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Buddhism and Relationships: 3 Stages to Heal a Broken Heart

April 28, 2010   |   235 Comments

(handy for working with strong emotions in general) Nothing feels worse than a broken heart, the kind you get when someone you love ends the relationship. Feelings of shame, remorse, grief, rage, and terror can overwhelm even the most stable human being. Heartbreak has the power to reframe a workable life as a disaster. Surprisingly, Buddhism has a tremendous amount... READ MORE

Songs for the sad at heart

April 26, 2010   |   1 Comment

Change Gonna Come Sam Cooke The Dark End of the Street James Carr I Can’t Stand The Rain Ann Peebles I Can’t Stop Loving You Freddy Fender I’ve Been Loving You Too Long Otis Redding There Is An End The Greenhornes & Holly Golightly What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? Jimmy Ruffin When I Get Like This Five Royales Whole... READ MORE

Pema Chodron on Awakened Heart

April 20, 2010   |   1 Comment

Read this today on Dennis Hunter’s thoughtful, helpful blog, One Human Journey, where he writes about his spiritual journey which includes hearing amazing talks from Ani Pema at Gampo Abbey. Click here to read the rest of the post. A few days ago, Pema Chodron gave a teaching at the Abbey in which she defined the aspiration of bodhicitta in... READ MORE

New Dimensions Radio

April 12, 2010   |   2 Comments

I’m very proud that my interview with Justine Toms of the legendary New Dimensions Media will be broadcast on April 14. We went deep. There is an audio excerpt here. Listening options are here.

Three Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

April 5, 2010   |   15 Comments

In January and February I drove across the country giving talks on what heals a broken heart. The talks were based on my new book, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Well, what is the wisdom of a broken heart then? How can something that feels so outrageously awful contain any intelligence whatsoever? Why would anyone want to do anything... READ MORE

Radio Interview with Irene Rawlings

March 23, 2010   |   2 Comments

A very different interview with the lovely Irene Rawlings on KBCO in Denver. Specifically about working with heartbreak. In two parts, appropriately enough. Part 1 Part 2

Radio Interview with Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

March 23, 2010   |   Leave a reply

When in Lexington, KY last month, I did this interview with the lovely poet Katerina Stokoya-Klemer. She interviews writers for her show, Accents. (Her own accent is pretty awesome.) She interviewed me about my work from a literary perspective. This was a first for me and I enjoyed it very, very much. I also read a short chapter from the book. Here is... READ MORE

Talking w @JenLouden…

February 8, 2010   |   5 Comments

While I stayed at Jennifer Louden’s house, we talked about heartbreak, writing, and teaching. Plus she and Bob cooked for me and let me do laundry. It was awesome. Untitled from jennifer louden on Vimeo.

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