The Wisdom of No Escape Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Wisdom of No Escape


  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611806052

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The Wisdom of No Escape Excerpt :

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 Book

The Wisdom of No Escape


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590307939

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The Wisdom of No Escape Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Wisdom of No Escape


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-08-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821095

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The Wisdom of No Escape Excerpt :

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.

No Time to Lose Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

No Time to Lose


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-08-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821109

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No Time to Lose Excerpt :

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."

Living Beautifully Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Living Beautifully


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834828131

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Living Beautifully Excerpt :

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 Book

The Compassion Book


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834840645

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The Compassion Book Excerpt :

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 Book

Great Eastern Sun


  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-07-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821354

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Great Eastern Sun Excerpt :

"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 Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Taking the Leap


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590308431

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Taking the Leap Excerpt :

Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

Awakening Loving Kindness Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Awakening Loving Kindness


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1996-11-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821192

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Awakening Loving Kindness Excerpt :

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.

Fail  Fail Again  Fail Better Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Fail Fail Again Fail Better


  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622035571

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Fail Fail Again Fail Better Excerpt :

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 Wisdom of Anxiety Book

The Wisdom of Anxiety


  • Author : Sheryl Paul
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683643364

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The Wisdom of Anxiety Excerpt :

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-know

Welcoming the Unwelcome Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Welcoming the Unwelcome


  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611808681

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Welcoming the Unwelcome Excerpt :

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.

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind


  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-07-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834827271

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Always Maintain a Joyful Mind Excerpt :

The author of When Things Fall Apart reveals the meaning behind 59 Buddhist teachings and how you can use them as touchstones for daily living For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have relied on a collection of 59 pithy teachings—called lojong in Tibetan—to help them develop wisdom and compassion amid the challenges of daily living. In this book, Pema Chödrön introduces these transformative teachings and offers guidance on how to make them part of our everyday lives. Each lojong, or slogan, is followed by Pema Chödrön's accessible and succinct commentary on how to understand and apply it. The lojong teachings include: · "Always maintain only a joyful mind." · "Don't be swayed by external circumstances.” · "Don't be so predictable." · "Be grateful to everyone." Inside Always Maintain a Joyful Mind readers will also find a link to an online audio program entitled "Opening the Heart.” Here, Pema Chödrön offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation—a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Smile at Fear Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Smile at Fear


  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821486

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Smile at Fear Excerpt :

Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this book he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

The Places That Scare You Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Places That Scare You


  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590304495

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The Places That Scare You Excerpt :

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.