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Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living Paperback – 2 Jun 2003

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Element; New edition edition (2 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007148178
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007148172
  • Package Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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‘As one of Pema Chodron’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

‘Pema’s deep experience and her fresh way of looking at things are like mountain water – clear and deep.’
Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

About the Author

Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and one of the foremost students of Chogyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. She is the author of ‘The Wisdom of No Escape,’ ‘Start Where You Are,’ and the best-selling ‘When Things Fall Apart.’ She is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastry in North America established for Westerners.

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Life is so simple, yet so complicated...
This book simplifies life, it 'pulls out' the complications we make of life and makes the reader see the essence of what being is all about.
Written so most people can understand it - no highflying words!
Nice & simple - joy to read. Grounded me tremendously
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Pema Chodron's books are changing my life, slowly one step at a time but this is one of those books that has had a massive impact on my life in a good way. I struggle with anxiety, depression and more recently acute grief. The world was feeling more and more a place where I didn't want to be, or see place for me in it. Pema helps you look at the world in a different way, and her techniques have really helped me look at the world in a different way.

If you struggle with anxiety, stress, depression. If the world in spinning too fast for you; Get this book. These conditions are not easy or quick to fix but this book makes a big difference to how you live 'with them' and this makes more things seem possible. If you are wondering which of Pema's books to get and you can only get one, for anxiety issues I'd recommend starting with this one.
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I didnt find Pema for a while after I started practicing Buddhism but since I have my life and practice have totally transformed. What makes Pema's teachings in this book and others so profound is that she doesnt tell you to get rid of anything. Unlike a lot of Buddhism that can often describe practice as removing or fixing things within yourself, Shambhala Buddhism (which is taught in this book) starts and finishes with you being perfect just as you are. There is nothing to change. Hence the title "Start Where You are". Her teaching is about connecting with the tenderness beneath all of the suffering, justification and confusion. The tenderness of the heart is something that we all share, without exception. This is why this book will change your life.

I would recommend it to everyone but especially those who seem to struggle with self-doubt or self aversion. I find all Buddhism is basically the same underneath its just some types suit different types of minds.
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Love love love Pema... Her writing and message inspires, reminds me not to stray too far, and if I do reminds me how to find my way home
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All the concepts and practices in this book is so well put! A great book for everyone to read!
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This is a good book for anyone that is looking to apply the teachings in their lives. The key word being "apply".

The style is warm and approachable and there are many useful examples, anecdotes and illustrations given. This is not a dry text designed to be read once and forgotten.

The book will be useful for anyone looking to deepen their practice, but is probably most use for those with some familiarity of what is required already.
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Another well-written book from this author.... This one specifically has more references to Buddhist meditation practice and 'slogans', but with a very open and readable approach. She takes apart some otherwise abstract concepts and brings them to earth in a human and practical way. This book would be good for anyone curious about how spiritual practice can be part of everyday life or someone who has learnt Shamatha practice and would like to refine it.
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