When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Chödrön, Pema

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When Things Fall Apart
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: nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Practices for reversing habitual patterns nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Methods for working with chaotic situations nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Ways for creating effective social action

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2000, c1997.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 1570623449
Characteristics: xi, 148 p. ;,23 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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