Compassion, or karuna, is the heartfelt wish for all living beings to be free of suffering. With this magic ingredient – and its qualities of the heart such as love, charity, kindness, tolerance, patience – we can combat negative mental and emotional states and develop a good heart and a positive mind.
Join Rod Lee as he explores how we can cultivate and extend compassion towards others and ourselves and enjoy the benefits of this magic ingredient.
Rod Lee is a teacher at the Tibetan Buddhists Society, Sydney. He has studied under Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden since 1978 and been teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy for 29 years. Rod has been involved in health care management and education for the past 40 years. He is also a Shiatsu practitioner with extensive training in oriental medicine, nutrition and postural realignment and has also been an instructor of Tai Chi for the past 37 years.
All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.