The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. Brach, T. (2003) Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: Mindfulness-Based Practices for Healing and Transformation. Compassion: Listening to the cries of the world. Berkeley: Rodmell Press. Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion.
With pragmatic exercises designed to help you better understand your own inner critic, this is a truly worthwhile read. Kristin Neff, associate professor at UT Austin and author of Self-Compassion. Mark Coleman has written a wonderfully original book, addressing the inner critic that keeps us from our most creative work. Filled with wisdom and compassion, this book is a warmhearted guide for applying mindfulness and common sense to alleviate the burden of the inner critic. The inner critic stops all growth, diminishes our life force, and crushes our soul.
Learn the skills of self-compassion in this one-day workshop to respond to difficult times in your life with kindness and care. Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness and self-compassion skills help us be kind and caring toward ourselves rather than being critical and judgemental. It allows us feel connected to others when we suffer, rather than feeling isolated and alone. Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and better than other people; instead, they come from caring about ourselves and recognising that we all go through difficult times and it’s only human to get distressed on occasion
Chants of India is an album by Indian musician Ravi Shankar released in 1997 on Angel Records. Produced by his friend and sometime collaborator George Harrison, the album consists of Vedic and other Hindu sacred prayers set to music, marking a departure from Shankar's more familiar work in the field of Hindustani classical music. The lyrical themes of the recorded chants are peace and harmony among nature and all creatures.
Mindfulness and compassion have been practiced in a number of contemplative traditions for more than 2,000 years.
A self compassion mindfulness exercise. Learn to hold yourself with a sense of kindness and care. Download or listen to the mp3 exercise on Living Well. Notice how this feels in your body. What are the physical sensations that come to you when you connect with feelings of loving-kindness and compassion? What are the images and thoughts that come? Just notice these thoughts, physical sensations and emotions – note them with gentle curiosity, without judgement. Now, if you can, see whether you can direct some of that loving-kindess, compassion and deep abiding care towards yourself. See whether you can have the following thoughts for yourself: May I know a decrease in distress.
Chants can express devotion, gratitude, peace, compassion and call in light into someone's life. Here are chants that can help improve your life. Compassionate Buddha. The most famous chant in the world is the Compassionate Buddha "Om Mani Padme Hum" which translates to "Hail to the jewel in the lotus. It is the mantra of the Buddha of Compassion, known by the Chinese as Goddess Kuan Yin. The mantra calms fears, soothes concerns and heals broken hearts. Amazing Grace of Sanskrit.
Eve Decker began practicing Vipassana Buddhism in 1991. She is a graduate of the Path of Engagement and Community Dharma Leader programs at Spirit Rock. Eve is also an accomplished musician, releasing five CDs with her band Rebecca Riots and three CDs of original dharma music. She leads "Sit and Sing Sanghas" in Berkeley and Sonoma, and teaches popular class series in Berkeley on Lovingkindness for Self, the Brahma Viharas, and Forgiveness. Eve uses music in all of her dharma teachings