When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Book - 2000
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The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Ch#65533;dr#65533;n 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. Ch#65533;dr#65533;n 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
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2000, c1997
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781570623448
1570623449
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 C545w 2000
Characteristics: xi, 148 p. ; 23 cm

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What more is there to say really? This is the book you pick up when things fall apart because, as you'll learn, everything does. Everything ends, but it could also be a beautiful beginning.


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mitchellpugh
Feb 29, 2016

As a Buddhist myself, it is often difficult to explain certain aspects of Buddhism to those who are unfamiliar with it, and live with the Western state of mind. Buddhism isn't about being a Buddhist, it is about using Buddhism to improve on your own life. Pema is able to explain Buddhist philosophy in a simple, yet beautiful way. We tend to overcomplicate the human experience, and Pema is able to simply it and distill it into its universal and basic structure. I think anyone can benefit from reading this book. Buddhism isn't just for Buddhists. It is about self-discovery.

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PJP88
Oct 08, 2014

I am home sick and will bring the book in hopefully by Friday,

A comforting and sane voice for those seeking solace, advice, and healing.

xaipe Nov 18, 2012

I am now re-reading this book after several years and find that I discover new insights. A beautiful book to be read slowly and thoughtfully.

patienceandfortitude Jul 18, 2011

A good book for people interested in meditation, Buddhism, or finding new means for accepting change and growing because of life's challenges.

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itstartswithano
Apr 29, 2011

Easy-to-access Buddhist advice. I'm not a particularly spiritual person one way or the other, but this book was comfort food for my soul.

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May 31, 2010

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