Dr. Fred Luskin at TED at the United Nations— Fred Luskin, the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and an associate professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, from his TEDTalk at the United Nations to mark the one-year anniversary of Karen Armstrong’s launch of the Charter for Compassion. You can watch his entire talk, along with ones from Krista, Karen Armstrong, and others.

[via TED Blog]

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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So does predatory behavior.

Compassion, I think, is a feeling and is produced by chemicals in the brain. To think that having compassion is good and not having compassion is bad is judgement. For me, in some situations, based upon my life experiences, I feel intense compassion. Other times, I feel nothing. In some situations where I feel vulnerable and open to reality, my feelings of compassion do not increase nor decrease. There are many unpredictable variables in life.

Attended Fred Luskin's seminar on forgiveness at Esalen in about 2001. He spoke at my child's high school last year. Wonderful man. He speaks truth. I wish more would listen and then apply the knowledge.