Entries by David Shlim

A Short History of the Collabroation of Phakchok Rinpoche and Dr. Shlim

Some of you might be wondering, what is the relationship between David R Shlim and Phakchok Rinpoche? How did they come to collaborate on the Medicine and Compassion project? It began in 1985 at Nagi Gompa, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s (Phakchok Rinpoche’s Grandfather) monastery. Dr. Shlim was camping in a tent on the mountain overlooking Kathmandu Valley where […]

Where can you train in compassion?

Welcome to the first excerpt from Medicine and Compassion! Where Can You Train in Compassion? Western culture is oriented particularly around the kind of intelligence that can produce increasingly sophisticated material goods.  But what about the other aspect of human minds—the capacity for being compassionate and the qualities that go along with that?  There appears […]