- Title: The Pema Chodron Collection: The Wisdom of No Escape: Start Where You Are: When Things Fall Apart
- Author: Pema Chödrön
- ISBN: null
- Page: 245
- Format: Hardbound
This edition was especially created in 2003 for One Spirit by arrangement with shambhala Publications, Inc This edition xonpyright c 2003 by Bookspan Very nice copy with bookmark.
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Just awesome:) She has such a wonderful way of teaching.
This Book is a Christmas present and I am half way into it now. I can't put it down as it's so easy and enjoyable to read. I can relate what she says all the time from those simple but profound words. It's like a fireplace you want to be around in a cold and dark day. It's like water that quenches your thirst after the sun in the dessert. It's a cool and refreshing medicine after the exhaustion of your long march. Her wisdom has been a guiding light for me and my wanting soul.
Each Buddhist teacher seems to emphasize different things. Pema Chodron talks a lot about the difficult but important work of making your soul ready for the hard things of life, and how to do that. A great instructional book for people who are going through hard times, or for people who are ready to do the hard work to really change who they are, to change their life.
Amazing clarity and wisdom. So practical and down to earth. Comforting humanity and heart and mind opening wisdom is shared in this collection.
Great wisdom in not being able to escape.
Pema's writing is equisite and clear. She allows a reader to connect to her writing and concepts on a level that is applicable to life and beyond.
Pema Chodron is a wonderful teacher in the Shambalah Buddhist tradition. Down-to-earth, straightforward, but never dilutes core teachings or precepts.Funny, engaging, and moving -- all at once.
This book was uplifting and raised my awareness so much so that I plan to read her other books. Pema, for me, has been one of the few buddhist authors that I've been able to sit with and learn from. This idea about becoming intimate with one's fear rather than trying to get rid of it is new to me and I loved every aspect of it. The book is organized by chapters that make swallowing a new philosophy a lot easier. It was difficult for me to read her meditation instructions so those various parts t [...]
This book entered my life when I needed it most. It's funny how that seems to happen with me and books. My father was going through chemo and I was riding back and forth between the Eastern Shore and JHU to take him to chemo. My life was turned upside down and this book was a life vest for me. When Things Fall Apart is one of the life changing books that I had the pleasure of reading. Pema is a buddhist and puts the buddhist concepts that deal with suffering so perfectly in perspective that I ha [...]
From the Preface: “The talks in this book were given during a one-month practice period (dathun) in the spring of 1989…. Early each morning these talks were presented. They were intended to inspire and encourage the participants to remain wholeheartedly awake to everything that occurred and to use the abundant material of daily life as their primary teacher and guide.” I found the readings helpful…most fairly short…titles like “Satisfaction,” “Finding Our Own True Nature,” “P [...]
I have never made this statement about a book before, but I believe this one changed me on a very significant level. Indeed, much of what Chodron speaks about within this collection resonated with me to such a profound level, at times it was startlingly familiar - a sense of 'coming home', that I have ordered several more books on buddhism. Perhaps this is the answer I have sought for forty years.
In the spirit of Sogyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, the great Buddhist Nun Pema Chödrön's collection of three slim volumes were a companion for me during a time of extraordinary hardship. It actually started by an audio cassette recording a very dear friend sent of Pema reading from When Things Fall Apart, which prompted me to buy that volume as well as the others.
In brief: I found it hard to follow along. It's more a collection of Chodron's old talks and musings, not really a cohesive book. There are good points and interesting ideas in here, but it's just not as engaging as, say, a Kornfield's work.
The title says it all: when our best laid plans go awry, when we've weaved too many tangled webs it's time to get back to basics. That's what this book does; it reminds me about what's REALLY important, what's truly essential, what we can't live without
These books and philosophies are fabulous if you're ready for them. Very insightful and helpful. Can be redundant and philosophies seem a little unattainable in our western society, but take what you can from it.
pema waits and is always ready and given that it's a recording always says exactly the same thing and of course each time it is different because i tend to listen again when i am most willing to change and what i hear is new and deeper every time.
Gift from Carrie
can be dry if you're not in the mood but absolutely essential if you're having a rough time
open your mind and your eyes
How can I dislike Alice Walker somuch and yet find Pema Chodron so riveting. I owe it all to Bill Moyers, I'm sure . . .
Pema Chodron is a Buddhist nun who shares her understanding of finding the sacred within the human experience.
Insightful and candid.
I go back to this one over and over again. Love Pema's wisdom and way of telling.
A Buddhist with spunk! If I ever quit my day job and dedicate my life to mediation, I see myself like Pema. Totally accessible and meaningfuleven without the practice.
Pema Chodron makes sense of the world for me. She's just fantastic. I prefer her to the Dalai Lama.
Read this book after the death of my husband. It was extremely comforting and helpful.
This book gave me some things to think about. I'm always searching for helpful ways to view myself and my place in the world.
definitely worth re-reading
she is so wise. so brave.
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