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"Washam brings considerable gifts for conveying her vision of personal change and offers vivid, inspiring testimony to the power of Buddhism (and other wisdom traditions) to help heal suffering." (Publishers Weekly)

"Amidst uncertain times we need strong and inspiring medicine. In A Fierce Heart, you will find this medicine: beautiful teachings and heartfelt stories that can transform your day and change your life."

- from the Foreword by Jack Kornfield

With stories from south central LA to the jungles of Peru, these deep and honest reflections by one of the country's most powerful mindfulness teachers focus on compassion as the fiercest and most effective response to suffering.

Spring Washam is a founder of the East Bay Meditation Center, the most diverse and accessible meditation center in the United States. In A Fierce Heart, she shares her contemporary, unique interpretation of the Buddha's 2,500-year-old teachings that get to the heart of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. Woven throughout the book are stories from her life, family, and community, along with soulful and unexpected stories of compassion in action from all over the world. The life-saving teachings of this charismatic teacher are universal; her honesty, enthusiasm, and energy are a balm.

©2020 Hay House, Inc. (P)2020 Hay House, Inc.

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  • Aaron M. Fabun
  • 31-01-21

inspirational

I loved this book. Spring is a guiding light and a blessing. Truly inspiring and highly recommended.

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  • Aundrea Veney
  • 04-11-20

Soulful and refreshing

I loved this book and it came at the perfect time. Powerful reminder of our ability to heal all things for change.

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  • JadeLove
  • 05-05-20

Spiritual Journey for the Urban Soul

Great book for encouragement for the people that grow up in diversity seeking Similar experiences and guidance to persevere. Growing up in urban neighborhoods you dont see many seeking enlightenment and this was perfect.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-20

Just what I needed to hear

I have been a fan of Spring for some years now. I found her wonderful talks on the Dharma Seeds website years ago. I was so excited to find out she wrote a book about her journey to Buddhism and mediation. Her message is pure love. Spring's sweet , gentle voice is the cherry on the sundae of this beautiful book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-03-21

Lovely Book

Really glad I found this book. It’s really beautiful, thank you. It has given me hope.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-21

A wonderful nourishment for you body, mind & soul

A beautiful book to nourish your body, mind & soul, whether you need a gentle flicker or something deeper.