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Previously imported by Airlift, this book, along with Start Where You Are and When Things Fall Apart, 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. This was bought in a fiercely contested auction with Hodder, showing the commercial appeal of Chodron's work.Audience Buddhists. The growing popularity of the Dalai Lama suggests that this accessible author will have the potential to break into the mainstream.
Pema Choedroen 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.
'It's short, and so beautifully written that the reading is a pleasure -- speaks to people of all religious persuasions. The clearsighted practicality of Chodron's approach to the practice of meditation is a persuasive introduction to its benefits in our daily lives. Her voice is , understanding, gently humorous, always kind and seemingly infinitely wise.' The LA Times '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 ''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.