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.”

The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2010-03
ISBN 10: 1590307933
ISBN 13: 9781590307939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of No Escape Book Review:

An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2001-08-21
ISBN 10: 9780834821095
ISBN 13: 0834821095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of No Escape Book Review:

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 lies in remaining open to life in all circumstances, and here Pema Chödrön shows us how. Because when we embrace the happiness and suffering, intelligence and confusion that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a wellspring of courageous love within our hearts.

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.

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.

Great Eastern Sun

Great Eastern Sun
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2001-07-17
ISBN 10: 9780834821354
ISBN 13: 0834821354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Eastern Sun Book Review:

"In Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Chögyam Trungpa offers an inspiring and practical guide to enlightened living based on the Shambhala journey of warriorship, a secular path taught internationally through the Shambhala Training program. Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala is a continuation of that path. Shambhala was an exploration of human goodness and its potential to create an enlightened society—a state that the author calls "nowness." And in that spirit of nowness, Great Eastern Sun—which is accessible to meditators and nonmeditators alike—centers on the question, "Since we're here, how are we going to live from now on?"

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.

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.

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.

The Wisdom of Anxiety

The Wisdom of Anxiety
Author: Sheryl Paul
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1683643364
ISBN 13: 9781683643364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Anxiety Book Review:

A counselor in the depth psychology tradition shows readers there's nothing to fear from anxiety “The Wisdom of Anxiety serves as a well-lit pathway to the truth of who we are and to how to navigate life when paralyzed by anxiety, depression, overwhelm, and a sense of hopelessness.” —Alanis Morissette, singer-songwriter Work anxiety. Relationship anxiety. Social anxiety. World anxiety. Money anxiety. Health anxiety. How does reading those words make you feel? All too often, when we experience the things that give us anxiety, our first instinct is to try to run away or numb out from feeling them. But what if the unpleasant feelings you want to turn away from are actually vital sources of information about your well-being? In The Wisdom of Anxiety, counselor Sheryl Paul examines the deeper meaning of the racing thoughts, sweaty palms, and insomnia that accompany the uncertain moments of our lives. No one likes to feel anxiety—and yet, Paul asserts it can be a remarkably direct messenger of our subconscious. Here you will learn how you can pause and listen to your anxieties to discover inner truths that you’ve been avoiding. This lyrically written book not only considers the many forms anxieties can take, but also provides deep-dive practices for addressing them at their roots. Here you will learn: The nature of intrusive thoughts and how to manage them. How to explore states of loneliness, apathy, regret, and shame without being caught up in them. Feeling anxiety around feeling good? Discover why and what to do about it. How to cultivate your own loving inner parent. Why anxiety can arise from boredom and longing. How to create healthy and meaningful personal rituals to relieve anxiety. Navigating the many sources of anxiety in relationships. Whether it’s worry around raising children, nervousness about world events, or any other way anxiety manifests, The Wisdom of Anxiety can help you uncover the true source of your discomfort and find the rich self-knowledge within.

Awakening Loving Kindness

Awakening Loving Kindness
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-11-05
ISBN 10: 9780834821194
ISBN 13: 0834821192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awakening Loving Kindness Book Review:

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.

The Places That Scare You

The Places That Scare You
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1590304497
ISBN 13: 9781590304495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Places That Scare You Book Review:

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.

Hagakure

Hagakure
Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0834827875
ISBN 13: 9780834827875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hagakure Book Review:

Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an eighteenth-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Nabeshima clan to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought. The original Hagakure consists of over 1,300 short texts that Tsunetomo dictated to a younger samurai over a seven-year period. William Scott Wilson has selected and translated here three hundred of the most representative of those texts to create an accessible distillation of this guide for samurai. No other translator has so thoroughly and eruditely rendered this text into English. For this edition, Wilson has added a new introduction that casts Hagakure in a different light than ever before. Tsunetomo refers to bushido as "the Way of death," a description that has held a morbid fascination for readers over the years. But in Tsunetomo’s time, bushido was a nuanced concept that related heavily to the Zen concept of muga, the "death" of the ego. Wilson’s revised introduction gives the historical and philosophical background for that more metaphorical reading of Hagakure, and through this lens, the classic takes on a fresh and nuanced appeal.

The Zen Revolution

The Zen Revolution
Author: Won Il
Publsiher: H. Grevemberg
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-04-02
ISBN 10: 1451562357
ISBN 13: 9781451562354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zen Revolution Book Review:

The American spirit of self-reliance goes hand in hand with the mystical tradition of Zen -- yet it hasn't found its own bare wire. The best revolution, and the domain of the Zen adept, is an inner one. The Zen Revolution reads like a novel, each compelling chapter revealing another nuance -- the whole gamut, from origin to fiery culmination. Delving into both the spiritual and worldly aspects with equal candor, The Zen Revolution takes on the basic question of existence, perhaps the most important question we face. There's a new adventure in every chapter, leading to an eventual breakthrough -- something nearly unheard of in the Zen literature of the West

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.

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.

Start Where You Are How to accept yourself and others

Start Where You Are  How to accept yourself and others
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN 10: 0007386117
ISBN 13: 9780007386116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Where You Are How to accept yourself and others Book Review:

Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart, from bestselling author Pema Chodron. With insight and humour, she presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion towards others.

The Path

The Path
Author: Michael Padilla
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-02
ISBN 10: 9781522847403
ISBN 13: 1522847405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path Book Review:

Cristian Vega has a talent very few people know about: he's a musician. And he's quite good. The problem he faces is that he has no confidence in himself and is overly concerned about what others think of him, and this fear of rejection has turned Cristian into an introvert. The day after his nineteenth birthday, Cristian receives a call from his girlfriend who tells him that she's met someone else. Confining himself to his bedroom, Cristian has become an emotional wreck and vows to never allow himself to fall in love again. After calling his cousin in an attempt to get his mind off of his ex-girlfriend, Cristian sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever. And it all begins with the meeting of a girl... Emma Turner is quite sick of dating the same kind of man-tall, clean-cut and handsome-and every guy she meets seems more interested in trying to impress her than they are in learning anything about her. When Cristian Vega begins attending the same church as her, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. None of her friends understands her attraction to Cristian and they are sure to tell her that every chance they get. Emma's problem isn't in getting her friends to accept Cristian, her bigger issue is in getting Cristian to admit his feelings to her before the successes of being a musician tears them apart. THE PATH tells the story of overcoming one's fear of rejection in order to pursue one's dream regardless of what may come.

The Dragon s Path

The Dragon s Path
Author: Bob Mlynek
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2012-12-28
ISBN 10: 9781481821063
ISBN 13: 1481821067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragon s Path Book Review:

Gentry was a simple baker who knew there was more to life but did not know what it was or how to get there. One day, a traveler came to town and told Gentry that he is seeking The Destination. However, the traveler provides a warning. The path to The Destination is guarded by dragons that only seek to take travelers off of the path. Armed with a scroll, a shield and a sword, Gentry sets out on his quest. As Gentry heads towards The Destination, he is expecting to face fierce dragons that he heard so many stories about growing up. He pictured himself doing battle with a large scaly beast. But what he found surprised him. The dragons were not the fire breathing animal he expected but much more deceiving. Gentry had to face each dragon before he can travel on towards The Destination or be sent back to the town as a failure. Each dragon, however, has a different name and affect on Gentry. He must use the wisdom he finds in the scroll in order to defeat each of the dragons. As we each travel the journey to success, we are often times side tracked by dragons of our own. Through this book and as you travel with Gentry, you will learn the secrets to defeating many of the common dragons that only seek to hold us back from reaching our destination.

Forge Your Own Path

Forge Your Own Path
Author: Petra Monaco
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN 10: 9781978439115
ISBN 13: 1978439113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forge Your Own Path Book Review:

Forging your own path is framework to read, learn and mold from. It's part of the blueprint that you use to map out the adventure of a life time. It's knowing that even the best laid out plans, sometimes fail. It's embracing the challenges and detours along the way. But it is not the know it all answer to solving your problems, another possible solution to forge your own path. More than anything else, it's becoming who you are, by undoing who you think you should be. It's defining your own rules and follow your own ideas, because that next one could change your life.