Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

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Trade Cloth, Shambhala Publications, 2004, ISBN# 1590301420
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An American Buddhist nun explains how to become compassionate and fearless by accepting the pain in individual lives in their present state through the study of fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings.

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An American Buddhist nun explains how to become compassionate and fearless by accepting the pain in individual lives in their present state through the study of fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings.

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 Chodron, 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 Chodron 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.

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Number of Pages: 240
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: SPIRITUAL LIFE
Author: Chodron, Pema
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Shambhala Library
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9781590301425
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.50 x 7.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1590301420
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