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A Fearless Heart Audiobook

A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives

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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.

©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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    Teddy 10-08-15
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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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    bookie21 los altos, ca United States 11-07-16
    bookie21 los altos, ca United States 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing"

    Excellent book. Clear explanation of why and what to do to transform your life thru the power of compassion. Compassion for self and others. Taking it out of the realm of words and into practice. Inspiring stories and examples included.

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    Triin Tohver 06-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A must read for every single humanbeing"

    A simple and thoroughly enjoyable listen on a topic which is universally important. Definitely not only for spiritual people. This is not a self-help book but a must read for everyone.

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    Tara 05-23-15
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    "Inspiring with specific techniques"

    What a joy and pleasure to listen to the scientific benefits of the mind of compassion. The specific techniques offered and the discussion of training the mind so that it can habitually respond with compassion were inspiring.

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    Ting Yang 04-22-16
    Ting Yang 04-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book but a little bit too lecturing"
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