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Larger than Life: A Personal Journey of Encounters with Compassion

Kaisa Puhakka

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Title/T铆tulo:

馃嚞馃嚙: Larger than Life: A Personal Journey of Encounters with Compassion

馃嚜馃嚫: Transcendiendo la Vida: Una Aventura Personal de Encuentros con la Compasi贸n

Author/Autor: Kaisa Puhakka
Language/Idioma: English
Abstract/Resumen:

Abstract

This essay traces major shifts in the author's understanding of compassion in the course of her personal, professional, and spiritual life as a student of philosophy, practitioner of meditation, and work as a psychotherapist. These shifts involved transitions from understanding compassion as an ideal to which one aspires, to a directly felt personal and interpersonal reality, to a larger, transpersonal reality always present to those who can tune into it. The author describes how her study of Hindu and Buddhist thought and meditative practice, her work as a psychotherapist and supervisor of psychotherapy students, as well as her deep-ecological approach to nature influenced these shifts.

Resumen

Este ensayo rastrea los cambios m谩s importantes de la autora, en su comprensi贸n de la compasi贸n en el trascurso de su vida personal, profesional y espiritual como estudiante de filosof铆a, practicante de meditaci贸n, y psicoterapeuta. Estos cambios implicaron transiciones desde la comprensi贸n de la compasi贸n como un ideal al que uno aspira, hasta una realidad personal e interpersonal sentida directamente, y a una realidad transpersonal mayor, siempre presente en los que pueden sintonizar con ella. La autora describe c贸mo su estudio de pensamiento hind煤 y budista y la pr谩ctica meditativa, su trabajo como psicoterapeuta y supervisora de estudiantes de psicoterapia, as铆 como su acercamiento desde la ecolog铆a profunda, influenciaron estos cambios.

Keywords/Palabras Clave:

馃嚞馃嚙: compassion, empathy, spiritual development, nature as 鈥淥riginal Mother,鈥 Great Compassion

馃嚜馃嚫: compasi贸n, empat铆a, desarrollo espiritual, naturaleza como 鈥淢adre Original鈥, Gran Compasi贸n

Pages/P谩ginas: 79-85
Date of Publication/Fecha de Publicaci贸n: December 30th, 2014
Citation/Referencia:

Puhakka, K. (2014). Larger than life:  A personal journey of encounters with compassion. Journal of Transpersonal Research, 6(2), 79-85