Tag Archives: Compassion Cultivation Training

The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 19

Today we begin our meditation by dropping a false reason to meditate. Then we will examine a good reason for meditating today, and close with a practice. This is not about making you a better person, so you can drop that … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 14

I was in prison today with 25 men and one woman, at Angola to be exact. All around Louisiana there are mothers crying because the sons they raised made a terrible decision in their youth and landed in Angola for … Continue reading

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“Okay, I guess I will let you lick me on the neck.”

That’s what Rocky the dog said to Fury the cat. And he continued: “It feels like compassion, and I could use some compassion about now.” In this way two pets became my teachers. Letting others have compassion for us, which helps … Continue reading

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We fell into stillness…

as Lara Naughton led us through self-compassion meditations last Saturday at our cypress swamp property I refer to as Ecoutez! (meaning Listen! in French). Lara drew us into silence for guided meditations, then had us write our responses to a series of questions … Continue reading

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I’m in a doctor’s office by William Thiele, messy contemplative

I’m in a doctor’s office meeting with several physicians about our practice of compassion. We have completed an eight-week course of Compassion Cultivation Training, and now that we are experts in showing compassion, (just kidding big time!), we have gathered … Continue reading

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