Posts Tagged ‘self-compassion’

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Lea Seigen Shinraku I recently came across “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”, an award-winning children’s book by Mo Willems. In this story, a bus driver needs to take a break, so he asks the reader to keep an eye on things until he gets back. His last instruction is: “Don’t let the […]

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Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree: Self-Compassion and Resilience

If you are having a hard day and feeling challenged, stressed, burnt out, or self-critical, maybe there is a tree, a flower, a lake, or a patch of sky that you can connect with to remind yourself of your interconnectedness with a wider world.

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Cultivating Self-Compassion in Austin, TX

by Lea Seigen Shinraku In April 2011, I was invited to Austin Zen Center to offer a dharma talk and workshop on cultivating self-compassion. You can listen to the talk here.

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Building Community through Self-Compassion

by Lea Seigen Shinraku I wrote an article about self-compassion for the Summer 2010 issue of Turning Wheel, the journal of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. In it I shared some of my experiences with the power of self-compassion, as well as three practices to help cultivate self-compassion in our everyday lives.

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