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In Service of Compassion

Click here to listen, as the Spiritual Director for Pine Street Sangha, Nelly Kaufer, explains how sitting with that which is hard to bear, or dukkha, in a compassionate way towards self, transforms into being of service to others. So, turn your speakers on and sit with us as we learn how being a good friend to self is a compassion practice that can benefit those around you.

Welcome to the Pine Street Sangha

We meditate in a gentle and accepting way, allowing whatever occurs in our inner worlds to unfold naturally. By reflecting upon what happens in meditative experiences, we develop awareness and discover our own understanding of the dharma, the teachings of Early Buddhism.

This approach is helpful for people who:

Explore this website and discover for yourself how you want to become involved with the Pine Street Sangha.

Lonely:  Sometimes you encounter a barren, destitute internal landscape seemingly only populated by an occasional prickly cactus, which never seems to flower. It’s hard to believe that being with this loneliness is better than running from it. (See Tolerating)