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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.
©2015 Thupten Jinpa Langri (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
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By Teddy on 10-08-15

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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By Jesus I. Ramirez on 01-15-18

The seed for transformation

This book teaches the way to change the world by changing yourself. It carries wisdom that has been tested for centuries and can be applied by you, here, now. It is a classic the way Shakespeare’s plays are classics: it carries insight into the human condition that transcends culture and time. By contrast, there is a huge self-help industry out there today—run by celebrities, yogis, televangelists and new-age gurus, all glad to make a buck off your personal distress—selling you some revolutionary new approach that nobody will be talking about ten years from now. And ten years from now you’ll be suffering just the same with the help of such advice; please pardon my skepticism, it is born of hard-earned experience. Try compassion instead. This book is based on ancient wisdom and is backed by modern science. That’s what makes it special, like it’s author—a monk who left his Tibetan home land and earned a PhD from Cambridge, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the West. And he’s founded a center at Stanford, another prestigious Western academic institution, teaching this same wisdom. This writer, a doctor with two Ivy-League degrees, has signed up there to learn more and help spread the word.

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