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.
- Self-blame is an obstacle to self-compassion
- Taking responsibility to work with unhelpful thoughts and emotions
- Accepting unwanted thoughts and emotions but knowing we can change
- Replacing troublesome thoughts and emotions with more compassionate ones
An 0pen-Hearted Life 15: Working with unwanted thoughts and emotions (download)