The Empathic Buddha... Buddhafield Festival video talk
On Wed, 20 November, 2013 - 20:25
here’s the second in a series of video talks from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival - a thoughtful talk by Shantigarbha exploring the notion of ‘The Empathic Buddha’. He asks “How did the Buddha embody empathy? How did he make it the basis of compassion?”. Shantigarbha is a leading teacher of NVC and recounts a number of incidents from the life of the Buddha, shares his understanding of empathy in a Buddhist context, and - crucially - explores how empathy is the basis for both compassion and ethics.
The talk was given in the Festival’s Dharma Parlour area, as part of the overall theme of the Festival which was ‘Fire In The Heart’, with Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West, presiding. Shantigarbha’s website is www.seedofpeace.org