Recognizing the Full “truth” of the “other’s” Deep Spiritual Potential


One of my friends at work is a classically trained imam, a leader in the black and Muslim communities of Boston with whom I have coffee and conversation on a wide range of spiritual topics. Our talks are deep and life-giving, and center upon our respective traditions (Tibetan Buddhism and Sunni Islam) and the common … Continue reading Recognizing the Full “truth” of the “other’s” Deep Spiritual Potential

A Call for More Compassionate, Equitable Education


What’s Equity Got to Do With It? Recently I presented at a workshop for educators interested in the science of social and emotional learning (SEL) and prosocial education. After leading a half-day session on cultivating compassion, in which I also highlighted common blocks and obstacles — like stereotype, bias, prejudice and racism — to cultivating … Continue reading A Call for More Compassionate, Equitable Education