Below are the best resources we could find on Empathy and suffering.
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.
Public talk given in Tel Aviv, at the beginning of Jetsunma's 2015 visit to Israel, as a guest of Dharma Friends of Israel, on January 29th 2015.
The bestselling author discusses her role as a global citizen and her connection with nature, history, and activism
Anyone who has made us suffer is undoubtedly suffering too.
"Compassion is perhaps one of the strongest practices we have in Buddhadharma, because compassion is a liberatory force that moves us into the suffering of the world" - Lama Rod Owens.
Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.
Despair may knock the wind out of you, but when embraced and managed effectively, it can also lift you to even greater heights.
One fire burns out another’s burning, one pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.
We have collectively hit weary. In this episode, I talk about strategies for falling apart, staying connected + kind, and giving ourselves permission to feel hard things.
People who are hurting don’t need Avoiders, Protectors, or Fixers. What we need are patient, loving witness. People to sit quietly and hold space for us. People to stand in helpful vigil to our pain.
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