A Fearless Heart

  • by Thupten Jinpa
  • Narrated by Sanjiv Jhaveri
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary audiobook, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more.
Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world.
Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to listeners of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

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Companion to Kara Compassion class

This was a nice companion to the class on Compassion. Good information for those wanting to add compassion meditation to their practice or to help understand how it can be helpful.
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- Teddy

Especially insightful for CCT students

This is pivotal look at how to integrate Compassion into our daily lives. It gives an unvarnished look into Jinpa's experience, both as a Buddhist monk, and later as a father. He shares that he too has to consciously choose Compassion, and continually cultivate it, when faced with the very same struggles and emotions most people feel in their day-to-day life, particularly as parents. It's an excellent resource to a new or seasoned meditator, and student of Compassion cultivation.
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- swissiemiss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio