Creating a Culture of Tenderness

Embracing Our Kinship with All of Life
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Join two beloved spiritual luminaries for a conversation full of kinship, laughter, and joyful truths
What do a Jesuit priest and a Buddhist nun have in common? It may sound like the opening to a joke, but it’s actually the question that initiated an extraordinary spiritual collaboration.
Father Greg Boyle and Pema Chödrön came together in a night of interfaith conversation for a great cause: aiding Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest rehabilitation, re-entry, and job training program for former gang members. Originally founded by Father Greg in 1992, Homeboy Industries has helped thousands of people find renewed hope after leaving gang life.
Now, Father Greg and Pema present Creating a Culture of Tenderness, an audio program devoted to what it means to embody one’s principles in the world. Co-teaching for the first time, here they offer an inspiring dialogue on recognizing each other’s innate humanity, the power of second chances, the profound connections between the world’s faiths, and how in service to others we can discover the most vital spiritual truths. 
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Contents 2 CDs (1 hour, 48 minutes) Audio Download (1 hour, 48 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Dimensions 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
Product Code AW05763D AW05763W
ISBN Number 978-1-68364-332-6 978-1-68364-333-3
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Pema Chödrön

About Pema Chödrön

Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

Greg Boyle

About Greg Boyle

Father Greg Boyle is a Jesuit priest, native Angeleno, and the founder of Homeboy Industries. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (Free Press, 2011) and Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship (Simon & Schuster, 2017). More at