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Reviews of “Living with an Open Heart”

Reviews of “Living with an Open Heart”

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This book will lift you up, touching your deepest desire that all beings, including ourselves, be happy and free from suffering.
—Christopher Germer, author, “The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion”

Living with an Open Heart offers a powerful synergy of wisdom and practical instruction drawn from Russell Kolts’ deep experience with Compassion Focused Therapy and Ven. Thubten Chodron’s lifetime commitment to Tibetan Buddhist practice.
—Sharon Salzberg, author, “Real Happiness and Loving Kindness”

This important and highly accessible book on compassion is a powerful and comprehensive contribution to cultivating a kind heart that can meet the world with strength and wisdom.”
—Roshi Joan Halifax, founding Abbot, Upaya Zen Center

Living with an Open Heart powerfully blends the techniques and insights of contemporary psychotherapy and Buddhist thought to show us how to lead a more meaningful and compassionate life.
—Thupten Jinpa, Principal English translator to the Dalai Lama and author, “Essential Mind Training

A uniquely creative, useful guide to improving your life.
—Paul Ekman, co-author (with His Holiness the Dalai Lama), “Emotional Awareness”

A collection of meditations on the practice of compassion in everyday life that provides a recipe for a deeper life and a better world.
—Daniel Gilbert, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of the international bestseller, “Stumbling on Happiness”

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Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.