Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

A Guide to Compassionate Living

Book - 2004
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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:

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; "Always apply a joyful state of mind"
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness"
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; "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.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2004, c1994
Edition: 1st Shambhala library ed. --
ISBN: 9781590301425
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 Cho
Characteristics: xiii, 221 p. --


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Feb 07, 2017

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