Tag Archives: Compassion

Thousand-Hand Guan Yin – video

Thousand-Hand Guan Yin

As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
A thousand hands will naturally come to your aid
As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
You will reach out with a thousand hands to help others

Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world; Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer. Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.

Oprah Winfrey talks with Thich Nhat Hanh – Powerful video

Oprah Winfrey talks with Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt – Powerful

Published on May 12, 2013

Overview: Truly insightful, deep and powerful. Oprah Winfrey via her incredible OWN network, talks to Thich Nhat Hanh about becoming a monk, meeting Martin Luther King Jr; The powers of mindfulness, insight, concentration and compassion, How to transform warring parties and how to deeply transform relationships.


The power of one – Joyce Roush – TED Talk video

Joyce Roush – The power of one

Uploaded on Dec 16, 2011 – TED Talk

In her 37 years as a registered nurse, Joyce has been present at over 1000 patient deaths. Having worked in the area of trauma, hospice and organ donation, Joyce knows the power of each person’s life and death. Her familiarity with the dying has inspired her to commit her life to the living. In 1998, while working a coordinator for the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, Joyce made the decision to donate one of her own kidneys to a complete stranger, not realizing, at the time that she would be the first person in America to become a “Good Samaritan Organ Donor.”

The news of Joyce’s donation, performed at John Hopkins Medical Center traveled throughout the United States and the world. Her story was featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, and hundreds of newspapers and other magazine as well as being interviewed on such programs as the Today Show and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.  Continue reading

Be Selfish, Be Generous

Be Selfish, Be Generous

The Dalai Lama once said that the most generous act there is, compassion, is actually a selfish act: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”What does generosity mean to you? Why do you give? What can you give? Here are some thoughts from a group of volunteers for CharityFocus, an organization that focuses on the practice of selfless generosity and small acts of kindness. How would you answer these questions for yourself?

Comment by Cyril Bryan:

I selected this video as it embodies my philosophy, and the philosophy of those who toil in various organisations to make a difference in the lives of others.

To many, It may seem a thankless task at times as there is  sometimes no obvious “payback” in the work one does, but there is always the satisfaction of being creative and of use to others in a positive way.

My Congratulations to all the members of the various Guyanese organisations around the world.  Keep up the good work in your local communities, and also try to help those in need in Guyana.

Have a Successful 2011 …..   in everything you do.

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