Monday, May 7, 2018

"When Things Fall Apart" (Pema Chödrön)

Pema Chodron Foundation; Goodreads; Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly

The beautiful practicality of 's teaching has made her one of the most beloved  contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Collected from talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. She 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... More

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