Compassion Media Project

In this very short video, Dr. James Doty and the Dalai Lama explain the Compassion Media Project at The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. The value and beneficial effects of compassion on overall health and well-being are significant. Dr. Doty states that compassion results in great pleasure and […]

Good Grief! In Memory of Dr. John Anderson

We just got back from a celebration of the passing of our good friend, Dr. John Anderson on Sunday, October 27 at the Merryman Beach House on Moonstone Beach in Trinidad, California. John passed away on September 29, the same day that my daughter, Jessica left for Barcelona. He was a dear friend of ours […]

True Love Knows No Boundaries

One of the most beautiful teachings of the Buddha was his teaching that true love knows no boundaries. This idea was expressed in the metta sutta as a mother’s love for her child: Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child, so with a boundless heart, should one cherish all living beings. […]

Wedding Dream

In May 2009, I went to Israel with my family. Rachael was already there on a work-study program in architecture and Jessica was on a Birthright trip. Two of my nieces got married, Naomi on May 31 and Aviva on June 4. Aviva invited me to speak at her wedding, which I accepted. I knew […]