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The Resource A fearless heart : how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives, Thupten Jinpa, PhD

A fearless heart : how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives, Thupten Jinpa, PhD

Label
A fearless heart : how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives
Title
A fearless heart
Title remainder
how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives
Statement of responsibility
Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
JOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jinpa, Thupten, Ph. D
Dewey number
177.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.S4
LC item number
T5294 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Compassion
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Mind and body
  • Compassion
  • Mind and body
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
A fearless heart : how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives, Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Why compassion matters. The best kept secret of happiness: compassion ; The key to self-acceptance: having compassion for yourself ; From fear to courage: breaking through our resistance -- Training our mind and heart. From compassion to action: turning intention into motivation ; Making way for compassion: how focused awareness keeps us on track ; Getting unstuck: escaping the prison of excessive self-involvement ; "May I be happy": caring for ourselves ; "Just like me": expanding our circle of concern -- A new way of being. Greater well-being: how compassion makes us healthy and strong ; More courage, less stress, greater freedom: making compassion our basic stance ; The power of one: the way to a more compassionate world
  • pt. 1. Why compassion matters. The best kept secret of happiness: compassion -- (Born to connect -- I am the other -- Where the research is taking us -- The benefits of compassion -- Receiving kindness -- The helper's high -- More compassion, more purpose -- More compassion, less stress -- The cure for loneliness -- Kindness is contagious -- Hanging in there with patience) -- The key to self-acceptance: having compassion for yourself -- (What self-compassion is not -- The high cost of low self-compassion -- The benefits of self-compassion -- Renewing our resources -- Setting realistic goals -- Learning from our experience -- Feeling less alone -- "Be kind, and be happy" -- It comes back to connection) -- From fear to courage: breaking through our resistance -- (The courage of compassion -- Fear of compassion -- Pride: the false guard -- A culture of Kindness -- Letting go of our resistance -- Building our compassion muscle: compassion cultivation at Stanford University)
  • pt. 2. Training our mind and heart. From compassion to action: turning intention into motivation -- (The four immeasurables -- Setting conscious intention -- Exercise: setting an intention -- Dedicating our experience -- Exercise: making a dedication -- The benefits of intention and dedication -- How intention becomes motivation) -- Making way for compassion: how focused awareness keeps us on track -- (Mind wandering: a difficult state of our brain? -- Quieting the mind -- Exercise: deep breathing -- Exercise: spacious mind -- Focusing the mind -- Exercise: focused attention through mindful breathing -- Exercise: focused attention using and image -- Strengthening meta-awareness) -- Getting unstuck: escaping the prison of excessive self-involvement -- (Opening your heart in everyday life -- Opening your heart through loving-kindness and compassion meditation -- Exercise: loving kindness meditations -- Exercise: compassion meditation -- A quiet practice with powerful results -- There is more to loving-kindness and compassion than wishing -- It comes back to connection again) -- "May I be happy": caring for ourselves -- (Self-compassion and attachment style -- Learning to be with our suffering -- Cultivating self-forgiveness -- Exercise: forgiving ourselves -- Self-acceptance -- Exercise: accepting ourselves -- Self-kindness -- Exercise: self-kindness -- Loving-kindness for ourselves -- Replenishing our inner wellspring)
  • "Just like me": expanding our circle of concern -- (The power of perceived similarity -- Embracing our common humanity -- Exercise: embracing common humanity -- Cultivating appreciation of others -- Exercise: appreciating others -- Expanding our circle of concern -- Exercise: expanding our circle of concern -- Priming our heart for a more active compassion -- Exercise: priming our heart (Tonglen)
  • pt. 3. A new way of being. Greater well-being: how compassion makes us healthy and strong -- (Compassion training for psychological well-being -- A compassionate mind is a resilient mind -- Compassion training and emotion regulation -- Anchoring our personal ethics) -- More courage, less stress, greater freedom: making compassion our basic stance -- (Compassion in everyday life -- A theory of personal transformation -- Seeing, feeling, and acting -- A perceptual shift can change how we actually feel -- A way of being in the world -- From a feeling to our very way of being) -- The power of one: the way to a more compassionate world -- (Compassion in our health care systems -- Reenvisioning how we educate our children -- Caring workplace, caring economics -- "A very different company" -- Toward a more just and compassionate society)
Control code
ocn946181564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781594632624
Lccn
2015005279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A fearless heart : how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives, Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Why compassion matters. The best kept secret of happiness: compassion ; The key to self-acceptance: having compassion for yourself ; From fear to courage: breaking through our resistance -- Training our mind and heart. From compassion to action: turning intention into motivation ; Making way for compassion: how focused awareness keeps us on track ; Getting unstuck: escaping the prison of excessive self-involvement ; "May I be happy": caring for ourselves ; "Just like me": expanding our circle of concern -- A new way of being. Greater well-being: how compassion makes us healthy and strong ; More courage, less stress, greater freedom: making compassion our basic stance ; The power of one: the way to a more compassionate world
  • pt. 1. Why compassion matters. The best kept secret of happiness: compassion -- (Born to connect -- I am the other -- Where the research is taking us -- The benefits of compassion -- Receiving kindness -- The helper's high -- More compassion, more purpose -- More compassion, less stress -- The cure for loneliness -- Kindness is contagious -- Hanging in there with patience) -- The key to self-acceptance: having compassion for yourself -- (What self-compassion is not -- The high cost of low self-compassion -- The benefits of self-compassion -- Renewing our resources -- Setting realistic goals -- Learning from our experience -- Feeling less alone -- "Be kind, and be happy" -- It comes back to connection) -- From fear to courage: breaking through our resistance -- (The courage of compassion -- Fear of compassion -- Pride: the false guard -- A culture of Kindness -- Letting go of our resistance -- Building our compassion muscle: compassion cultivation at Stanford University)
  • pt. 2. Training our mind and heart. From compassion to action: turning intention into motivation -- (The four immeasurables -- Setting conscious intention -- Exercise: setting an intention -- Dedicating our experience -- Exercise: making a dedication -- The benefits of intention and dedication -- How intention becomes motivation) -- Making way for compassion: how focused awareness keeps us on track -- (Mind wandering: a difficult state of our brain? -- Quieting the mind -- Exercise: deep breathing -- Exercise: spacious mind -- Focusing the mind -- Exercise: focused attention through mindful breathing -- Exercise: focused attention using and image -- Strengthening meta-awareness) -- Getting unstuck: escaping the prison of excessive self-involvement -- (Opening your heart in everyday life -- Opening your heart through loving-kindness and compassion meditation -- Exercise: loving kindness meditations -- Exercise: compassion meditation -- A quiet practice with powerful results -- There is more to loving-kindness and compassion than wishing -- It comes back to connection again) -- "May I be happy": caring for ourselves -- (Self-compassion and attachment style -- Learning to be with our suffering -- Cultivating self-forgiveness -- Exercise: forgiving ourselves -- Self-acceptance -- Exercise: accepting ourselves -- Self-kindness -- Exercise: self-kindness -- Loving-kindness for ourselves -- Replenishing our inner wellspring)
  • "Just like me": expanding our circle of concern -- (The power of perceived similarity -- Embracing our common humanity -- Exercise: embracing common humanity -- Cultivating appreciation of others -- Exercise: appreciating others -- Expanding our circle of concern -- Exercise: expanding our circle of concern -- Priming our heart for a more active compassion -- Exercise: priming our heart (Tonglen)
  • pt. 3. A new way of being. Greater well-being: how compassion makes us healthy and strong -- (Compassion training for psychological well-being -- A compassionate mind is a resilient mind -- Compassion training and emotion regulation -- Anchoring our personal ethics) -- More courage, less stress, greater freedom: making compassion our basic stance -- (Compassion in everyday life -- A theory of personal transformation -- Seeing, feeling, and acting -- A perceptual shift can change how we actually feel -- A way of being in the world -- From a feeling to our very way of being) -- The power of one: the way to a more compassionate world -- (Compassion in our health care systems -- Reenvisioning how we educate our children -- Caring workplace, caring economics -- "A very different company" -- Toward a more just and compassionate society)
Control code
ocn946181564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781594632624
Lccn
2015005279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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