The School for Broken Hearts

The School for Broken Hearts


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Every person's life is a journey toward themselves.

The School for Broken Hearts, founded by bestselling mega-monk Haemin Sunim, provides a safe and caring space for people going through a difficult stage in life. Following on from his first two immensely successful books (where the first was about slowing down, and the second was about accepting imperfection), this time, it's about finding one's path.

In this book, which offers ancient wisdom for modern living and embodies Haemin's trademark mixture of illustrations, narrative, quotes, poems, aphorisms, he shows how you too can find both inner tranquillity and "small but certain happiness", whatever burden you are carrying - be that a broken relationship, an unmanageable work/life balance or a painful bereavement. Along the way there are chapters on Self-Knowledge, Family, Friends, and Loneliness, and as Haemin proves, when our minds grow tranquil, everything becomes clearer; we can be healed of our pain and live our best lives.

© Haemin Sunim 2023 (P) Penguin Audio 2023

About the author

Haemin Sunim

Haemin Sunim is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers 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. He has more than a million followers on Twitter (@haeminsunim) and Facebook and lives in Seoul when not traveling to share his teachings. In Korea, The Things You Can See sold more than three million copies and spent 41 weeks at Number One. Love For Imperfect Things was Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller.
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