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The Medicine of Compassion

Morning Course with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

Saturday 10 December, 10.00am – 12.30pm

@ Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter 


Compassion is the supreme medicine that has the power to heal both our self and others. Through meditation we can extend and deepen our compassion until it transforms into the mind of universal compassion – the sincere wish to liberate all living beings permanently from suffering.

With a correct understanding we will understand that although compassion finds the suffering of others unbearable, it never makes us depressed but instead it motivates us and leads to an ever increasing happiness and greater ability to bring real benefit to others.

A morning of talks and practical guided meditations suitable for everyone.


Session one 10 – 10.45am

Break with breakfast

Session two 11.30am – 12.30pm


> £15 > Students £12 – includes vegetarian breakfast served in the break! Breakfast is vegetarian, let us know at time of booking if you would like a vegan or wheat free option. Please book in advance (you can pay in full or just a £5 deposit and pay the rest on the day – select your preferred option below)

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“Normally we divide the external world into that which we consider to be good or valuable, bad or worthless, or neither. Most of the time these discriminations are incorrect or have little meaning. For example, our habitual way of categorizing people as friends, enemies, and strangers depending on how they make us feel is both incorrect and a great obstacle to developing impartial love for all living beings. Rather than holding so tightly to our discriminations of the external world, it would be much more beneficial if we learned to discriminate between valuable and worthless states of mind.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

from the book How to Transform Your Life



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