When Things Fall Apart
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
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|Format: ||Paperback, 208 pages, New edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 07 March 2005|
Pema Chodron reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances. Pema Chodron teaches that there is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it -- ironically, while we are caught up in attempt to escape pain and suffering. This accessible guide to compassionate living shows us how we can use painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion and courage, ways of communication that lead to openness and true intimacy with others, practices for reversing our negative habitual patterns, methods for working with chaotic situations and ways to cultivate compassionate, energetic social action Recently profiled in Oprah's O magazine, Pema Chodron is a spiritual teacher for anyone -- whether they have a spiritual path or not. Her heartfelt advice and wisdom (developed in her 20 years of practice as a Tibetan Buddhist nun as well as her years previously as a normal 'housewife and mother') give her a wide appeal. This advice strikes just the right note, offering us comfort and challenging us to live deeply and contribute to creating a more loving world.
About the Author
Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and one of the foremost students of Chogyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. She is the author of The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, The Places that Scare You and the best-selling When Things Fall Apart. She is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners.
Pema Chodron reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances. / Previously imported by Airlift, this book, along with Start Where You Are has built up a steady track in specialist shops. / Newly rejacketed and in massmarket for the first time, our new issues of Chodron's books will reintroduce her work to the trade in a much bigger way. / When Things Fall Apart has been in the US bestseller lists for four years now. The original Thorsons edition has sold 7,000 copies in the first 6 months. / The growing popularity of the Dalai Lama suggests that this accessible author will have the potential to break into the mainstream.
"Pema's deep experience and her fresh way of looking at things are like mountain water -- clear and deep.' Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. 'As one of Pema Chodron's grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart.' Alice Walker 'It is a lively and accessible take on ancient techniques for transforming terror and pain into joy and compassion.' O, the Oprah Winfrey magazine
|Publisher: ||Element Books|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimetres (0.13 kg)|