When Things Fall Apart

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ISBN: 0834821001
Release Date: 2000-09-26
Number of pages: 160
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online When Things Fall Apart in PDF and EPUB The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses: · Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage · Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down · Practices for reversing habitual patterns · Methods for working with chaotic situations · Ways for creating effective social action


When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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ISBN: 9780007370085
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Number of pages: 208
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times in PDF and EPUB Pema Chödrön reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances.


When Things Fall Apart

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ISBN: 9781611803891
Release Date: 2016-06
Number of pages: 176
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online When Things Fall Apart in PDF and EPUB Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library. How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart--when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.


When Things Fall Apart

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ISBN: 9781590302262
Release Date: 2005-01-11
Number of pages: 185
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online When Things Fall Apart in PDF and EPUB Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.


The Pocket Pema Chodron

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ISBN: 0834821176
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Number of pages: 176
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online The Pocket Pema Chodron in PDF and EPUB A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.


Broken Open

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ISBN: 9781407060989
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Number of pages: 336
Author: Elizabeth Lesser
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Broken Open in PDF and EPUB 'And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom' Anaïs Nin Elizabeth Lesser shows how it is possible to deal with fearful change or a painful loss and be reborn, like the Phoenix, to a more vibrant and enlightened self. In Broken Open she shares penetrating tales from her own life, the lives of those she has taught and counselled and the lives of friends and family, tales that explore the big challenges of death, illness and divorce, as well as the daily roller coaster rides of relationships, parenting and work. Woven into these stories are quotations from great poets and philosophers. And following them is a toolbox of valuable aids, including meditation, psychological enquiry and spiritual practice. The result is a book that runs the gamut of the human experience, and in a style that is genuine, funny, often heartbreaking, but always inspiring, she shows us how we, too, can allow the pain of adversity to break us open instead of breaking us down, making us bitter or closing our hearts.


Living Beautifully

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ISBN: 9780834828131
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Number of pages: 128
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Living Beautifully in PDF and EPUB We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.


Things Fall Apart

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ISBN: 0435905252
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 148
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Heinemann

Download and read online Things Fall Apart in PDF and EPUB This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.


When it All Falls Apart

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ISBN: 9781616384715
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 202
Author: Riva Tims
Publisher: Charisma Media

Download and read online When it All Falls Apart in PDF and EPUB With a moving account of her own story, Tims shows readers how to face life's most difficult problems and come through in victory. "When It All Falls Apart" is a valuable resource that provides specific and effective strategies to address life's difficult challenges by giving readers a road map to a better tomorrow.


Pema Chodron s Compassion Cards

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ISBN: 9781611803648
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Number of pages: 59
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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No Time to Lose

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ISBN: 0834821109
Release Date: 2007-08-14
Number of pages: 408
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online No Time to Lose in PDF and EPUB Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered readers an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In this new book, she invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. In No Time to Lose Chödrön reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva ( Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy—the key to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Chödrön offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives. Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, this fresh and accessible guide shows us that the path of the bodhisattva is open to each and every one of us. Pema Chödrön urges us to embark on this transformative path today, writing, "There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it."


The Compassion Book

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ISBN: 9781611804201
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Number of pages: 144
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online The Compassion Book in PDF and EPUB "A newly designed reissue of Pema Chodron's Always Maintain a Joyful Mind--featuring everday inspiration drawn from the classic Buddhist practice of lojong and instructive commentaries by Pema for making the lojong teachings a practical part of everyday life. This uniquely accessible presentation of lojong, one of Tibetan Buddhism's most renowned practices, gets at the heart of compassion as only Pema Chodron can. Featuring the 59 pithy lojong slogans and Pema's commentary for everyday practice on each facing page, The Compassion Bookwill serve as a go-to handbook for anyone seeking to instill more love and joy in their lives. In addition, the book will offer readers access to a 45-minute audio download on the related meditation practice of tonglen ("sending and taking") taught by Pema"--


Awakening Loving Kindness

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ISBN: 0834821192
Release Date: 1996-11-05
Number of pages: 208
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Awakening Loving Kindness in PDF and EPUB Based on talks given during a one-month meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey, this book contains teachings that were intended to inspire and encourage practitioners to remain wholeheartedly awake to everything that occurs and to use the abundant material of daily life as their primary teacher and guide. The message for the retreat participants—and for the reader as well—is to be with oneself without embarrassment or harshness. This is instruction on how to love oneself and one's world. This Shambhala Pocket Classic is an abridged version of The Wisdom of No Escape.


On the Path to Enlightenment

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ISBN: 9780834828537
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Number of pages: 384
Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online On the Path to Enlightenment in PDF and EPUB Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that "when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.’" Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound and inspiring teachings from across these traditions. The selected teachings are taken from the sources of the traditions, including the Buddha himself, Nagarjuna, Guru Rinpoche, Atisha, Shantideva, and Asanga; from great masters of the past, including Thogme Zangpo, the Fifth Dalai Lama, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and Sakya Pandita; and from contemporary masters, including the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche. They address such topics as the nature of the mind; the foundations of taking refuge, generating altruistic compassion, acquiring merit, and following a teacher; view, meditation, and action; and how to remove obstacles and make progress on the path.


The Places That Scare You

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ISBN: 9781590304495
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 186
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online The Places That Scare You in PDF and EPUB The author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart offers insightful and compassionate advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light. Reprint.