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How Advent Actually Happens in Cold, Dark, Desperate Places: Compassion Cultivation at Angola

“Desperate” is defined as “involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.” Synonyms for “Advent” include “arrival, appearance, emergence, materialization, occurrence, dawn, birth, rise, development.” Compassion warriors show up in desperate … Continue reading

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Radiance

We radiate what is inside us. That is a simple principle of human existence. If I plant the seeds for pumpkins, and cultivate pumpkins, pumpkins will grow. The same is true for whatever I plant and cultivate in my life. … Continue reading

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I was back in prison today…

…and I watched a tear drop onto his chocolate cheek, as Mr. A told the story of his transformation from who he was, decades ago when he took a life as a teenager, to who he is now, and to … Continue reading

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When visions come…

We had come from around the world, from every continent, as a global community seeking to cultivate compassion and learning to teach the same. We were beginners all, no matter our fields of service, which is how things work for … Continue reading

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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┬ámeditating 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┬ásaid 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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