Monday, April 14, 2008

Seeds of Compassion

Photo by Rod Mar/The Seattle Times/Sunday, April 13, 2008

Greg and I had the privilege to see the Dalai Lama speak at Qwest Field this past Saturday. He talked about making this Century the "Century of Dialogue" and to focus on teaching children compassion.

What is compassion? According to Wikipedia, "Compassion is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting with compassion will seek to aid those they feel compassionate for. Acts of compassion are generally considered those which take into account the pain of others and attempt to alleviate that pain."

How to practice compassion? The Dalai Lama said, "Daily" and it starts at home. Through daily practice and choices, these accumulated actions will create change in our life and in our society.

Special thanks to Andrew Westmark for the tickets.

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