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Oct. 26, 2020

Everyday Buddhism 51 - Steady, Calm and Brave with Kimberly Brown

Everyday Buddhism 51 - Steady, Calm and Brave with Kimberly Brown

25 Practices for Resilience and Wisdom


Join me in conversation with Kimberly Brown as we discuss her new book, Steady, Calm and Brave, a handbook of healing tools to help us through the fraught times of 2020—and beyond. In a delightfully honest and personal conversation, Kimberly shares how seeing students, friends, neighbors, and family afraid, disheartened, and sad, at the beginning of the pandemic was the motivation for writing the book.

Kimberly shares her personal experience with trauma and how metta, body-based, and self-compassion Buddhist and pyschotherapeutic practices helped heal her and formed the intention for her to become a teacher of these practices.

The practices Kimberly shares are a true Bodhisattva offering. She explains her motivation to not only reduce stress, deal with difficult emotions, and care for yourself and your loved ones, but to help recognize your gifts of deep wisdom, compassion, and courage. And these gifts will animate "your words, actions, and presence...to help reveal our healthy and equitable world. Remember, only everyone can save us—and we're everyone."

Kimberly Brown website: Meditation with Heart

Book: Steady, Calm, and Brave: 25 Practices of Resilience and Wisdom in a Crisis