What People Are Saying…
“Radhule has given us a user-friendly and at the same time profound set of practices to increase our compassion not only for others but for ourselves. We also learn to appreciate the healthy psychological foundations of spirituality.”
“Heartwork is a beautifully written, reader-friendly guide to practical mindfulness. It is especially good at making compassion a livable rule of life in a challenging world. The many stories, including Radhule’s, stay with me. She is a good storyteller and obviously practices the compassion she teaches, especially compassion for oneself.”
“In her practice as a psychotherapist and mindfulness meditation teacher, Radhule Weininger guides her patients along the path of personal transformation through the practice of compassion and self-compassion. From the experience of that work comes Heartwork, a book that weaves together Weininger’s work and personal journey, wisdom teachings and hands-on exercises. Conveyed through prose that is accessible to readers from a range of spiritual traditions and backgrounds, Weininger presents her insights on the methods she has found useful for identifying the roots of the issues we are all grappling with, as a first step towards addressing them through practice and perseverance. Shining through every chapter is the author’s desire to help reduce the suffering that is the common thread connecting humanity.”
“In its clear, inviting, and practical way, this book can change your life. Drawing on her years of combining mindfulness with the expansive power of compassion, Radhule Weininger brings us practices that serve to free us from fear, despair, self-hate and other oppressive mind-states. Her three-part book begins with the rare, poignant journey that led her to these discoveries, and then, after their various forms are carefully set forth, concludes with nine real-life stories of how different people have put them to use. Heartwork helps me to be more present to each moment, more mindful of each encounter. I am especially grateful for the importance given to intention and motive in shaping what we accomplish and whom we become.”
“While many give lip service to the value of compassion toward self and others, few have so generously offered the sustained loving attention Radhule Weininger has to studying its cultivation. Through compelling stories and easy-to-follow exercises, Weininger, a gifted therapist and a practiced Buddhist, shares how we can nourish compassion in our daily lives. Take time with this wise book and engage its guided meditations and queries to help ground your life in the wellsprings of compassion.”
“Radhule Weininger offers a tremendous gift in her book, Heartwork, which weaves together the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection, and the effectiveness of years of practical clincial appliciaton. The wealth of ideas and practices presented in this illuminating work will be of benefit and will help transform our individual and collective lives.”
“There is no healing without heartwork, intimately tending to the wounds we’ve been avoiding for so long. In this powerful and beautiful book, Radhule Weininger will help you find the courage, pathways and clarity needed to embrace this life with love.”
“This book is brimming with compassion! It’s filled with countless practical exercises, heartfelt stories, and wise guidance for living with an open heart. Radhule beautifully guides us on a journey home to ourselves.”
The technique called self-compassion can be the greatest of blessings because the compassion you learn to apply to yourself naturally extends to all the other people in your life. With nine simple mindfulness practices Radhule Weininger provides a step-by-step course in self-compassion to live from that place of intelligent kindness in the face of life’s difficulties. Using stories drawn from her own life and those of others she shows that, with the right intention and practice, we can all deepen our capacity to respond skillfully to our own suffering and thus to that of others and our world.
Weininger is firmly convinced that the human heart can grow in compassion for self and others; it can nurture openness and empathy in us as well. The author has created a series of mindfulness meditations to cope with a variety of situations including self-criticism, old family wounds, feeling betrayed, money problems, and rage or sadness.