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Publisher Description

A guide to making the most of life, through bad times as well as good, from bestselling author Pema Chodron. This accessible book has been on the US bestseller lists consistently for four years now.

This book is about saying yes to life in all its manifestations – embracing the potent mixture of joy, suffering, brilliance, and confusion that characterizes the human experience. Pema Chödrön shows us the profound value of our situation of ‘no escape’ from the ups and downs of life.


‘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.

Health & Well-Being
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Customer Reviews

timiambeing ,

Another way...

Buddhism can often be seen as a constant clamouring to leave this life and die to suffering, well in a way it may be, but this little book explains what 'life' is and what 'death' is (if you read between the lines!) and I'm glad I'm dying to the cocoon of safety and becoming alive to the life I am living in every moment - with many blessings. Tim.

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