Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

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by Pema Chodron
     
 

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This book by the renowned American Buddhist nun offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the reader through essential concepts, themes, and

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This book by the renowned American Buddhist nun offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the reader through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path.

Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice, making it a perfect introduction to Pema Chödrön’s teachings on lovingkindness, meditation, mindfulness, “nowness,” letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions. Through the course of this book, readers will learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.

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"Gently, conversationally, and with humor, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers strategies for seeing and thinking differently. For many people the approach is nothing less than transformational."—Boston Globe

"Chödrön’s radical words of wisdom unlock doors and shine warm light into the darkness of human cynicism and despair."—Utne Reader

"Chödrön's voice is gently humorous, always kind, and seemingly infinitely wise."—L.A. Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590306260
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Series:
Shambhala Library
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
476,900
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Comfortable With Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hard to pick my top five favorite reads, but this would definitely be one of them. All of Pema's books give me new perspective on acceptance, compassion and maintaining a joyful mind. She's an amazing teacher with a great gift | love
pedagod More than 1 year ago
This was my first introduction to "something" that was missing in life. It is comprised of short writings which are full of powerful ponderings. During this day in time, this book can steady your rocking boat with the insights that Pema Chodron offers her readers as she shares what is important in life. It is very interesting what she says about the storylines we create for ourselves and how they cloud our vision of what we are all about. This is a great book to offer to those who are searching for something. It fits in with any religious beliefs and there those who have no religious affiliation. It is a beautifully written guide to living on our planet. I hope you will enjoy your read.
dog_round_trip More than 1 year ago
Simply a wonderful, thoughtful compilation in short 1-2 page chapters. Kind of drink it in everyday. If I could only take one book with me on a long journey, this would definitely be a contender.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pema has this special way of writing that is so simple that really helps you understand not only the book, but also yourself! This book has short teachings of no more than one and a half pages. They are easy to understand and all you have to do is start training. It has nothing to do with religion so anybody can read it and it is definitely going to be helpful for every day's life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains 108 short excerpts from her larger collection. Like how to tame a wild elehant, each days reading will pull into the quiet moments of your day when you need something to exercise your spiritual mind.
romadov More than 1 year ago
Fearlessness and Compassion depend on spirituality, so, in my opinion, it will be better to read books about it. A lot of people in Western Europe, for instance, realized it and do it! i think it will be a tendency. Because mojority don't understand that spirituality has a lot of meanings. For instance, in book of Anatoliy Obraztsov a crossing or the drop's history I've found ways to get fearlessness, and I suppose exist a lot of books what can help people to get it too.
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macdaddy More than 1 year ago
The book is organized into little chapters that convey an idea or teaching in a very conscise format. I'm not an expert in buddhism and to tell you the truth most of it is a mystery to me.Pema Chodron relates buddhist teachings in a manner that a Westerner, like myself, understands and finds useful. I'll be reading more from Ms.Chodron.