Enjoy a loving-kindness meditation and then hear a talk about the mental state of judgment, which is the source of all anger, hatred, and violence. When we understand how judgment is impersonal and false, we can stop being the victim of our judgmental mind, and experience more freedom, peace, love, and joy in all of our relationships.
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.
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.
Learn how to cultivate, grow, and embody kindness. Learn what kindness is, how it feels in the body, and how it is expressed in our thoughts. Learn how cultivating kindness transforms hatred and fear into love. Greed and worry try to masquerade as kindness, but we show you how to tell them apart. Learn all this and more!