Wisdom & Compassion: The Two Wings of Meditation Practice

Just as a bird needs two wings to fly, so too does a meditation practice in the Buddhist tradition require both wisdom and compassion in order to take flight. Having one without the other doesn’t quite grasp the fullness of what practice is all about and one’s meditative training cannot truly soar without equal cultivation of both. On the one hand, wisdom allows us to experience honestly our hearts and minds, and ultimately the nature of reality. On the other, compassion acknowledges our deepest connection to everyone and everything, cultivating an open heart to the suffering of all sentient...

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