I’ve recently finished my book on empathy ‘Empathy: the art of compassionate presence’ and I’m currently negotiating with a US publisher. In the meantime, over the summer I was keen to get on the road and share what I’d learned in writing it. So I gave a talk in several locations called ‘Empathy: what, why and how?’
“Empathy is a compassionate understanding of another’s experience. It’s the basis of ethics and compassion. We develop it by expanding our ‘natural’ empathy through practise.”
Here’s a video of the talk at Buddhafield. It’s in a Buddhist context, so I’m wearing my ‘kesa’ (white ribbon around my neck), which symbolizes my commitment to the ideals of Buddhism.
Love and life, Shantigarbha