Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Practicing Compassion: The Strength of a "Trembling Heart"
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What You'll Learn
Hear Jinpa’s unique perspective on the strengths and limitations of western and eastern approaches to emotions, and how we can benefit from both of them
Receive an introduction to compassion training and learn why compassion is traditionally said to benefit the giver as much as the receiver by increasing your sense of joy, energy, and purpose
Be led in a guided practice to help you tap into your deepest compassionate intention, recognize our common humanity, and bring this energy into your everyday life
About Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D has been the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985, and has translated and collaborated on numerous books by the Dalai Lama. His own publications include A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives and translations of major Tibetan works. Jinpa serves as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University and is the founder and president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. Jinpa is the principal author of Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT©) developed while at Stanford University in 2009, and now disseminated through the Compassion Institute, which he co-founded in 2017. Jinpa was trained as a monk at the Shartse College of Ganden Monastic University, and also holds a B.A. in philosophy and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Cambridge University. He has been a core member of the Mind and Life Institute and its Chairman of the Board since January 2012.