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Turn the Suffering of Anger into Understanding

Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong or perceived wrong. How do you feel when you are angry? Do you feel a burning sensation? Do you feel tense? Does your heart race? Do you feel like striking out?  We’ve all been angry. It can be an uncomfortable emotion. If […]

Loving Speech Buddhism vs. Unmindful Speech

Handling Unmindful Speech In the last blog post, How to Live Peacefully with Others, we discussed cultivating loving speech and practicing deep listening. In the course of our busy days, we aren’t always going to have the time to sit down and have a heart to heart, with any given person with whom we have […]

Cultivate Compassion: Live Longer

Educating Children about Compassion can Help us Live Longer   The central motivation for the founding of Compassionate Essentials was to promote the interdependence of the individual with the entire world and its inhabitants.  We hoped to open the eyes and hearts of our readers to this human interdependence. We believe that participating in the sales […]

Mindfulness: Don’t Just do Something. Sit There!

Mindfulness practice is no longer restricted to Buddhist retreats and those seeking enlightenment.  Thanks to studies by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health  and Massachusetts General Hospital, mindfulness is flooding into the mainstream, being practiced not only by individuals, but also by groups and organizations. Why all the fuss? Alina Tugende wrote recently in […]