lessons from a buddhist monk

3.30pm, Saturday 26th January

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Many of us respond to the pressures of modern life by trying to do better or work harder, hoping that this will make us happier.  But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves.  Zen Buddhist monk and bestselling author, Haemin Sunim, argues that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have a fulfilling life.  Haemin Sunim is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers in the world. Born in South Korea and educated at Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

Love for Imperfect Things is published by Penguin in January 2019

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