Reading Liberally

Mar 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Books, Castle Rock, Featured, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Reading Liberally, Roxborough

How to be Compassionate2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00Pm to 9:00PM
Tattered Cover, Town Center Highlands Ranch

Wednesday April 9  “How to Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World,” by the Dalai Lama.

“His Holiness reveals basic mistakes of attitude that lead us to inner turmoil, and how we can correct them to achieve a better tomorrow. He demonstrates precisely how opening our hearts and minds to other people is the best way to overcome the misguided ideas that are at the root of all our problems. He shows us how compassion can be a continuous wellspring of happiness in our own lives and how our newfound happiness can extend outward from us in ever wider and wider circles.
As we become more compassionate human beings, our friends, family, neighbors, loved ones—and even our enemies—will find themselves less frequently in the thrall of destructive emotions like anger, jealousy, and fear, prompting them to become more warmhearted, kind, and harmonious forces within their own circles. With simple language and startling clarity, His Holiness makes evident as never before that the path to global harmony begins in the hearts of individual women and men. Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama’s experiences as a student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, How to Be Compassionate gives seekers of all faiths the keys to overcoming anger, hatred, and selfishness— the primary obstacles to happiness—and to becoming agents of positive transformation in our communities and the world at large.

Next Month:  Wednesday May 14: “Supercapitalism,” by former Secretary Robert Reich. 

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