When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön   “This very moment is the perfect teacher.”

This book was suggested to me by an old friend and trading it got me thinking about Buddhist philosophy …. it also got me through a rough patch together with a person on the other side of the world who I had never met!

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses:

•  Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage
•  Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down
•  Practices for reversing habitual patterns
•  Methods for working with chaotic situations
•  Ways for creating effective social action