The Wisdom of No Escape

And the Path of Loving Kindness

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821095

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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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.

Wisdom of No Escape

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007190611

Category: Meditation

Page: 208

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In The Wisdom of No Escape, bestselling author Pema Chodron shows us the profound value of our situation of 'no exit' from the ups and downs of life. This book is about saying yes to life in all its manifestations -- about making friends with ourselves and our world and embracing the potent mixture of joy, suffering, brilliance, and confusion that characterizes the human experience.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590306260

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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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.

Taking the Leap

Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308433

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 111

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

No Time to Lose

A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590304242

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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A best-selling American Buddhist nun introduces the traditional spiritual program that guides her own life, laying out a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva that includes such topics as commitment, awareness, vigilance, patience, and meditation.

When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821002

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses: · Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage · Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down · Practices for reversing habitual patterns · Methods for working with chaotic situations · Ways for creating effective social action

The Places That Scare You

A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590304497

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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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.

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

And Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827271

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have relied on a collection of fifty-nine pith 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. The lojong teachings include: "Always maintain only a joyful mind," "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Don't be so predictable," and "Be grateful to everyone." Each slogan is followed by Pema Chödrön's accessible and succinct commentary on how to understand and apply it. This book also features a forty-five-minute audio program entitled "Opening the Heart," in which Pema Chödrön offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Start where You are

A Guide to Compassionate Living

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590301420

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

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An American Buddhist nun explains how to become compassionate and fearless by accepting the pain in individual lives in their present state through the study of fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings.

Practicing Peace in Times of War

Author: Pema Chodron,Sandy Boucher

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305000

Category: Political Science

Page: 105

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"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

with Uncertainty and Change

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828138

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.

Start Where You Are

A Guide to Compassionate Living

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821163

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are"—embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "Always apply only a joyful state of mind," "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness," and "Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment." 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 inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821170

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622035577

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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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.

How to Meditate

A Guide to Self Discovery

Author: Lawrence LeShan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316561746

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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This bestselling guide offers a realistic and straightforward approach to achieving inner peace, stress relief and increased self-knowledge.

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821200

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition—though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It’s what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That’s what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than twenty years.

No Time to Lose

A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821101

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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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."

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Author: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043257

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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"In language totally fresh and jargon-free, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche distills the wisdom of many centuries. Simple as it is profound, his book bears reading many times."—Peter Conradi, author of Iris Murdoch: A Life and Going Buddhist Strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind is the essential first step in accomplishing nearly any goal. Growing up American with a Tibetan twist, Sakyong Mipham talks to Westerners as no one can: in idiomatic English with stories and wisdom from American culture and the great Buddhist teachers. Turning the Mind Into an Ally makes it possible for anyone to achieve peace and clarity in their lives.

Buddhism

A Concise Introduction

Author: Huston Smith,Philip Novak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006173974X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions.