A Truthful Heart: Buddhist Practices For Connecting With Others
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A Truthful Heart: Buddhist Practices For Connecting With Others

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The Dalai Lama often says "Kindness is society." By learning to live from a more compassionate viewpoint, Jeffrey Hopkins writes we can create a better life not only for ourselves but for everyone. In A Truthful Heart, Hopkins uses Buddhist meditations (including the Dalai Lama's favorite), visualizations, and entertaining recollections from his own life to guide us in dev...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 4th 2008 by Snow Lion
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Naomi
_A Truthful Heart_ is a fine introduction to Tibetan Buddhist meditation and practicing compassion. Each chapter would make a good small group session, especially coupled with putting the wisdom of that chapter into practice each week, and sharing those experiences with the group.
Steve
Wow. I guess trying to become a nice guy is going to be hard work. I am attracted to much of Buddhist practice, and many of the meditations suggested in this book I am finding useful. But they lose me when they start focusing on the different types of hells and nightmare monsters.
Hollis
This book focuses on meditations to increase your compassion. I liked it better at the start, but then I felt like his personality came through too much. It's also a difficult practice and one you have to cultivate over a long period of time. - REALLY didn't like the 2nd time
Sarah
Beautifully written! It was a wonderful read. An ooh Inspiring read for sure
Sandi
Really great and helpful book. Loved it!
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Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD, served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.
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