Teachings from Tibetan Buddhism: On Course for Compassion

Mindfulness is not enough — we must develop our capacity for altruism, a Buddhist scholar argues.

“Mindfulness in itself is not adequate,” Buddhist Scholar Thupten Jinpa said bluntly, describing the practice as a personal and sometimes solitary exercise. “It opens the door to greater awareness and understanding. But compassion training brings this out into the world; it is all about how we relate to one another.”
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