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Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Pema Chodron



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Shambhala Publications Inc
06 November 2018
Religion & beliefs
Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chodron presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can start where we are -embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chodron 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.
By:   Pema Chodron
Imprint:   Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 133mm, 
Weight:   367g
ISBN:   9781611805970
ISBN 10:   161180597X
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   06 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chogyam 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.

Reviews for Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Instead of telling us a million things we need to fix in order to achieve mindfulness, Choedroen argues that we are exactly where we need to be. A must-read for any mindful and emotionally intelligent practitioner. --Book Riot

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