Spotlight: Loving Kindness

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Why do we feel good when we’re helping other people? Marc Barasch suggests, “It’s an evolutionary reward circuit, because evolution likes it when we cooperate.” Within these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions program archive you’ll find tools and reminders that will bring the quality of cooperation and loving kindness into your life.


Jack KornfieldEmbracing Life Through Loving-Kindness
with Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

Program #2452
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Every life brings suffering and setbacks. In the midst of our everyday distractions and concerns “loving-kindness” becomes most meaningful. Kornfield suggests some practices to develop forgiveness and loving-kindness and reminds us, “The healing of ourselves is the same as the healing of the world.” Read more »


Leonard ShlainThe Human Brain: Evolving Toward Kindness?
with Leonard Shlain, M.D.

Program #3221
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Shlain wonders, “Is the present arrangement of our brains an adaptation that is no longer advantageous to us? Is the extreme cruelty, the aggression that our split brains gave us now making us a creature that is endangering ourselves and all the others?” He suggests the hopeful notion we may be about to shift into something much, much better. Read more »


Mark-Ian-BaraschAnd Now The Good News: Compassion Is Alive And Well
with Marc Ian Barasch

Program #3089
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Barasch observes, “People talk about ‘helper’s high.” He asks, “Why is it that we feel good when we’re helping other people? It’s a sort of evolutionary reward circuit, because evolution likes it when we cooperate.” His insights give us reason to be optimistic that kindness may, in fact, be the light at the end of the dark tunnel of interpersonal and global violence. Read more »


Lama-TseringGenerosity Of Mind And Heart
with Lama Tsering Everest

Program #2820
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Discover what true generosity of spirit means from a woman who speaks her wisdom with clarity, humor, and simplicity. Tsering speaks eloquently about the nature of mind, karma and, most importantly, generosity: “No matter how hard you try, you can’t keep it–so when you have it, give it.” But “giving it away” can be more mysterious than you thought. Read more »