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.

The Places That Scare You

The Places That Scare You
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-08-13
ISBN 10: 9780834821156
ISBN 13: 083482115X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Places That Scare You Book Review:

Lifelong guidance for learning to change the way we relate to the scary and difficult moments of our lives, showing us how we can use all of our difficulties and fears as a way to soften our hearts and open us to greater kindness. We always have a choice in how we react to the circumstances of our lives. We can let them harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and allow our inherent human kindness to shine through. Here Pema Chödrön provides essential tools for dealing with the many difficulties that life throws our way, teaching us how to awaken our basic human goodness and connect deeply with others—to accept ourselves and everything around us complete with faults and imperfections. She shows the strength that comes from staying in touch with what’s happening in our lives right now and helps us unmask the ways in which our egos cause us to resist life as it is. If we go to the places that scare us, Pema suggests, we just might find the boundless life we’ve always dreamed of.

The Places that Scare You

The Places that Scare You
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004943532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Places that Scare You Book Review:

Offers advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light.

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 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.

Start where You are

Start where You are
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: HarperThorsons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780007190621
ISBN 13: 000719062X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start where You are Book Review:

In massmarket for the first time, 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. This book shows how we can 'start where we are' by embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chodron frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: 'Always apply a joyful state of mind', 'Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment' and 'Be grateful to everyone'. Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our own inner pain and discover joy, well-being and confidence.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Catherine Hewitt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781568473758
ISBN 13: 1568473753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Book Review:

An illustrated history and explanation of the beliefs and practices of Buddhism.

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.

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0834842610
ISBN 13: 9780834842618
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.

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.

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.

Fail Fail Again Fail Better

Fail  Fail Again  Fail Better
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1622035577
ISBN 13: 9781622035571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fail Fail Again Fail Better Book Review:

When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she’d speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. “What do we do when life doesn’t go the way we hoped?” begins Pema “We say, ‘I’m a failure.” But what if failing wasn’t just “okay,” but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Through the insights of her own teachers and life journey, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown—in ourselves and in the world—and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For Pema’s millions of readers, prospective graduates, or anyone at a life crossroads, this gem of clarity and reassurance is sure to find a welcome place in many a kitchen, office, and backpack.

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.

Oh the Places You ll Go

Oh  the Places You ll Go
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publsiher: RH Childrens Books
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 0385371985
ISBN 13: 9780385371988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh the Places You ll Go Book Review:

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones—from graduations to birthdays and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and whimsical illustrations. The inspiring and timeless message encourages readers to find the success that lies within, no matter what challenges they face. A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

The Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1590306511
ISBN 13: 9781590306512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Pema Chodron Book Review:

"Here is a treasury of short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Ch dr n, the beloved Tibetan Buddhist nun. Sized to fit easily into a pocket or purse, this little book can be taken anywhere, providing on-the-go inspiration. Topics include opening the heart; becoming fearless; breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience and joy; and discovering one s natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness."

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.

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.

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.

Meridian

Meridian
Author: Alice Walker
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 1453223967
ISBN 13: 9781453223963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meridian Book Review:

“A classic novel of both feminism and the Civil Rights movement” in 1960s Atlanta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Ms.). As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s looking for a second chance, and at a small college outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s, Meridian discovers the civil rights movement. So fully does the cause guide her life that she’s willing to sacrifice virtually anything to help transform the conditions of a people whose subjugation she shares. Meridian draws from Walker’s own experiences working alongside some of the heroes of the civil rights movement, and the novel stands as a shrewd and affecting document of the dissolution of the Jim Crow South. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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."