Circle of Compassion
Joining with many around the world to send waves of love and prayers to victims of the earthquake tragedy in Haiti. It's so overwhelming that I feel powerless to do anything but send money. But then I thought I could take a minute to imagine communicating directly with just one person who needs comfort, and hold that person in my heart for the days to come. Maybe through my prayers I can create a link for someone to draw from my own strength and well-being. A variation of this is the Buddhist Tonglen meditation which takes in the suffering of others without joining as a sufferer. There is some info here from Shambala Sun.