Learning The Basics Of Compassion Meditation

Learning The Basics Of Compassion Meditation


Compassion is a skill we can learn, says Geshe Lobsang Negi. While much attention has been focused on meditation practices that emphasize calming the mind, the West is just starting to learn more about practices designed specifically around compassion, which have been around for over a thousand years in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Geshe Lobsang Negi is director of Emorys Center for Collaborative and Contemplative Studies, where test subjects showed reductions in inflammation and distress in response to stressors, leading to an effective method for controlling high blood pressure. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Religion, director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, co-director of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, and spiritual director of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. http://www.religion.emory.edu/faculty/negi.html http://tibet.emory.edu/ http://www.drepung.org/

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