- Mass Market Paperback: 186 pages
- Publisher: Shambhala Publications; Reprint edition (13 Mar. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590304497
- ISBN-13: 978-1590304495
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.4 x 18.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,475,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Mass Market Paperback – 13 Mar 2007
|New from||Used from|
|Mass Market Paperback, 13 Mar 2007||
Audio Download, Abridged
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
‘It's short, and so beautifully written that the reading is a pleasure – speaks to people of all religious persuasions. The clearsighted practicality of Chödrön's approach to the practice of meditation is a persuasive introduction to its benefits in our daily lives. Her voice is , understanding, gently humorous, always kind and seemingly infinitely wise.’ The LA Times
‘As one of Pema Chödrön’s grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart.’ Alice Walker
‘It is a lively and accessible take on ancient techniques for transforming terror and pain into joy and compassion.’ O, the Oprah Winfrey magazine--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
We always have a choice, Pema Chodron teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kind.
This title has gone straight onto the bestseller lists in the USA, where it has just been published. Recently profiled in Oprahs O magazine, Pema Chodron is a spiritual teacher for anyone whether they have a spiritual path or not. Her heartfelt advice and wisdom (developed in her 20 years of practice as a Tibetan Buddhist nun as well as her years previously as a normal housewife and mother) give her a wide appeal. Particularly in these difficult times, this advice strikes just the right note, offering us comfort and challenging us to live deeply and contribute to creating a more loving world. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Prior to this, I hadn’t really used visualizations in meditation & it wasn’t something which appealed to me. Yet I found this version of Ton Glen to be incredibly powerful. No prior book-learning of the Tibetan Buddhist canon was necessary & the emotional link to a difficult time in my past helped to connect with some deeply-rooted feelings & mental processes. The consensus in the group discussion afterwards was that it had helped those of us who had no problem with meditating on compassion for others but who struggled to find compassion for themselves. This, as Pema Chodran points out in this book, means we had not been extending our compassion to everyone in the universe.Read more ›
Some of the practices that were presented included Meditation, Slogans of Atisha, Tonglen and the Four Limitless Qualities (Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity).
The practices aim to present an alternative ways of dealing with common emotions and feeling that we encounter in our daily life. The practices are presented as a way of helping us break away from the self destructive patterns of behaviours and attitudes that we have accumulated and were forced to pick up along the way in our lives. The key ideas in the book revolve around the opening of both the mind and heart to all the emotions that we experience and the situations we find ourselves in.
This was my first book on this subject, and as such I found it a little of a challenge to follow some of the concepts that were presented in the book, and my only minor criticism is the lack of sufficient examples that could have been used to illustrate some of the points that were being made.
Now, more and more, I find myself dipping into it myself, again and again. Pema Chodron seems to have distilled all the most essential Teachings of Buddhism into this little book, in a way that is so very approachable, practical and useable.
This is a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful book. I can't recommend it enough. What an amazing, beautiful, free and loving society we might have in the future if lots of people really bring these Teachings into their lives. Please read it, then give a copy to a friend...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book, it was recommended to me. A must read if you're going through scary times in your life!Published 8 months ago by Diana
I simply can not say anything to recomend Pema Chodron too much. This is one of many of her books that I have and its like the rest....superb and full of wonderful teachings.Published 12 months ago by JJ