[[ epub pdf ]] When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times Author Pema Chödrön – Intimatenights.co.uk

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times The Beautiful Practicality Of Her Teaching Has Made Pema Ch Dr N One Of The Most Beloved Of Contemporary American Spiritual Authors Among Buddhists And Non Buddhists Alike A Collection Of Talks She Gave Between And , The Book Is A Treasury Of Wisdom For Going On Living When We Are Overcome By Pain And Difficulties Ch Dr N 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


About the Author: Pema Chödrön

Ani Pema Ch dr n Deirdre Blomfield Brown is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, closely associated with the Kagyu school and the Shambhala lineage.She attended Miss Porter s School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California Pema has two children and three grandchildren.While in her mid thirties, she traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to England at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.Ani Pema first met her root guru, Ch gyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1972 Lama Chime encouraged her to work with Trungpa, and it was with him that she ultimately made her most profound connection, studying with him from 1974 until his death in 1987 At the request of the Sixteenth Karmapa, she received the full bikshuni ordination in the Chinese lineage of Buddhism in 1981 in Hong Kong.Ani Pema served as the director of the Karma Dzong, in Boulder, CO, until moving in 1984 to rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to be the director of Gampo Abbey Ch gyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave her explicit instructions on establishing this monastery for western monks and nuns Ani Pema currently teaches in the United States and Canada and plans for an increased amount of time in solitary retreat under the guidance of Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.



10 thoughts on “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

  1. Kristy Kristy says:

    I read this book over and over again I LOVE her and her simple, straightforward way of talking about really deep spirituality What initially attracted me to this book is kind of a funny story actually, I was going through a rough breakup and happened to be wandering through the stacks at the ICPL I pulled t


  2. Kermit Kermit says:

    My therapist recommended this book when I was dealing with the end of my 11 yr relationship She introduced it to me saying that often, when things seems the darkest, it just means we on the verge of breakthrough I was like OK, that makes some sense Then it sat on my book shelf for 8 YEARS Then my roommate Anya read


  3. Nita Shoyket Nita Shoyket says:

    It was divine intervention that I found read this book I had just hurriedly packed a trailer full of stuff moved out of my house I was in a bad place I lost my job My marriage was a huge disaster And at age 30, I had to move in with my parents along with my son, 12 I was so wrecked, I often went into the bathroom to cry I


  4. David Peirce David Peirce says:

    Pema Chodron is one of the first Buddhist writers I found as I began to explore Buddhist philosophy, along with Tara Brach and Thich Nhat Hanh These are writers who understand the disconnection of Western culture She writes and talks primarily about dealing with both the subtle undercurrent of fear and the rushes of fear from turb


  5. Lorraine Lesar Lorraine Lesar says:

    As a practicing Buddhist, this certainly fell apart for me Did I learn anything new, see something from a different perception The simple answer is, no Personally I thought the author preached and was rather detached in the deliverance of her wisdom, it verged on the depressing rather than uplifting optimum I was expecting Disappointing.


  6. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    This book has come up multiple times in conversation in the last year so I decided to get it from the library This will be a book I will buy to keep in my collection, to pull off the shelf and read bits of when I m having a rough time I actually wish I had it a couple of years ago when things really did fall apart for a while More typically, life


  7. Sienna Sienna says:

    This is the sort of book that enters your life precisely when you need it, when you re living the title and not much else Or,precisely, this is the sort of book you don t pick up until you need it when your husband hands you his copy, your mother extols the virtues of the author and your best friend nods sagely from the other side of the world because if


  8. Thomas Thomas says:

    A thought provoking book about embracing pain and approaching our struggles with openness and curiosity Similar to Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, When Things Fall Apart encourages us to accept our fears to better understand them, instead of running away from our doubts or distracting ourselves in unhealthful ways As someone who has had his fair share of traum


  9. CultDoctor CultDoctor says:

    Quite possibly the most impacting book I have ever read in my life I picked this up when I thought things were going wonderfully I had no idea how muchthere was in life As I becomewholehearted in my journey of gentle honesty, it comes as quite a shock to realize how much I ve blinded myself to some of the ways I ve caused harm My style has been so ingrained that I ve no


  10. Virginia Cavanillas Virginia Cavanillas says:

    A pessimistic message but a very honest one I don t know how to rate it tho I guess if you re able to extract one single thing from it and apply it to your life that s a success itself and it deserves all the stars But I m very divided here because were these Buddhist advices helpful Well, I m not sure about it I don t know if I can deal better with pain or death now than befor


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