Living Beautifully

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834828131
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Religion

We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590309636
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

The American Buddhist nun and author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart counsels readers on how to live compassionately and well during times of instability, demonstrating the use of the Three Commitments practice to promote relaxation, embrace challenges and refraining from doing harm.

Living Beautifully

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611802725
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Religion

The best-selling author and spiritual teacher shares practices for living with wisdom and integrity even in confusing and uncertain situations--now available as a Shambhala Library edition. Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone's favorite Buddhist nun, it's even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground--the secret being that the ground is "always" shaky beneath us, and everyone who has ever learned to be happy has done so with that understanding. Pema ChOdrOn presents a simple Buddhist practice that we can use to commit ourselves to a life of profound sanity, even when it seems like there's only nonsanity all around us. Using this practice, called the Three Commitments, can really change things.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834821176
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Religion

A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

When Things Fall Apart

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834821001
Release Date: 2000-09-26
Genre: Religion

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön 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. Chödrön 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

Taking the Leap

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590308431
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

Practicing Peace in Times of War

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590305003
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Political Science

"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chodron in her inspiring and accessible new book, which draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression and war.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590305553
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of the 108-day retreat, a Tibetan Buddhist nun offers instruction and meditations for achieving compassion and awareness in everyday living.

The Places That Scare You

Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590304495
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

The author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart offers insightful and compassionate advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light. Reprint.

How to Meditate

Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 9788184958058
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

No Time to Lose

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834821109
Release Date: 2007-08-14
Genre: Religion

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered readers an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In this new book, she invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. In No Time to Lose Chödrön reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva ( Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy—the key to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Chödrön offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives. Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, this fresh and accessible guide shows us that the path of the bodhisattva is open to each and every one of us. Pema Chödrön urges us to embark on this transformative path today, writing, "There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it."

The Compassion Book

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834840645
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Religion

Let compassion and fearlessness guide you and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. Here Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. And for centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have relied on these teachings to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. The lojong teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, such as “Always maintain only a joyful mind,” “Don’t be swayed by external circumstances,” “Don’t try to be the fastest,” and “Be grateful to everyone.” This book presents each of these slogans and includes Pema’s clear, succinct guidance on how to understand them—and how they can enrich our lives. It also features a forty-five minute downloadable audio program entitled “Opening the Heart,” in which Pema offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Awakening Loving Kindness

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834821192
Release Date: 1996-11-05
Genre: Religion

Based on talks given during a one-month meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey, this book contains teachings that were intended to inspire and encourage practitioners to remain wholeheartedly awake to everything that occurs and to use the abundant material of daily life as their primary teacher and guide. The message for the retreat participants—and for the reader as well—is to be with oneself without embarrassment or harshness. This is instruction on how to love oneself and one's world. This Shambhala Pocket Classic is an abridged version of The Wisdom of No Escape.

The Wisdom of No Escape

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590307939
Release Date: 2010-03
Genre: Religion

An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590304608
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.