Develop Self-Compassion to Be a Skillful, Effective, and Persistent Activist

Develop Self-Compassion to Be a Skillful, Effective, and Persistent Activist

As we work to create the beloved community and address systemic injustices, we will encounter the suffering of others, as well as our own suffering. Compassion allows us to meet suffering with an open and connected heart and a balanced mind. Self-compassion allows us to offer to ourselves the empathy, understanding, and kindness we desperately need. The more we respond to suffering with compassion, the more skillful, effective, and sustainable our activism becomes. Learn how in this talk and article.

Defining Love: Our Natural State of Being

Defining Love: Our Natural State of Being

In the previous class we concluded that the key to happiness is offering unconditional love to all people, beings, and life forms. But given the various and conflicting definitions of love in our culture, this talk clarifies what we mean by “love” and explains why it is a powerful and effective force for creating social change.