When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Book - 2002
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Chödrön's advice for what to do when things fall apart, which is counterintuitive to our usual habits and expectations: move toward painful situations with friendliness and curiosity where, in the midst of chaos we can discover the truth and love that are indestructible.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2002, c1997
ISBN: 9781570629693
Call Number: 294.3444 C4518w 2002
Characteristics: xiv, 191 p. ; 18 cm


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Mar 13, 2018

My doctor recommended this book during a recent health crisis. It has helped me on my journey inward to love myself, relax in my situation, manage fear, practice letting go, and see clearly. What a gentle, loving, healing presence Pema brings into the reader’s life.

Aug 29, 2017

With this book, Pema Chodron helped me find comfort, strength, and resilience during a particularly difficult time of my life. I would recommend this to anyone having a rough time of things.

Feb 29, 2016

As a Buddhist myself, it is often difficult to explain certain aspects of Buddhism to those who are unfamiliar with it, and live with the Western state of mind. Buddhism isn't about being a Buddhist, it is about using Buddhism to improve on your own life. Pema is able to explain Buddhist philosophy in a simple, yet beautiful way. We tend to overcomplicate the human experience, and Pema is able to simply it and distill it into its universal and basic structure. I think anyone can benefit from reading this book. Buddhism isn't just for Buddhists. It is about self-discovery.

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.

xaipe Nov 18, 2012

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.

patienceandfortitude Jul 18, 2011

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

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.

Nov 18, 2010

If the title scares you, you should read this book. Amazing insight for those of us who keep trying to hold our life together.

May 31, 2010

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