9781570623448

When Things Fall Apart

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    9781570623448

  • ISBN10:

    1570623449

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 9/26/2000
  • Publisher: Shambhala
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Summary

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chouml;drouml;n one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chouml;drouml;n discusses: Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down Practices for reversing habitual patterns Methods for working with chaotic situations Ways for creating effective social action

Author Biography

Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of several books including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and The Places That Scare You.

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction ix
Intimacy with Fear
1(5)
When Things Fall Apart
6(6)
This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher
12(6)
Relax As It Is
18(7)
It's Never Too Late
25(7)
Not Causing Harm
32(6)
Hopelessness and Death
38(8)
Eight Worldly Dharmas
46(7)
Six Kinds of Loneliness
53(7)
Curious about Existence
60(5)
Nonaggression and the Four Maras
65(8)
Growing Up
73(5)
Widening the Circle of Compassion
78(8)
The Love That Will Not Die
86(7)
Going against the Grain
93(5)
Servants of Peace
98(11)
Opinions
109(5)
Secret Oral Instructions
114(6)
Three Methods for Working with Chaos
120(7)
The Trick of Choicelessness
127(10)
Reversing the Wheel of Samsara
137(6)
The Path Is the Goal
143(4)
Bibliography 147(1)
Resources 148

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