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When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

By Pema Chodron

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Format: Paperback, 176 pages, 20th Anniversary Edition
Published In: United States, 18 July 2016
Pema Chodron's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library. How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chodron suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy."

About the Author

Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. She is the author of numerous best-selling books, including The Places That Scare You and Living Beautifully.

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"The advice Chodron offers is radically different from other self-help prescriptions on the market. This book could serve you for a lifetime."-- "Natural Health" " The advice Cho dro n offers is radically different from other self-help prescriptions on the market. This book could serve you for a lifetime." - "Natural Health" "The advice Chodron offers is radically different from other self-help prescriptions on the market. This book could serve you for a lifetime."-- "Natural Health " "The advice Chodron offers is radically different from other self-help prescriptions on the market. This book could serve you for a lifetime."- "Natural Health " -Perhaps what makes Pema's message resonate so strongly with people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path, is its universality. Each of us has experienced heartache; how we interact with that feeling, Pema says, can create the possibility of a more joyful life.- --O, The Oprah Magazine -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, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist "Perhaps what makes Pema's message resonate so strongly with people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path, is its universality. Each of us has experienced heartache; how we interact with that feeling, Pema says, can create the possibility of a more joyful life." --O, The Oprah Magazine "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, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist Perhaps what makes Pema s message resonate so strongly with people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path, is its universality. Each of us has experienced heartache; how we interact with that feeling, Pema says, can create the possibility of a more joyful life. O, The Oprah Magazine 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, Pulitzer Prize winning author and activist"

EAN: 9781611803433
ISBN: 1611803438
Publisher: Shambhala
Dimensions: 20.83 x 13.46 x 1.27 centimeters (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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