Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chodron

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With war and violence flaring  all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and utterly helpless. In this book Pema Chödrön draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to explain that the way in which we as individuals respond to challenges in our everyday lives can either perpetuate a culture of violence or create a new culture of compassion.

"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chödrön at the opening of this inspiring and accessible book. She goes on to offer practical techniques any of us can use to work for peace in our own lives, at the level of our habits of thought and action. It's never too late, she tells us, to look within and discover a new way of living and transform not only our personal lives but our whole world.


About Pema Chodron

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Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.

Author Residence: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Published September 14, 2010 by Shambhala Publications. 128 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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This gifty little book by the American Buddhist nun Chödrön is a solid reinforcement of what she has been saying for many years and in many books.

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