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Cultivating Compassion

by Staff

Tags: Meditation Compassion, Compassion prayer, Religion Compassion, Lack of Empathy, No Empathy, Empathy Altruism,

Do you suffer from a shortage of compassion and empathy for others? According to a recent study led by the University of Wisconsin's Richard Davidson, you can develop the capacity for empathy through meditation, as Julia Bonelli reports on eNews 2.0. The results are just another reminder that personal spirituality has social implications as well.

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Steve Thorngate