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

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Penguin, 2015 - 256 páginas
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 book, 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 readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

 

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Compassion
3
Having Compassion
27
The High Cost of Low SelfCompassion
36
It Comes Back to Connection
44
Fear of Compassion
54
Letting Go of Our Resistance
60
Turning Intention
69
How Focused Awareness
89
A Quiet Practice with Powerful Results
125
It Comes Back to Connection Again
131
Caring for Ourselves
133
Expanding Our Circle of Concern
153
How Compassion Makes
181
Making
197
The Way to a More Compassionate
215
Caring Workplace Caring Economics
224

Focusing the Mind
99
Strengthening MetaAwareness
107
Escaping the Prison
113
Opening Your Heart Through LovingKindness
119
Toward a More Just and Compassionate Society
230
Notes
239
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A former monk, THUPTEN JINPA holds a PhD from Cambridge University and has been the principal English translator to the Dalai Lama for nearly thirty years. He is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University and chairman of the Mind and Life Institute, which is dedicated to promoting dialogues and collaborations between the sciences and contemplative knowledge, especially Buddhism. He lives in Montreal with his wife and daughters.

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