Book Review: The Courage to Feel: Buddhist Practices for Opening to Others (Rob Preece)

Via on Jan 26, 2011

More than a simple book on the benefits of generating bodhichitta, Preece combines his Buddhist practice with his years as a psychotherapist to offer a unique Jungian point of view in examination of the psychological and emotional implications of awakening the compassionate heart in each of us.

This fusion of Western and Eastern perspectives serves to reinforce the importance of being compassionate not only towards others, but towards ourselves as well. Even though this book is written from a Buddhist perspective, it is not meant for an exclusively Buddhist audience since nearly anyone can benefit from opening up to a more compassionate way of living.

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About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


2 Responses to “Book Review: The Courage to Feel: Buddhist Practices for Opening to Others (Rob Preece)”

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  2. Saw this article in Science Magazine today that discussed how its quality – not quantity – of social connections that matter in life and the best way to help people who feel lonely is to teach them how to open up to others and make the most of their limited social interactions. This book sounds like a great way to begin to learn this important skill! Thanks for posting it!

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