Tag Archives: Compassion

The Four Immeasurables

Equanimity     Loving Kindness     Compassion     Sympathetic Joy A Two-Day Practice Workshop Sunday Jan. 21 and Jan 28, 9:30-4:00 The Four Immeasurables  is an important practice of the Mahayana path. Its objective is to train our minds in the four qualities of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity in order to […]

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Compassion and Altruism

Are compassion and altruism different? From a Buddhist point of view they are the same. Technically, however, altruism seems to mean that our sense of compassion expands to the point where we become devoted to the welfare of others. That doesn’t mean we don’t care for ourselves at the same time, but in practice we […]

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