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CTS North

Topic: Describe a spiritual experience that you have had.

The location 'The Desk Denver' is a nice place.  They are not charging us for the space, so please help support the business by buying food and drinks.  Do not bring any food or drinks in with you.

Please arrive a few minutes early for parking and purchases.  There should be free street parking on Sunday.

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  • Cindy D

    When I think of compassion, for me, it's coming from the heart and not a cerebral thing. I think there are different degrees of compassion depending on the individual. Thoughtful question.

    December 11, 2012

    • Nick

      I've read all the comments. Good stuff. I think of compassion not so much as a feeling as an orientation. I referenced the Dalai Lama as the teacher of compassion. I've heard that he does not suffer fools. He has no time for that. If you gain an audience with him it is because your questions have been screened for their intelligence & applicability to real life issues. So it would seem clear to me that his compassion is tough and hearty. & doesn't mean he just allows people to do what they want.

      December 11, 2012

  • Nick

    I've been impressed with something that is attributed to the Dalai Lama. When glassy eyed Buddhist wannabe's begin to query him about Buddhism, and he can tell where the conversation is going (they want to become a Buddhist), he has stopped them saying the world doesn't need more Buddhists. It needs more compassion. My question then is this: Is compassion the clearest quality of genuine spirituality?

    December 3, 2012

    • Thea

      I'm challenged by the word "compassion." For me it has a sense of "one up, one down." That we should have compassion for one another is, yes, I think a given and something I want when I'm not at my best. I think I prefer a word like "enchantment" or something like that to bring to mind a more positive equality to our interactions, a real interest in and validation of each other. Just a thought. Good topic for a discussion!

      December 10, 2012

    • Michael C.

      I think of it as a combination of being present, having a genuine interest in hearing, understanding, and wanting for the person to feel better. The hindrance seems usually to stem from the listeners inability to genuinely accept the way the other person feels due to their judgements and inability to step beyond their own issues and see things from the other perspective.

      December 10, 2012

  • CeeJay

    Great discussion, Tim. Thanks for arranging the facility and the conversation. It was wonderful to meet all of you.

    December 9, 2012

    • Michael C.

      I agree also. I enjoyed hearing a bit about everyone's personal story. It's really a great group of people we have coming together.

      December 9, 2012

    • John K

      Well said. I enjoy the personal stories about your own journeys.

      December 10, 2012

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