When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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Shambhala, 2000 - Philosophy - 148 pages
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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

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When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Library)

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Pema Chodron, a student of Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche and Abbot of Gampo Abbey, has written the Tibetan Buddhist equivalent of Harold Kushner's famous book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. As the ... Read full review

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An American Buddhist nun and author (Start Where You Are, LJ 6/1/94), Chodron here passes on the teachings of the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, advising a loving kindness toward oneself and ... Read full review

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Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.

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