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“An Open-Hearted Life”: Preface by Professor Paul Gilbert

“An Open-Hearted Life”: Preface by Professor Paul Gilbert

A series of talks based on An Open-Hearted Life given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in April 2017. Co-written with clinical psychologist Dr. Russell Kolts, the book offers practical Buddhist and Western psychological approaches to developing compassion.

  • The western psychology view of the mind
  • The constant search for happiness
  • Compassion starts with looking realistically at our situation
  • Compassion should be at the heart of everything we do

An 0pen-Hearted Life 02: Preface by Professor Paul Gilbert (download)

Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.

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