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Welcoming the unwelcome : wholehearted living in a brokenhearted world
Welcoming the unwelcome : wholehearted living in a brokenhearted world
Chödrön, Pema2019
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This is an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.
Imprint:
Boulder : Shambhala, 2019.
Collation:
viii, 177 pages : portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Begin with a broken heart -- Does it matter? -- Overcoming polarization -- The fine art of failure -- The path of non-rejecting -- Just as it is -- How not to lose heart -- Beyond the comfort zone -- Speaking from our shared humanity -- How you label it is how it appears -- The practice of open awareness -- Life changes in an instant -- Cool emptiness -- Experiencing nowness -- Birth and death in every moment -- Imagining life without ego -- Our wisdom changes the world -- Welcoming the unwelcome with laughter -- Learning from our teachers -- Mission impossible.
ISBN:
9781611805659
Dewey class:
294.3444
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibrarySociety and Beliefs294.3444 CHOAvailable
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