Dharma arts stuff from February includes movies from Dorris Dorrie and Ari Kaurismäki, Ricky Gervais being so much more than funny, the lives of a bunch of Bohemian women and Nan Goldin successfully challenging the ethics of big art institutions. Pretty inspiring for a quiet month.Read More
Right now, some of the richest people in the world are paying a lot of money to some of the most 'intelligent' people in the world, to figure out how to get you to believe things that simply aren't true. Our minds and hearts have been highjacked, it’s time to rescue them!Read More
There are a lot of emotions that arise in the face of suffering. Despair, anxiety, sadness and so on. But with compassion the mind takes the vision of freedom from affliction as it’s object, creating a positive even joyful state.Read More
If compassion is about being truly helpful, about relieving suffering, maybe we can say that empathy is an essential support to compassion, because it gives us the information we need to be of help, it gives us an insight into the other person.
We can put ourselves into their shoes.Read More
If compassion is central to dharma practice and empathy is a prerequisite for compassion, then we can train in empathy, and what more enjoyable way of doing that than engaging with art and culture?Read More