As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 1 - THE COMPLEXITY OF CHRONIC PAIN We all know the experience of pain, but few of us know what it really is. Thus our approach to treatment is often one-dimensional -- drugs. Yet pain has many dimensions. There is the sensation of [...]
Never giving up is very important. We all go through lulls, sometimes emotionally happy, other times feeling stressed out of balance – NO PROBLEM! This is the nature of samsara. Gradually with regular practice of meditation, mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom we develop an inner strength and reserve that carries us through. We also learn how [...]
From Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander Thomas Merton’s Louisville Epiphany In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another [...]
Death is not frightening if we recognize that dying is not the absolute end. Such was the message conveyed by Dr. Barry Kerzin, a Buddhist monk and physician to the Dalai Lama, who discussed "Approaching Death Without Fear" on Friday in the Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University.
Death is not frightening if we recognize that dying is not the absolute end. Such was the message conveyed by Dr. Barry Kerzin, a Buddhist monk and physician to the Dalai Lama, who discussed "Approaching Death Without Fear" on Friday in the Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University. "Death is actually a part of life [...]
Dr. Barry Kerzin was a California physician interested in Buddhism when he went to Tibet 27 years ago to train Buddhist doctors in methods of Western medical research and practice. Now an ordained Buddhist monk who serves as the Dalai Lama’s personal physician, he teaches doctors and medical students the lessons he has learned from [...]
Feb. 2015 - Dr. Barry Kerzin at a seminar at the faculty of Social Sciences, focussing on future directions of social science research, at the University of Hong Kong.
In this lecture, Barry Kerzin, MD, presents: “Compassionate Living”. This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience.
Some people view compassion as weakness or passivity, but this is a misunderstanding. Some of the strongest and most courageous people in history, the most engaged and dedicated to upholding the rights of others, have been driven by fierce compassion. People like Mother Teresa; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; Mahatma Gandhi; and His Holiness the [...]
Barry Kerzin: Coping, Thriving and Soaring - 2015 Skoll World Forum" We live in demanding times…where there never seems to be enough time. Our focus is consistently facing outward. Rarely do we take the time to look inward. When our negative emotions such as fury, jealousy and pride take center stage, how can we find [...]