Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (Shambhala Classics)

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (Shambhala Classics)

by Pema Chodron

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570628399
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 08/21/2001
Series: Classics Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 121,784
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About 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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Start Where You Are 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adore the words of Pema Chodron. She is so down to earth in her delivery you almost forget this is one incredibly wise woman. Reading her books as had a dramatic impact on my perception of myself and the world I live in. I most appreciate the way these books have helped my shift my perspective and curb my reactions to situations and interactions that are out of my control. The pages of this book are food for the soul.
ShirleyJean More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Pema. I can't say enough about it. It is easy to read, full of information, very inspiring. I am not a Buddhist, and do not intend to become one. I aspire to be a better human being, and this book intends to point you in that direction without pushing or shouting. I have put many of her slogans to good use, and plan to use all of them. I am a better person for it.
anitahellerworker on LibraryThing 8 days ago
I turn to this book whenever I am stressed and I find peace. It's not always easy to read, because it requires self-reflection, but it's really worth it in the end.
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