The Path of Self-Compassion—9 Practices for Opening the Heart
By Radhule Weininger
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Shambhala Publications
Pages: 272
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781611804812
Compassion is the urge to understand and alleviate the suffering of another being. And if that being happens to be you, then the technique called self-compassion can be the greatest of blessings—for the compassion you learn to apply to yourself naturally extends to all the other people in your life. With the nine simple mindfulness practices she presents here, Radhule Weininger provides a step-by-step course in self-compassion. Using stories drawn from her own life and those of others she shows that, with the right intention and practice, we can all deepen our capacity to respond skillfully to our own suffering and thus to that of others and our world.
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"There is no healing without heartwork, intimately tending to the wounds we’ve been avoiding for so long. In this powerful and beautiful book, Radhule Weininger will help you find the courage, pathways, and clarity needed to embrace this life with love." —Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance

"In its clear, inviting, and practical way, this book can change your life. Drawing on her years of combining mindfulness with the expansive power of compassion, Radhule Weininger brings us practices that serve to free us from fear, despair, self-hate, and other oppressive mind-states. . . . Heartwork helps me to be more present to each moment, more mindful of each encounter. I am especially grateful for the importance given to intention and motive in shaping what we accomplish and whom we become." —Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life

"Radhule Weininger offers a tremendous gift in Heartwork, which weaves together the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection, and the effectiveness of years of practical clinical application. The wealth of ideas and practices presented in this illuminating work will be of benefit and will help transform our individual and collective lives." —Shauna Shapiro, PhD, author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness

"This lovely book presents the topics of compassion for oneself and others from a Buddhist perspective." —Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion

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