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When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Chödrön, Pema

Book - 2002
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When Things Fall Apart
There is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it--ironically while we are caught up in attempts to escape pain and suffering. Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chödrön's radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and expectations. There is only one approach to suffering that is of lasting benefit, Pema teaches, and that approach involves moving toward painful situations with friendliness and curiosity, relaxing into the essential groundlessness of our entire situation. It is there, in the midst of chaos, that we can discover the truth and love that are indestructible. The Shambhala Library is a series of exquisitely designed and produced cloth editions of the world's spiritual and literary classics, both ancient and modern. Perfect for collecting or as gifts, each volume features a sewn binding, decorative endsheets, and a ribbon marker--in a delightful-to-hold 4¼ x 6¾ trim size.

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2002, c1997
ISBN: 1570629692
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 C451w 2002
Characteristics: xiv, 191 p. : ill. ; 18 cm


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Oct 08, 2014

I am home sick and will bring the book in hopefully by Friday,

A comforting and sane voice for those seeking solace, advice, and healing.

Dec 15, 2012
  • mogie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a fantastic book. Not too preachy or wordy. Got to the point with direct life advice. It's a little abstract, not a "how-to" type of book offering quick fix advice.

Nov 18, 2012
  • xaipe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am now re-reading this book after several years and find that I discover new insights. A beautiful book to be read slowly and thoughtfully.

Jul 18, 2011
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A good book for people interested in meditation, Buddhism, or finding new means for accepting change and growing because of life's challenges.

Apr 29, 2011
  • itstartswithano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Easy-to-access Buddhist advice. I'm not a particularly spiritual person one way or the other, but this book was comfort food for my soul.

May 31, 2010
  • unreg_71576521 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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