Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

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This is a handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart, from bestselling author Pema Chodron. With insight and humour, she presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion towards others. The book 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 59 traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as "always apply a joyful state of ...

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Trecia T

Jun 16, 2011

Looking for guidance from within!

Looking to understand those around us from within!

97Felicity

Apr 1, 2010

What can I say?
Pema tells it like it is!
I have enjoyed everything that she has done.

kathyk

Sep 13, 2007

making changes

This book is all about how to make real life changes, put into contemporary language and real world application. I read it through, and am slowly re-reading to absorb and apply the genuine wisdom found in it.

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