The Medicine and Compassion Project aims to share the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of training in compassion with the goal of allowing one’s own compassion to become more stable, vast, and effortless.
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Compassion is the desire to relieve suffering in others. Have you ever wanted to feel more compassionate towards yourself and others? Have you felt like your capacity for compassion is limited?
The Medicine and Compassion Project is for you if:
You are a doctor, nurse, or healthcare worker who wants to provide care for your patients with more authentic compassion
You are a caregiver who wants to connect more deeply with your ailing loved one or client
You are interested in Buddhism and training in compassion specifically
You are a human being who cares deeply about others and sometimes feels overwhelmed
Do you desire the ability to be completely open with people and have them really feel your full presence and best intention for their health and wellbeing? Most of us measure our compassion by how much we cling to the feelings that are generated by others. This clinging can be painful and tiring—even traumatic. Can we care, and also let go of the feelings afterwards? This is possible and requires training in the ability to let go of the emotions that are experienced.
Training in compassion is training in how to maintain a relaxed, aware mind, while being motivated by the desire to help others. Training in compassion does NOT mean trying harder; it means removing the obstacles to your innate capacity for compassion. By removing the thoughts and emotions that cause compassion to feel limited, we make our compassion more:
From morning to night and day to day
Inclusive of all people
More readily available at a moment’s notice
Whatever limits our compassion is within our own minds, and we have the potential to understand that compassion is our natural state and tap into its innate abundance.
In an absolute sense, compassion is the awakened nature of the mind.
~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche