First Invite Love In - Praise

40 Time-Tested Tools for Creating a More Compassionate Life

“Penor Rinpoche, was the head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and with the able assistance of Harvard graduate Tana Pesso, his precious techniques can now reach a wide audience. Anyone with aspirations to be more kind, to cause less harm, and to create less suffering will find the right tools in this wise book. Forty building blocks to be erected one at a time in a logical sequence, like an athlete training for the Olympics. Each step asks that you first and foremost ‘invite love in.’ Only then can you later ‘send love out’ and, finally, ‘seal with a vow and rejoice.’ This very practical book is an excellent how-to guide to connecting to a renewable resource of compassionate energy.”—Mandala

First Invite Love In is a clear, practical handbook that will genuinely help anyone who reads it and follows its exercises. It is an especially important guide at a time when so many lack confidence about how to go beyond fear and uncertainty.”—Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of Insight Meditation and author of Faith and Lovingkindness

“The short exercises presented here will benefit anyone who is able to practice them.”—Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, holder of the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage and author of Turning the Mind into an Ally

“A marvelous, practical book, unlike anything else out there—the ultimate how-to manual for nurturing kindness and compassion. The authors’ enthusiasm for compassion is contagious!”—Deborah Schoeberlein, author of Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

“What this guide offers in return for your effort is a way to live harmoniously, at peace with yourself and also those around you.”—Writing Without Paper