Book Club - A Fearless Heart by Thupten Jinpa

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Repeats every 4 weeks until Mon Feb 06 2017 .
January 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
February 6, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Club - A Fearless Heart by Thupten Jinpa

The book Club will be continuing in 2017 starting on Monday, January 9th. We welcome all to attend whether or not you have read the book or attended previous sessions. The emphasis will be on practicing the meditations on compassion featured in "A Fearless Heart," with discussion in between. These practices are based on traditional Buddhist meditations that were modified by Thubten Jinpa and adjusted to better suit the western mind.  

A Fearless Heart is a rare book that shows how the meeting of contemplative insights and practices with modern science can lead to offerings that are beneficial for everyone interested in deeper personal spiritual transformation. The book shows how such practices can have positive impact in our daily lives. I applaud my long-time English translator Thupten Jinpa for writing this timely book on compassion and its cultivation.”--His Holiness the Dalai Lama


“I love Jinpa’s sense of the practical, of bringing compassion down from the pedestal of high ideals and into the messy reality that is every day human life.  A Fearless Heart may prove to be one of the important books of these difficult times.”--Richard Gere

Here is a link to the book.

Here is a video of Geshe Thubten Jinpa speaking about the book. 

A former monk, Geshe Thubten 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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