No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780834821101
ISBN 13: 0834821109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time to Lose Book Review:

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."

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1590308433
ISBN 13: 9781590308431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking the Leap Book Review:

Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

Practicing Peace in Times of War

Practicing Peace in Times of War
Author: Pema Chodron,Sandy Boucher
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2007-01
ISBN 10: 1590305000
ISBN 13: 9781590305003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing Peace in Times of War Book Review:

"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chodron in her inspiring and accessible new book, which draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression and war.

The Pocket Pema Ch dr n

The Pocket Pema Ch  dr  n
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 1611804426
ISBN 13: 9781611804423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Pema Ch dr n Book Review:

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.

Don t Bite the Sun

Don t Bite the Sun
Author: Tanith Lee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 0575120444
ISBN 13: 9780575120440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Bite the Sun Book Review:

It's jang to be wild and sexy and reckless and teen-age. It's jang to do daredevil tricks and even get killed a few times...you could always come alive again. It's jang to change your body, to switch your sex, to do anything you want to keep up with the crowd. But there comes a time when you begin to think about serious things, to want to do something valid. And that's when you find out there are rules beyond the rules and that the world is something else than all they'd taught you.

The Compassion Book

The Compassion Book
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 0834840642
ISBN 13: 9780834840645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Compassion Book Book Review:

The revered Buddhist teacher and author of When Things Fall Apart presents the lojong teachings and the ways in which they can enrich our lives Welcome compassion and fearlessness as your guide, and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. In The Compassion Book, Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. For centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have relied on these teachings to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. The lojong teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, such as “Always maintain only a joyful mind,” “Don’t be swayed by external circumstances,” “Don’t try to be the fastest,” and “Be grateful to everyone.” This book presents each of these slogans and includes Pema’s clear, succinct guidance on how to understand them—and how they can enrich our lives. It also features a forty-five-minute downloadable audio program entitled “Opening the Heart,” in which Pema offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 1611806054
ISBN 13: 9781611806052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of No Escape Book Review:

The “down-to-earth, unsentimental, [and] high-humored” Pema Chödrön classic on learning to face our lives just as they are (Los Angeles Times) It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves—and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms is simple but not easy: we must learn to open ourselves up to life in all its manifestations. Here, spiritual teacher and When Things Fall Apart author Pema Chödrön presents a uniquely practical approach to doing just that, showing us the true value in having “no escape” from the ups and downs of life. Drawing from her own experiences with marriage, divorce, motherhood, and more, Pema reveals that when we embrace the happiness and heartache, the inspiration and confusion—all the twists and turns that are part of natural life—we can begin to discover a true wellspring of courageous love that’s been within our hearts all along. As she writes in chapter four: “Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.”

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2005-01-11
ISBN 10: 1590302265
ISBN 13: 9781590302262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Fall Apart Book Review:

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.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence
Author: Samira A. El-Sayed Mansour
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1457546787
ISBN 13: 9781457546785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotional Intelligence Book Review:

Whether in a familial setting or the workplace, emotional intelligence is the key to success. As an energizing power, it helps us not only maintain healthy social relations but also achieve self-satisfaction and self-actualization. In her book Emotional Intelligence: the Road to Success, Dr. Samira A. Mansour guides the reader through the benefits and effective use of emotional intelligence in a variety of situations, including cross-culture communication, family interaction, socialization of children, sociocultural negotiation, and organizational management. The book also includes a self-scoring assessment test covering three aspects of emotional intelligence. Success and productivity cannot be determined by IQ alone. By using EQ, or emotional intelligence, readers of all backgrounds can better understand and assess the behaviors, attitudes, motivations, lifestyles, management styles, interpersonal skills, and potentialities of those around them. Emotional Intelligence: the Road to Success will show them how.

First Bite

First Bite
Author: Bee Wilson
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0465073905
ISBN 13: 9780465073900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Bite Book Review:

We are not born knowing what to eat; as omnivores it is something we each have to figure out for ourselves. From childhood onward, we learn how big a "portion" is and how sweet is too sweet. We learn to enjoy green vegetables -- or not. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. Taking the reader on a journey across the globe, Wilson introduces us to people who can only eat foods of a certain color; prisoners of war whose deepest yearning is for Mom's apple pie; a nine year old anosmia sufferer who has no memory of the flavor of her mother's cooking; toddlers who will eat nothing but hotdogs and grilled cheese sandwiches; and researchers and doctors who have pioneered new and effective ways to persuade children to try new vegetables. Wilson examines why the Japanese eat so healthily, whereas the vast majority of teenage boys in Kuwait have a weight problem -- and what these facts can tell Americans about how to eat better. The way we learn to eat holds the key to why food has gone so disastrously wrong for so many people. But Wilson also shows that both adults and children have immense potential for learning new, healthy eating habits. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits, First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1292310561
ISBN 13: 9781292310565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outsiders Book Review:

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

Verity

Verity
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 153872474X
ISBN 13: 9781538724743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Verity Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller The Globe and Mail Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us. Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night her family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents could devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue loving her.

Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 161180597X
ISBN 13: 9781611805970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Where You Are Book Review:

The perennially helpful guide to transforming our pains and difficulties into opportunities for genuine joy and personal growth, from the beloved Buddhist nun and author of When Things Fall Apart We all want to be fearless, joyful, and fully alive. And we all know that it’s not so easy. We’re bombarded every day with false promises of ways to make our lives better—buy this, go here, eat this, don’t do that; the list goes on and on. But Pema Chödrön shows that, until we get to the heart of who we are and really make friends with ourselves, everything we do will always be superficial. In this perennial self-help bestseller, Pema offers down-to-earth guidance on how we can go beyond the fleeting attempts to “fix” our pain and, instead, to take our lives as they are as the only path to achieve what we all yearn for most deeply—to embrace rather than deny the difficulties of our lives. These teachings, framed around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, point us directly to our own hearts and minds, such as “Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment,” “Be grateful to everyone,” and “Don’t expect applause.” By working with these slogans as everyday meditations, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our own inner pain and discover true joy, holistic well-being, and unshakeable confidence.

Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 0834828138
ISBN 13: 9780834828131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Beautifully Book Review:

Best-selling author and spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön shares life-changing practices for living with wisdom, confidence, and integrity amidst confusing situations and uncertain times. We live in difficult times. Life so often seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy our world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the comfortable—to our deep-seated habits and familiar ways? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more powerful experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the “Three Commitments”—provide a treasure trove of wisdom for learning to step right into the unknown, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live an openhearted life, but we find that we begin to naturally and more effectively reach out to help and heal all those around us.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2012-05
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times

When Things Fall Apart  Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN 10: 0007370083
ISBN 13: 9780007370085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times Book Review:

Pema Chödrön reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances.

My Crocodile Does Not Bite

My Crocodile Does Not Bite
Author: Joe Kulka
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1467709557
ISBN 13: 9781467709552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Crocodile Does Not Bite Book Review:

Ernest's crocodile does not bite! It's very well trained. But when Ernest brings the crocodile to the school's pet show, his rival Cindy Lou gets very rude.Cindy Lou is sure her poodle Fifi will win best in show. She doesn't think Ernest's croc should be allowed to compete. But Ernest and his friend have some tricks prepared. They're going to prove that when a crocodile's not busy biting, it can really put on a show!

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1611808685
ISBN 13: 9781611808681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcoming the Unwelcome Book Review:

From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

How to Meditate

How to Meditate
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN 10: 8184958056
ISBN 13: 9788184958058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Meditate Book Review:

More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Comfortable with Uncertainty
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1590305558
ISBN 13: 9781590305553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comfortable with Uncertainty Book Review:

Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of the 108-day retreat, a Tibetan Buddhist nun offers instruction and meditations for achieving compassion and awareness in everyday living.