Category Archives: Emotions

Sympathetic Joy (Mudita): The Third Abode

By Roshi Joan Halifax

The third boundless abode (of the Brahmaviharas) is sympathetic or noble joy. Sympathetic joy has three aspects: joy in the good fortune of others; joy in the virtue of others; and altruistic joy, that is, engendering joy to benefit others.

The first is that joy we feel when read more

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An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

My wife, Mee Yuen, and I had the pleasure of conducting 3 sessions of EQ or Emotional Intelligence workshops with the youth group of Sungai Long Buddhist Society over the last 3 Sundays. The sessions were fruitful in that, through using simple tools like painting, we were able to allow these teenagers read more

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