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Training in tenderness : Buddhist teachings on Tsewa, the radical openness of heart that can change the world

Author: Dzigar Kongtrul
Publisher: Boulder : Shambhala, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"This is a call to a revolution of heart. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is taught that one of the most essential qualities of enlightenment is tsewa, a form of warm energy and openness of heart. It is the warmth we express and receive through empathy with others, especially those closest to us. In this compact gem of a book, Dzigar Kongtrul opens the door to this life-changing energy and shows us how to transform our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dzigar Kongtrul
ISBN: 9781611805581 1611805589
OCLC Number: 1019835945
Description: xi, 105 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Like oxygen --
The tender heart is a seed --
The tender heart is water --
Removing impediments to Tsewa: the mind in crisis --
Opening the injured heart --
Clinging to the self: the root of all impediments --
The fruit of tenderness: benefiting others --
Tsewa and relationships: the need for discernment --
Meeting death with an open heart --
The world and the future.
Responsibility: Dzigar Kongtrul ; edited by Joseph Waxman ; foreword by Pema Chodron.

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"This is a call to a revolution of heart. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is taught that one of the most essential qualities of enlightenment is tsewa, a form of warm energy and openness of heart. It is the warmth we express and receive through empathy with others, especially those closest to us. In this compact gem of a book, Dzigar Kongtrul opens the door to this life-changing energy and shows us how to transform our attitude toward ourselves and those around us through its practice. And through its practice, we can actually heal our fractured world" -- back cover.

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