“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” – Albert Einstein

In this talk, Sensei Koshin shares his thoughts on the idea of self-compassion, and “practicing at the edge” or the difficulty of practicing true compassion. He then shares stories on “widening the circle of who we are” from teachers of old to modern-day mystics.

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