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Love for Imperfect Things: The Power of Self-Care

Talk and Book Signing with Haemin Sunim

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

When you care for yourself first, the world finds you worthy of care.

Buddhist teacher Haemin Sunim (whose name means “spontaneous wisdom”) draws on his years of helping others to introduce us to the art of self-care. When we set our intention to treat ourselves with compassion, empathy, and forgiveness, we learn to treat others the same way. This practice empowers us to connect with people on a deeper level, bounce back from failure, deal gracefully with negative emotions, and find the courage to pursue what really makes us happy.

The talk will be followed by a book signing for his book Love for Imperfect Things.


“Life isn’t a hundred-meter race against your friends, but a lifelong marathon against yourself.”

—Haemin Sunim


About the Speakers

Haemin Sunim is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in the world. Born in South Korea, he came to the United States to study film, only to find himself pulled into the spiritual life. Educated at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He has more than 1 million followers on Twitter (@haeminsunim) and Facebook and is one of Greatist’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. His books—The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, which has been published in more than thirty languages, and Love for Imperfect Things—have sold more than 4 million copies and are popular as guides on meditation and overcoming the challenges of everyday life. When not traveling to share his teachings, Haemin Sunim lives in Seoul, where he founded the School of Broken Hearts, a nonprofit that offers group counseling and meditation for people experiencing challenges in life.

Book + Tickets: $45.00

Member Book + Tickets: $36.00


Tickets include the book, Love for Imperfect Things, by Haemin Sunim


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