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Image of green banner with details for event on Monday, October 25, 6pm  Vroman’s Local Author Day featuring Jared Seide and José L. Recio

This is a virtual event and will take place on Crowdcast
Register for FREE ahead of time to save your spot and get an email reminder! Scroll down to purchase your copy of the book from Vroman's.

EVENT LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jared-seide-jose-recio

Jared Seide presents Where Compassion Begins
Compassion is sometimes confused with empathy, or even sympathy. It is neither, though it includes some aspects of both. Compassion begins when we allow ourselves to really hear and attune to suffering, that of others, as well as ourselves. And hearing and perceiving this anguish, we are moved to do something about it. What takes compassion beyond sympathy or empathy is that it includes action, action that is considered, skillful and beneficial.
Council is a foundational practice that builds our capacity to perceive the experience of others and invites us to pay attention. When we listen differently to someone’s story, without judging, we create the conditions for compassion to arise. Council asks us to lean in, to learn ways we can skillfully attend to the pain we recognize in ourselves and others, and to do something helpful in response. This book is an invitation to build the muscle of compassion, through exercises and practices that enhance our capacity to listen from the heart and, in so doing, take care of ourselves and those around us.

José L. Recio presents Transitions
 is a book of mainstream fiction, written in the tradition of the short stories classics. Like Joseph Conrad, the author of “Transitions” put fictional characters in situations different from his own experiences but suitable to trigger the same or very similar set of emotions when dealing with those situations.

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Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Where Compassion Begins: Foundational Practices to Enhance Mindfulness, Attention and Listening from the Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781737462200
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jared Seide - June 19th, 2021
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Transitions: Twenty-Four Bilingual Short Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954351462
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Adelaide Books - January 30th, 2021
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