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TEDTalks : Joan Halifax - Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy

Author: Joan Halifax; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); TED Conferences LLC.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Zen master Joan Halifax, a driving force of socially engaged Buddhism, is known for her work with people at the last stage of life. In this TEDTalk, Halifax recounts her experiences in a Bangalore hospice ward as she defines the intricacies of compassion. To understand the nature of suffering, to aspire to transform suffering, and to engage in activities that alleviate suffering, without fear, pity, or attachment to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Named Person: Joan Halifax
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Halifax; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); TED Conferences LLC.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 792927064
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 28, 2012.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (14 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Contents: Faces of Compassion (1:53) --
Natural Compassion (2:25) --
What is Compassion Comprised of? (2:17) --
Compassion Has Enemies (2:04) --
Compassion Training (2:00) --
Women and Compassion (2:15) --
Credits: TEDTalks: Joan Halifax --
Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy (0:05).
Other Titles: Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy
Films on Demand.
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

Abstract:

Zen master Joan Halifax, a driving force of socially engaged Buddhism, is known for her work with people at the last stage of life. In this TEDTalk, Halifax recounts her experiences in a Bangalore hospice ward as she defines the intricacies of compassion. To understand the nature of suffering, to aspire to transform suffering, and to engage in activities that alleviate suffering, without fear, pity, or attachment to the outcome, asserts Halifax, are the steps on the path to true compassion. Halifax also touches on studies that suggest doing good deeds enhances neural integration and boosts the immune system.

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