The Places That Scare You

The Places That Scare You
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781590304495
Release: 2007
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 160
ISBN: 083482115X
Release: 2002-08-13
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 140
ISBN: UVA:X004943532
Release: 2001
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 111
ISBN: 9781590308431
Release: 2010
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9781590307939
Release: 2010-03
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 240
ISBN: 000719062X
Release: 2005
Editor: HarperThorsons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Catherine Hewitt
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1568473753
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780834842618
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9781590306512
Release: 2008
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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."

Practicing Peace in Times of War

Practicing Peace in Times of War
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Author: Pema Chodron,Sandy Boucher
Pages: 105
ISBN: 9781590305003
Release: 2007-01
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780834828131
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Fail Fail Again Fail Better

Fail  Fail Again  Fail Better
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781622035571
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Sounds True

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780834840645
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Read Listen Edition

Oh  the Places You ll Go  Read   Listen Edition
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Author: Dr. Seuss
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9780385372084
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! 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 illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes: “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Comfortable with Uncertainty
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781590305553
Release: 2008
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781590302262
Release: 2005-01-11
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

How to Meditate

How to Meditate
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9788184958058
Release: 2016-01-18
Editor: Jaico Publishing House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Heart Advice for Difficult Times

When Things Fall Apart  Heart Advice for Difficult Times
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007370085
Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Meridian

Meridian
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Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781453223963
Release: 2011-11-22
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“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.

Jack Reacher One Shot

Jack Reacher  One Shot
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Author: Lee Child
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780440335474
Release: 2005-06-14
Editor: Delacorte Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “Pure, escapist gold . . . Mr. Child’s tough talk and thoughtful plotting make an ingenious combination.”—The New York Times Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex—military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter–a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right–and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning–and then beat him shot for shot.