heart of compassion centers on the selfless compulsion to alleviate suffering. While compassion is similar to empathy and sympathy in the ability to commiserate and feel another’s emotions, the spirit of compassion moves a person to act in order to reduce pain. Compassion is the central tenet of many belief traditions, most notably Buddhism, and has been rigorously studied in recent decades for its physical and mental health benefits. Learning to be compassionate toward others—and ourselves—is a cornerstone to many aspects of well-being.

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Conversations on Compassion with Eckhart Tolle

In this dialogue CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask Eckhart Tolle about his life’s work and what role compassion may have played.

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha—now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place.

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The Compassionate Instinct

Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.

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FindCenterTrue compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

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The Antidote

Made in response to the times we are living in, THE ANTIDOTE is a feature documentary that weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. It's about ...

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Daniel Goleman: Why Aren’t We All Good Samaritans?

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time.

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The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

The acclaimed book that helped launch an international compassion movement.

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FindCenterFriendship . . . is born at the moment when one man says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .’

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Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.

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Joan Halifax: Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy

Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.

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