His Holiness the Dalai Lama has shared that compassion is not a luxury but a necessity for human beings to survive. There is no more important time to understand and strengthen compassion than right now.
During this session we’ll explore the geography of compassion, and how to cultivate compassion through rich practices from various Buddhist traditions. We will also explore the edge states of altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement, and how compassion can transform the shadow of these states into their healthy forms. Finally, we will look through the lens of Bernie Glassman’s Three Tenets of Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Compassionate Action as a way to meet the world with courage, care, and wisdom.