Start Where You are : A Guide to Compassionate Living

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Pema Chodron
Format
Hardback | 240 pages
Dimensions
114.3 x 175.26 x 22.86mm | 294.84g
Publication date
09 Mar 2004
Publisher
Shambhala Publications Inc
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Shambhala Libra
ISBN10
1590301420
ISBN13
9781590301425
Bestsellers rank
223,358