Kindness Deconstructed

The most practical, everyday way of working to increase kindness in this world, is to work with the opposites of loving kindness, with our own habitual patterns and disturbing emotions. We can also resolve to be fearless, to leap into actions that contribute to the greater good, actions that very directly help ourselves and others. The practice of loving kindness involves a certain sense of risk. Great compassion involves great risk. You have to leap.

When you make good money on a stock, you may earn big money in a short time with only a small investment. But to earn that big money, you had to make an investment involving great risk. If you prefer to make a low-risk investment, you can do that too, but the gain will be small. In the same way, if you want to develop great loving kindness, you have to be fearless to take that risk…

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Welcome to our new website!

After months of planning, collaboration, and hard work, we’re very happy to share the new and improved Nalandabodhi International website. Over the coming months we will be gradually moving all of our center websites over to this new design as well. We invite you to look around and explore!

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Happy Year of the Earth Pig

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