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Open Heart


Tuesdays, May 2-23
7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Fee: $90
Ani Palmo Rybicki, Instructor

Compassion—sympathy for the suffering of others and the desire to free them from it—is wrestled with in all spiritual traditions. Yet how does one actually become a compassionate person? What are the mechanisms by which a selfish heart is transformed into a generous heart? In this acclaimed bestseller, His Holiness the Dalai Lama writes simply and powerfully about the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion, offering a clear, practical, inspiring introduction to the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

-From the cover

Join us in a thoughtful reading and discussion of this text, led by Buddhist nun and native Clevelander Ani Palmo Rybicki.

Text: An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 

You can purchase the books online at and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to River’s Edge. You can also borrow them from the Cleveland Public Library, which has all of them in stock.

Please read the Introduction, Chapter 1, “The Desire for Happiness” and Chapter 2, “Meditation, a Beginning”, in advance of the first class.

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