Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron
A Guide to Compassionate Living (Shambhala Library)

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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.

 

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. 174 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Self Help, History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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This book is about awakening the heart, writes the American Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chodron.If you have every wondered how to awaken your genuine compassionate heart, this book will serve you a

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""This book is about awakening the heart,"" writes the American Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chodron.""If you have every wondered how to awaken your genuine compassionate heart, this book will serve you as a guide."" This is a broad and simple statement, and those unfamiliar with When Things Fall Apa...

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Spirituality & Practice

This audio includes the unabridged text of her 2001 book designed to enable men and women to develop trust in their awakened hearts and then practice compassion in their everyday lives.

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Spirituality & Practice

In the second, you work with the texture through breath awareness, visualizing that you are breathing in dark, heavy, and hot (claustrophobia or fixation) and breathing out white, light, and cool (spaciousness, freshness) through every pore in your body.

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