Sunday Dharma Talk

The Intention of Compassion

July 5, 2020

Compassion is one of the sublime abidings of the heart.  As dharma students, we seek to open the heart and connect to the quality of compassion.  But ultimately compassion informs action.  As one of the primary skillful intentions - the other is lovingkindness (metta) - we seek to cultivate action that is driven by compassion.  We learn to do this in meditation and this skill is one that we take with us as we go through our days and nights.  The talk was given in Berlin in the winter of 2020 at the Wednesday Night Meditation class in Mitte.