Mindfulness and Compassion: Embracing Life with Loving-Kindness


In Mindfulness and Compassion, The Happy Buddha explores why compassion is the very essence of mindfulness and how we can connect with this loving quality through the transformational practice of meditation.

Part of the Mindfulness series, this easy-to-read book covers topics such as:

  • patience
  • letting things be
  • dealing with your inner critic
  • embracingfear
  • being present
  • moving from self-centred to life-centred
  • loving and accepting yourself and others
  • . . . and much more

Through personal and philosophical reflections, practical meditations, and enlightening insights into loving-kindness, joy, happiness, and contentment, he draws upon Buddhism, psychotherapy, and focusing (a way of listening to our intuitive wisdom) to reveal compassion as the key to true wellbeing for ourselves and each other.

If you like this, you might also be interested in Happiness and How it Happens . . .

About the Author

The Happy Buddha (also known as Suryacitta, meaning ‘he whose heart is like the sun’) is a member of the Western Buddhist Order and one of the most experienced mindfulness teachers in the UK, having started his practice in 1989. He leads retreats on the art of happiness and is the author of Happiness and How It Happens (Leaping Hare, 2011), and Mindfulness and Compassion (Leaping Hare, 2015).

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