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Part Two
Part Three

Jeffrey Hopkins

Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., served as the chief interpreter to the Dalai Lama for a decade. A Buddhist scholar-practitioner and the author of more than twenty-five books and translations, he is Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program of Tibetan Buddhism studies in the West. He lives in Charlottesville.

Cultivating Compassion

What compels some people to act compassionately without giving it a second thought, while for others it almost seems against their nature? Cultivating Compassion (review or buy) is Jeffrey Hopkins's eloquent, practical guide to tapping our own potential for caring. Through Buddhist meditations (including the Dalai Lama's favorite), visualizations, and entertaining recollections from his personal journey, Jeffrey Hopkins guides us in developing an awareness of the capacity for love inside us, and learning to project that love into the world around us.