- 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)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,703,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living Paperback – 2 Jun 2003
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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.’
‘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.
Top Customer Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
She wonderful, very easy to read and gets to the issues in a simple manner. Great inspirationPublished 17 months ago by Diana Morgan
Pema Chodron books are very easy to read and wonderfully writtenPublished 18 months ago by Jo Clarke
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