Compassion at the Edge: A Revolutionary Approach to Benefitting Others without Burning Out
In this excerpt from Joan Halifax’s new course, Compassion at the Edge, she explains that understanding the difference between empathy and compassion is one of the first steps in learning how we can meet the challenge of helping others with an open heart and mind.
Ralph De La Rosa
Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW, is an integrative therapist, meditation teacher, transformative life coach, writer, and musician. Ralph is a teaching mentor in Lodro Rinzler’s MNDFL meditation teacher training program, where he teaches regularly, and a regular contributor to Susan Piver’s online Daily Dharma Gathering. His work has been featured in GQ, SELF, Women’s Health, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, Refinery29, Brit + Co., Wanderlust, Embodied Philosophy, TimeOut NY, AFAR, and New York Yoga + Life magazine. He’s a graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. He is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and his work incorporates psychoanalytic, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches.
A 15-Minute Guided Audio Meditation from The Monkey is the Messenger
We all have days where we feel off and the thought of meditation practice seems like too much. Ralph De La Rosa, author of The Monkey is the Messenger, offers this audio meditation for the days when you can barely deal.