A few words of wisdom from Jack Kornfield:
When genuine compassion and wisdom come together, we honor, love, praise, and include both ourselves and others. Instead of holding the ideal that we should be able to give endlessly with compassion for all beings “except me,” we find compassion for all beings including ourselves. The separation of self and others melts away. –Jack Kornfield, “A Path with Heart“
I’ve added a page of Buddhist Service Organizations to the website.
If you’re interested, here is the latest Insight World Aid eNewsletter vol 2-1.
Here is a link to the talks from the daylong.
Here are links to the Study and Book Resources that Jeff provided:
Metta sutta study guide by Andrew Olendzki of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. An excellent collection of materials for the study of and practice with the metta sutta. http://www.dharma.org/bcbs/ReadingRoom.html
The Spirit of Service Audio Series by Frank Ostaseski: http://www.sfinsight.org/talks.html.
Service Daylong audio files and other resources by Jeff Hardin and others on the Sacramento Insight Meditation website: www.sactoinsight.org.
The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World, by Donald Rothberg, 2006, Beacon Press.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg, 2004, Shambhala Publications.
How Can I Help? Stories and Reflections on Service, by Ram Dass & Paul Gorman, 1985, Alfred A. Knopf.
For a Future to Be Possible: Commentaries on the Five Mindfulness Trainings, by Thich Nhat Hanh, 1993, Parallax Press.
Here is the Service as a Meditative Practice Handout from the daylong.