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Walking the Bodhisattva Path: Teaching Compassion on a China Orphanage Trip

Introduction What’s really real? Having brought hundreds of students to two nearby orphanages in southern China since 1995 with a plethora of memories – good news of adoption and connection along with tragic stories of separation and loss – I … Continue reading

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Saving Starfish: In Search of Genuine Service in a Chinese Orphanage

A picture of Andrea (on left) at Xiqiao Mountain during the China Orphanage Trip Introduction Every year in the Humanities I in Action class I take students to two nearby orphanages in southern China for an experience with taking care … Continue reading

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Does Altruism Exist? Student Reflection on Motivations for Service

Alisa is pictured with the young Thai students at Yaowawit, a school built following the 2004 tsunami in southern Thailand.  One of the philosophical questions that service such as this raises is to what degree student motivations can be said … Continue reading

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