Destructive Thoughts & Feelings

Buddhist teachings identify 84,000 negative emotions, which all boil down?to five main ones: hatred, desire, confusion, pride, and jealousy. Unlike Western psychology, Buddhism teaches that thoughts and feelings?reside together as one function of mind.?All human beings and communities are subject to?distructive emotions and states of mind such as hatred. Failure to maintain mindfulness?while practicing compassion may lead to emotional exhaustion or collective burnout, which is sometimes called compassion fatigue. This collection of articles deals with this problem, how it can be recognized and how one can recover from it. Look for discussion of anger management and?regulation of emotions, as well as mindfulness training and contemplative practices.

# Article Title Author
1 Openness to Whatever Arises Cheri Maples
2 Suffering can be the Seeds of your Strength Cheri Maples

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The ground-breaking Charter for Compassion celebrated its anniversary November 2010 with a 2-hour TED-prize presentation at the UN.
           Karen Armstrong, chief architect of the Charter for Compassion, on Sept. 11, 2010 posted a great article on Compassion and anti-Muslim sentiments on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
           Over 60,000 people, plus organizations around the world such as the Presbyterian Church, have endorsed the Charter for Compassion.