Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World

Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World

by Christina Feldman
     
 

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Compassion in the face of pain, anguish, or unspeakable evil often produces confusion and bewilderment: How can someone endure such unjust suffering with such calm? Wouldn't it be more natural, and more proper, to not be calm at all? In Compassion, Christina Feldman draws over 30 years of experience as a Buddhist to explain how ordinary people are able to useSee more details below

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Compassion in the face of pain, anguish, or unspeakable evil often produces confusion and bewilderment: How can someone endure such unjust suffering with such calm? Wouldn't it be more natural, and more proper, to not be calm at all? In Compassion, Christina Feldman draws over 30 years of experience as a Buddhist to explain how ordinary people are able to use compassion to overcome negative feelings like tragedy, pain, and terror. Feldman first examines compassion itself, using Buddhist texts and real-life stories to explain precisely what this strange force is, and argues that it is the most precious of all gifts. Feldman then proceeds to show, in six separate chapters, how compassion can be used in the face of adversity, mapping out meditations and strategies that can overcome the dark thoughts that everyone experiences. Compassion is for anyone who has ever felt helpless in our own turbulent, uncertain times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930485587
Publisher:
Rodmell Press
Publication date:
08/18/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Christina Feldman has been training in the Tibetan, Mahayana, and Theravada Buddhist traditions since 1970, and has been teaching meditation throughout the world since 1974. She is the cofounder and a guiding teacher at Gaia House, a Buddhist meditation center in Devon, England, and is a guiding senior dharma teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts. She coteaches Women in Meditation, an annual retreat at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in Woodacre, California.

Christina Feldman is the coauthor of Soul Food and Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart (both with Jack Kornfield), as well as the author of The Buddhist Path to Simplicity; Meditation; Principles of Meditation; The Quest of the Woman Warrior; Silence; Way of Meditation; and Woman Awake. Rodmell Press published Silence (Sep 2003) and Woman Awake (Jan 2005).

Christina Feldman resides in Devon, England.

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