The Wisdom of No Escape

And the Path of Loving-Kindness

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307933

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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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

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.

The Wisdom of No Escape

And the Path of Loving-kindness

Author: Pema Chodron,Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

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: 1590302265

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

The Places That Scare You

A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590302651

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Offers advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light.

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.

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.

Buddhism

Author: Peter Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441147268

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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This collection of essays examines ten core themes from a comparative perspective and thus provides an integrated introduction to the social and spiritual values at the centre of Buddhist thought. Following an introductory chapter, the themes covered are moral decision making, worship, myth and history, the role of women, attitudes to nature, sacred writings, beliefs about human nature, rites of passage, sacred place and the depiction of the divine. Each chapter concludes with a list of recommended further reading.

The Compassion Book

Teachings for Awakening the Heart

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840642

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Let compassion and fearlessness guide you and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. Here 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. And 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.

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 Sanity We Are Born With

A Buddhist Approach to Psychology

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821279

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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More and more mental health professionals are discovering the rich tradition of Buddhist psychology and integrating its insights into their work with clients. Buddhist tradition teaches that all of us are born with what Chögyam Trungpa terms "basic sanity," or inherent goodness, health, and clear perception. Helping ourselves and others to connect with this intrinsic ground of sanity and health is the subject of this collection of teachings, which the author gave to Western psychologists, psychotherapists, and students of Buddhist meditation over a number of years. The Sanity We Are Born With describes how anyone can strengthen their mental health, and it also addresses the specific problems and needs of people in profound psychological distress. Additionally, the author speaks to the concerns of psychotherapists and any health care professionals who work with their patients' states of mind. The collection includes teachings on: • Buddhist concepts of mind, ego, and intelligence, and how these ideas can be employed in working on oneself and with others • meditation as a way of training the mind and cultivating mindfulness • nurturing our intrinsic health and basic sanity • guidance for psychotherapists and health professionals