How do we take the sting out of loneliness? Toni Bernhard suggests friendliness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.
When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal and, on the whole, quite fanciful. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment.
Heaven is nowhere else but right here on this earth, when we live with friendliness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
In a new paper, researchers have proposed a scale for measuring the Buddhist virtues of loving-kindness and compassion.
Sharon Salzberg teaches on why equanimity is important, and how to foster it.
A roundtable discussion with Gil Fronsdal, Michael Liebenson Grady and Marcia Rose. Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu