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πŸ“š A Fearless Heart – by Thupten Jinpa

Of all the Buddhist traditions, the Tibetans seem to be the masters of compassion practice. I notice this in The Dalai Lama, Matthieu Ricard and, here, in Thupten Jinpa.

He first met the Dalai Lama when he was six years old and became a monk at the age of eleven. His intelligence and his fluency in English led to him becoming the Dalai Lama’s interpreter. He nows lives in the US where he has helped to pioneer the CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) program, which is the basis of this book.

I hope to bring compassion down from the pedestal of a high ideal and make it an active force in the messy reality that is everyday human life.

Jinpa ThuptenA Fearless Heart

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πŸ“š The Book of Joy – by The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu are highly qualified to speak about finding joy in the face of suffering. They spent a week together to discuss this subject, and this book is the result.

The light-hearted friendship between these two spiritual leaders reinforces the practices of warmth and joy that they have to teach us.

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