Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 9780834828131
Year 2012-10-09
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 9781590309636
Year 2012
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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The American Buddhist nun and author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart counsels readers on how to live compassionately and well during times of instability, demonstrating the use of the Three Commitments practice to promote relaxation, embrace challenges and refraining from doing harm.

Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 1611802725
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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The best-selling author and spiritual teacher shares practices for living with wisdom and integrity even in confusing and uncertain situations--now available as a Shambhala Library edition. Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone's favorite Buddhist nun, it's even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground--the secret being that the ground is "always" shaky beneath us, and everyone who has ever learned to be happy has done so with that understanding. Pema ChOdrOn presents a simple Buddhist practice that we can use to commit ourselves to a life of profound sanity, even when it seems like there's only nonsanity all around us. Using this practice, called the Three Commitments, can really change things.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Comfortable with Uncertainty Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 9781590305553
Year 2008
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of the 108-day retreat, a Tibetan Buddhist nun offers instruction and meditations for achieving compassion and awareness in everyday living.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 0834821176
Year 2008-12-09
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 0834821001
Year 2000-09-26
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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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: · Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage · Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down · Practices for reversing habitual patterns · Methods for working with chaotic situations · Ways for creating effective social action

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 9781590308431
Year 2010
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 0834827271
Year 2007-07-31
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have relied on a collection of fifty-nine pith teachings (called lojong in Tibetan) to help them develop wisdom and compassion amid the challenges of daily living. In this book Pema Chödrön introduces these transformative teachings and offers guidance on how to make them part of our everyday lives. The lojong teachings include: "Always maintain only a joyful mind," "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Don't be so predictable," and "Be grateful to everyone." Each slogan is followed by Pema Chödrön's accessible and succinct commentary on how to understand and apply it. This book also features a forty-five-minute audio program entitled "Opening the Heart," in which Pema Chödrön offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Beautiful Uncertainty

Beautiful Uncertainty Author Mandy Hale
ISBN-10 9780718076122
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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To seek, pursue, and fall in love with Jesus with radical abandon. Single Woman Mandy Hale shares with readers what can happen in their lives by praying this powerful prayer. She has shown women how important it is to be secure in singleness by being smart, strong, and independent. In this all new book, she will prompt readers to never settle and not miss out on the beauty that can be found in times of “waiting.” The Single Woman Says: “Whether you’re idling in stubborn sinfulness or walking in seeming never-ending singleness or living with any sort of waiting: Waiting for love, waiting for babies, waiting for marriage, waiting for a cure, or a miracle, or a sign, or for GOD . . . I hope my journey will make the wait a little easier and the uncertainty a little bit more beautiful.” Starting with relationships, but going beyond into areas like career, friendships, and life, Mandy will guide readers through what you can achieve if you look beyond your current circumstances, never settle for less than what God has for you, and find beauty in the waiting.

Start where You are

Start where You are Author Pema Chödrön
ISBN-10 9781590301425
Year 2004
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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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.

The Compassion Book

The Compassion Book Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 9781611804201
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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"A newly designed reissue of Pema Chodron's Always Maintain a Joyful Mind--featuring everday inspiration drawn from the classic Buddhist practice of lojong and instructive commentaries by Pema for making the lojong teachings a practical part of everyday life. This uniquely accessible presentation of lojong, one of Tibetan Buddhism's most renowned practices, gets at the heart of compassion as only Pema Chodron can. Featuring the 59 pithy lojong slogans and Pema's commentary for everyday practice on each facing page, The Compassion Bookwill serve as a go-to handbook for anyone seeking to instill more love and joy in their lives. In addition, the book will offer readers access to a 45-minute audio download on the related meditation practice of tonglen ("sending and taking") taught by Pema"--

Smile at Fear

Smile at Fear Author Chogyam Trungpa
ISBN-10 0834821486
Year 2010-10-05
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this book he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

Awakening Loving Kindness

Awakening Loving Kindness Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 0834821192
Year 1996-11-05
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Based on talks given during a one-month meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey, this book contains teachings that were intended to inspire and encourage practitioners to remain wholeheartedly awake to everything that occurs and to use the abundant material of daily life as their primary teacher and guide. The message for the retreat participants—and for the reader as well—is to be with oneself without embarrassment or harshness. This is instruction on how to love oneself and one's world. This Shambhala Pocket Classic is an abridged version of The Wisdom of No Escape.

A Year of Living Your Yoga

A Year of Living Your Yoga Author Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10 9781930485563
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching an annual yoga retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch, in Helena, Montana, for twenty-eight years. When Lasater learned that one of her students was collecting her thoughts—which she called "Judith’s aphorisms"—Lasater decided to collect them in this book. Featuring one thought for each day of the year, along with a suggested practice, these brief, powerful insights reflect the author’s knowledge of classic yoga philosophy and years of experience. Humorous, inspiring, and surprisingly down-to-earth, they guide seekers both on and off the yoga mat. These aphorisms address love, asana, fear, trust, expectations, pranayama, suffering, laughter, presence, the Yoga Sutra, and much more. They emphasize the experience of being present to one’s self and to life’s ups and downs—day by day, breath by breath, moment by moment. A Year of Living Your Yoga is a gentle invitation to readers to know themselves on a deeper level.