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A Fearless Heart


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Thupten Jinpa is a former monk and holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also worked as a research fellow. Jinpa has been the principal English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama for over twenty-five years and has translated and edited numerous books by the Dalai Lama, including the New York Times bestseller Ethics for the New Millennium, Beyond Religion and Transforming the Mind. Jinpa is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal and Chairman of the Mind & Life Institute, which is dedicated to promoting collaboration between the sciences and contemplative knowledge, especially Buddhism. For more information visit http://ccare.stanford.edu/ or follow Jinpa on Twitter (@ThuptenJinpaLa).


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 a positive impact in our daily lives. I applaud my long-time English translator Thupten Jinpa for writing this timely book on compassion and its cultivationI 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 most important books of these difficult timesFirmly grounded in the latest scientific studies, and hugely invitational and convincing in its inspiration, its reasoning, its heartfulness and its guidance in a broad range of powerful practices, A Fearless Heart is the bravest, clearest and most engaging book I know on why we need to cultivate compassion, and on how to bring it more widely and deeply into our lives and into the worldThupten Jinpa speaks from his experience as a monk turned family man, and a top-flight scholar, who draws on his remarkable background and range of knowledge to offer each one of us a practical toolkit for becoming a better human being. A Fearless Heart can help anyone nurture the compassion that lies within every heartBrilliantly clear and heartfelt, a potentially life-changing work offering inspiring training. A Fearless Heart is personally moving, eminently practical and visionary in scopeJinpa shows why compassion is not a given within some yet not possible for others, but rather is a quality of the heart that we can all cultivate and expand. If we do that, out lives transform, our families and relationships transform, and our world transformsPart autobiography, part a training manual for a wholesome life and part a beautiful tapestry woven between ancient Buddhist thought and modern science, this book has something for everyone. At its fundamental core, it makes the case for why compassion is so essential for the modern world and offers detailed helpful advice o how it can be cultivatedAs I read A Fearless Heart, I began picturing the possibilities that await us if we safeguard our children's natural instinct for kindness. Filled with wise insights, research and anecdotes, Jinpa lays out a path for living with compassion and acceptance, both for others, and for ourselves. An essential guide for anyone committed to creating a loving, peaceful world, but a must-read for parents, whose simple interactions with their children will lead to a quiet revolution toward a compassionate world

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