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Empathy & suffering

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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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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "What I Can Do for a Better World"

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.

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A Conversation with Alice Walker

The bestselling author discusses her role as a global citizen and her connection with nature, history, and activism

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FindCenterAnyone who has made us suffer is undoubtedly suffering too.

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Lama Rod Owens: Vulnerable Compassion

"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.

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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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5 Ways to Deal with Despair that Won’t Go Away

Despair may knock the wind out of you, but when embraced and managed effectively, it can also lift you to even greater heights.

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FindCenterOne fire burns out another’s burning, one pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.

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Brené on Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth, and Settling the Ball

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.

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FindCenterPeople 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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