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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.

Friendliness:  metta. One of the “brahma viharas” or the heavenly abodes, commonly translated as the realm of the Gods. Just think how heavenly it feels when you feel genuine friendliness towards yourself. Being gentle and curious about your meditative experiences cultivates this kind of friendliness.