A Fearless Heart
Date: May 2015
Duration: 8 hours 25 minutes
The Buddhist practice of mindfulness first caught on in the West when we began to understand its many practical benefits. Now, Thupten Jinpa, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator for the Dalai Lama, introduces a practice with even greater life-changing power: compassion. Based on the revolutionary course in Compassion Cultivation Training at Stanford University that Jinpa helped to create, A Fearless Heart shows us that compassion offers us a path through suffering, a key to robust health, and even an effective way to reach our goals. In fact, compassion is probably the best-kept secret of happiness.
Yet we fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others, they will take advantage of us, and if we become too compassionate with ourselves, we will become slackers. Pulling from the latest Western research as well as traditional Buddhist psychology, Jinpa makes a compelling case for a fearless heart-one that lives from a place of compassion. Giving us simple practices that we can use every day, he helps us train our compassion muscle for a greater meaning, connection, and fulfillment.