Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama: ‘Loving Kindness’ Meditation Used in Healthcare

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Happy Birthday to Nobel Peace Prize Winner, the Dalai Lama.  July 6th was the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday. This seems a good time to be blogging about ‘peace and compassion.’ For his birthday, the Dalai Lama has asked that people share his ‘8 Lessons.’ Here they are –

8 Lessons on Life from the Dalai Lama (As seen in the Huffington Post.)

  1. Live life with a free mind and an open heart.
  2. Practice “universal compassion.”
  3. Redesign the way we educate.
  4. Stand up against injustice.
  5. Make humanity the bottom line of business.
  6. Always lend a helping hand.
  7. Play your part in healing the Earth.
  8. Use your personal power to be a force for good.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/06/dalai-lama-birthday-lessons_n_7697616.html

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‘Loving Kindness Meditation,’ and its Use in Healthcare –

  • Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The results of this pilot study – “overall, loving-kindness meditation appeared safe and acceptable and was associated with reduced symptoms of PTSD and depression. Additional study of loving-kindness meditation for PTSD is warranted to determine whether the changes seen are due to the loving-kindness meditation intervention versus other influences, including concurrent receipt of other treatments.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23893519

  • A Tool to Improve Healthcare Provider Compassion, Resilience, and Patient Care.

http://ccare.stanford.edu/article/loving-kindness-meditation-a-tool-to-improve-healthcare-provider-compassion-resilience-and-patient-care/#sthash.m8M8xriS.dpuf

The Summer of Peace. Stanford University is hosting a global compassion summit. July 7 – 9th.

http://ccare.stanford.edu/events/global-compassion-summit/

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”  ~ Dalai Lama XIV. The Art of Happiness.

Celebrating Summer Solstice

Celebrating the Summer of Peace

‘Peace within,’ has a way of rippling out to others.  May You Enjoy a ‘Summer of Peace’ here on Cape Ann, and wherever you go, or wherever you are. Peace.   ~  Karen 

For more information and research on mindful meditation, ‘loving-kindness’ meditation, and other relaxation tools for stress and pain management, you can contact me via email – info@dreamtimewellness.com.

 

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

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