An Open-Hearted Life: Compassionate thinking and mentalizing

Chapter 34

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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.

  • Compassionate thinking versus threat based thinking
  • Mentalizing—asking questions
  • Looking at ourselves
  • Reflection: Mentalizing
  • Questions and answers

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A guided meditation led prior to the talk can be found here.

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