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Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living / Edition 1
     

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living / Edition 1

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by Pema Chodron
 

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ISBN-10: 1590301420

ISBN-13: 2901590301424

Pub. Date: 03/09/2004

Publisher: Shambhala

This is a beautiful, gift book edition (with a ribbon marker) of a modern-day classic. Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön, author of The Wisdom of No Escape and When Things Fall Apart, presents down-to-earth guidance

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This is a beautiful, gift book edition (with a ribbon marker) of a modern-day classic. Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön, author of The Wisdom of No Escape and When Things Fall Apart, presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion toward others. The author shows how we can "start where we are" by 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 a joyful state of mind"
   •  "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness"
   •  "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 own inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901590301424
Publisher:
Shambhala
Publication date:
03/09/2004
Series:
Shambhala Library
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
221

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Start Where You Are 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 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.
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