Table of Contents

  • Foreword by the Dalai Lama
  • Introduction.. 10
  • Practice Advice.. 13
  • First, Invite Love In.. 17
  • Seal With A Vow & Rejoice.. 24
  • Thinking Of Friends As Kind Mothers. 26
  • Breath In With Compassion, Breath Out With Loving-Kindness (1). 31
  • Widening The Heart To Embrace The World With Loving-Kindness & Rejoicing.. 36
  • Bearing Compassionate Witness To Suffering (1). 41
  • Bearing Compassionate Witness To Suffering (2). 45
  • Bearing Compassionate Witness To Suffering (3). 49
  • Widening The Heart To Embrace The World With Loving-Kindness (Sunshine Metaphor). 52
  • Overcoming Anger And Bitterness With Compassion.. 57
  • Widening The Heart To Embrace The World With Loving-Kindness (Snowfall Metaphor). 61
  • Taking Compassion Into Daily Life: Feeling Compassion For Strangers.. 65
  • Increasing Generosity By Imagining Helping Others During A Famine.. 69
  • Taking Compassion Into Daily Life: Imaging Strangers As Kind Mothers. 73
  • Connecting The Body & Actions With Compassion.. 78
  • Increasing Generosity By Imagining Giving All To Save The Life Of A Loved One.. 83
  • Opening The Heart By Loosening The Grip Of Possessiveness. 87
  • Widening The Heart To Embrace The World With Loving-Kindness (Song Metaphor). 92
  • Thinking Of People You Don’t Like As Kind Mothers. 98
  • Increasing Loving-Kindness By Rejoicing For The Good Fortune Of Others (Happiness Version). 103
  • Reducing Pride And Egotism Through Remorse.. 108
  • Increasing Loving-Kindness By Rejoicing For The Good Fortune Of Others (Wealth Version). 111
  • Taking Compassion Into Daily Life: Speaking To Strangers With Loving-Kindness. 117
  • Imaging Others Are Cleansed Of The Source Of Suffering   121
  • Taking The Practice Of Compassion Into Daily Life:  Looking At Strangers With Loving-Kindness. 129
  • Bearing Compassionate Witness To Suffering (4). 133
  • Connecting The Voice & Speech With Compassion.. 138
  • Thinking Of Animals As Kind Mothers. 144
  • Imagining Sharing The Source Of Your Good Fortune With Others. 149
  • Breath In With Compassion, Breath Out With Loving-Kindness (2). 155
  • Expanding The Heart To Have Compassion For People Who Have Been Unfair Or Hurt You.. 160
  • Bearing Compassionate Witness To Suffering (5). 165
  • Taking Compassion Into Daily Life: Imagining Generosity Towards Strangers. 169
  • Overcoming Jealousy And Envy To Rejoice For The Emotional Happiness Of Others. 173
  • Taking Compassion Into Daily Life: Imbuing Simple Greetings With Compassion.. 178
  • Bearing Compassionate Witness To Suffering (6). 182
  • Transforming Our Own Suffering Into A Compassionate Impulse.. 187
  • Breath In With Compassion, Breath Out With Loving-Kindness (3). 192
  • Connecting The Mind & Thoughts With Compassion.. 198
  • Thinking Of All Living Beings As Kind Mothers. 203
  • Understanding The Role Of Dualism As The Ultimate Source Of Suffering.. 208
  • The Ultimate Compassionate Force: Dissolving The Dualistic Mindset. 212
  • Acknowledgements

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