228. Heart Medicine with Radhule Weininger

Why do we find ourselves in long-standing, repetitive patterns that lead to pain over and over again? Why do we continually engage in behaviors and choose experiences that cause us harm? And, more importantly, how do we stop these patterns of suffering? Dr. Radhule Weininger, Buddhist psychologist and author of Heart Medicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom–At Last, answers these questions and more on this episode of POTC. Together, Radhule and Diana discuss how and why we engage in painful patterns, how to transform them, and more! Pause with us today and listen in for an insightful conversation about how to use mindfulness and psychology to find freedom today.

Listen and Learn:

  • Diana and Jill discuss the intersecting and overlapping processes that can be found among Eastern spiritual traditions, Western ideologies, and common therapeutic and psychological perspectives
  • The story behind the Dalai Lama’s foreword in Radhule’s book
  • Why Radhule chose to study long-standing, painful, repetitive patterns we humans engage in so frequently (and how those patterns may look in your life right now!)
  • What it means to be “LRRPed” and practical advice for noticing when it’s happening
  • Practical strategies for getting untangled from painful, long-standing patterns within relationships
  • Radhule’s expert method for working with individuals around painful resentments in service of moving towards freedom and forgiveness
  • Different types of awareness and tips and tricks for more thoroughly engaging in them


About Radhule Weininger:

Dr. Radhule Weininger

Radhule Weininger, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. She is the co-founder and guiding teacher of the non-profit, Mindful Heart Programs which offers a safe refuge for meditation and education programs in mindfulness, meditation, and nature connection in the Santa Barbara area. Radhule has a full-time psychotherapy office where she integrates psychodynamic, Jungian, and Gestalt psychotherapies to treat individuals and groups. She also teaches a variety of seminars in which she makes Buddhist Mindfulness and Compassion practices accessible and relevant to 21st-century modern life concerns. Radhule spearheaded with her husband Michael Kearney, MD the “Solidarity and Compassion Project,” whose vision is to nourish and sustain us in our attempt to support those who are left vulnerable in our society while discerning the values that we want to go forward with an attitude of integrity and caring. Check out her books, Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion-9 Practices for Opening the Heart, and her latest book, Heart Medicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom–At Last.

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Episode 228