A Fierce Heart
Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment
RELIGION / Buddhism / Theravada
Nov 05, 2019
5.44 x 8.44 x 0.53 in | 0.52 lb
Hay House Inc.
- Author Bio
With stories from south central LA to the jungles of Peru, A Fierce Heart offers deep and honest reflections on compassion and suffering by one of the country’s most powerful mindfulness teachers.
“Washam brings considerable gifts for conveying her vision of personal change and offers vivid, inspiring testimony to the power of Buddhism (and other wisdom traditions) to help heal suffering.”
- Publishers Weekly
“Amidst uncertain times we need strong and inspiring medicine. In A Fierce Heart, you will find this medicine: beautiful teachings and heartfelt stories that can transform your day and change your life.”
- from the Foreword by Jack Kornfield
With stories from south central LA to the jungles of Peru, these deep and honest reflections by one of the country’s most powerful mindfulness teachers focus on compassion as the fiercest and most effective response to suffering.
Spring Washam is a founder of the East Bay Meditation Center, the most diverse and accessible meditation center in the United States. In A Fierce Heart, she shares her contemporary, unique interpretation of the Buddha’s 2,500-year-old teachings that get to the heart of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. Woven throughout the book are stories from her life, family, and community, along with soulful and unexpected stories of compassion in action from all over the world. The life-saving teachings of this charismatic teacher are universal; her honesty, enthusiasm, and energy are a balm.
Emerging new voice in Buddhism.
Foreword by eminent Buddhist writer, Jack Kornfield.
Interest in Buddhism and plant medicine is growing.
Mentors include acclaimed author and Buddhist practitioner Jack Kornfield and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker.
Previous ISBN: 9781937006761
Marketing: Spring has participated in The Power of Ceremony webinar with Alberto Villoldo (Hay House) and The Wisdom of the Body Summit (Sounds True).
Spring will seek an endorsement from Dan Harris at ABC News.
Past media appearances include Dan Harris’s 10% Happier podcast (July 2018), as well as other podcasts including Talk Healthy Today, Hacking the Self, and Medicine Path Podcast.
Hay House will enact a social media campaign (via HH’s 4 Facebook pages and Instagram account) promoting Spring Washam and A Fierce Heart that will initially reach an audience of 4.9 million followers. The expected social media reach over the duration of the campaign is 14.7 million followers.
Hay House will offer PR support, targeting mind, body, and spirit outlets.
Author Website: springwasham.com
Author Social Media: FB: 2,334, Insta: 2,084, Email: 4,600
“Washam brings considerable gifts for conveying her vision of personal change and offers vivid, inspiring testimony to the power of Buddhism.”
“A book whose time is an eternal now: sacred help, made beautifully accessible, by the wild and determined spirit of a no-nonsense female teacher.”
“Beautiful teachings and heartfelt stories that can transform your day and change your life.”