Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Pema Chodron books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (2016)
- Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears (2019)
- Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion (2018)
- The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Deckled Edge) (2018)
- Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (2018)
- The Pocket Pema Chodron (Shambhala Pocket Classics) (2008)
- Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change (2013)
- Becoming Bodhisattvas: A Guidebook for Compassionate Action (2018)
- The Wisdom of No Escape: and the Path of Loving-Kindness (2018)
- Practicing Peace (2018)
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (2016)
How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined.
Ever feel trapped in the same old habits and painful emotions time and time again? These are patterns we all face, and sometimes they feel impossible to shake. So how can we get unstuck?
These are essential teachings for developing compassion and clarity amid the anxieties and hardships of real life. Collecting some of the most powerful passages from Pema Chödrön’s many beloved books, this compact handbook for spiritual practice is rich with inspiration and insight.
We always have a choice in how we react to the circumstances of our lives. We can let them harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and allow our inherent human kindness to shine through.
We all want to be fearless, joyful, and fully alive. And we all know that it’s not so easy. We’re bombarded every day with false promises of ways to make our lives better—buy this, go here, eat this, don’t do that; the list goes on and on. But Pema Chödrön shows that, until we get to the heart of who we are and really make friends with ourselves, everything we do will always be superficial.
Here is a treasury of 108 short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Chödrön, the beloved Buddhist nun. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this collection offers teachings on: • becoming fearless • breaking free of destructive patterns • developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles • unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness
Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone’s favorite Buddhist nun, it’s even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground—and the secret is: the ground is always shaky. Pema shows how using a traditional Buddhist practice called the Three Vows or Three Commitments, offering us a way to relax into profound sanity in the midst of whatever non-sanity is happening around us.
The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living, offering a window into the greatest potential within us all. Written in the eighth century by the scholar and saint Shantideva, it presents a comprehensive view of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition’s highest ideal—to commit oneself to the life of a bodhisattva warrior, a person who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the freedom and common good of all beings.
It’s true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves. And we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms is simple but not easy: learn to open ourselves up to life in all circumstances. In this guide to true kindness for self and others, Pema Chödrön presents a uniquely practical approach to doing just that.
Practicing Peace (2018)
t.Can there be hope for a peaceful future in times like these? How can we overcome our sense of helplessness when problems seem so big and tensions so strong?
Best Pema Chodron Books You Should Read
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Start Where You Are: A Guide To Compassionate Living
Author(s): Pema Chodron
ID: 2689490, Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Year: 26.10.2014, Size: 408 Kb, Format: fb2
Finding Freedom: How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart
Author(s): Jarvis Jay Masters; Pema Chödrön
ID: 2557911, Publisher: Shambhala, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Peaceful Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Patience
Author(s): Dzigar Kongtrul; Pema Chödrön; Joseph Waxmen
ID: 2860656, Publisher: Shambhala, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.