Twelve Steps to A Compassionate LifeAudiobook CD - 2010
One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world -- author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha -- now gives us an impassioned and practical audiobook that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking audiobook, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with "Learn About Compassion" and close with "Love Your Enemies." In between, she takes up "compassion for yourself," mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and "concern for everybody." She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives. Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind, but a deliberate and often life-altering comingling of the two.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio ; Holland, Ohio : Repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2010.
Branch Call Number: 204.4 ARMST
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.