When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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

Title:When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781570623448
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    When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times Reviews

  • Kristy

    I read this book over and over again. I LOVE her and her simple, straightforward way of talking about really deep spirituality. What initially attracted me to this book is kind of a funny story actual...

  • Kermit

    My therapist recommended this book when I was dealing with the end of my 11-yr relationship. She introduced it to me saying that often, when things seems the darkest, it just means we on the verge of ...

  • Nita Shoyket

    It was divine intervention that I found & read this book. I had just hurriedly packed a trailer full of stuff & moved out of my house. I was in a bad place. I lost my job. My marriage was a huge disas...

  • David Peirce

    Pema Chodron is one of the first Buddhist writers I found as I began to explore Buddhist philosophy, along with Tara Brach and Thich Nhat Hanh. These are writers who understand the disconnection of We...

  • Lorraine Lesar

    As a practicing Buddhist, this certainly fell apart for me. Did I learn anything new, see something from a different perception? The simple answer is, no. Personally I thought the author preached and ...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    This book has come up multiple times in conversation in the last year so I decided to get it from the library. This will be a book I will buy to keep in my collection, to pull off the shelf and read b...

  • Sienna

    This is the sort of book that enters your life precisely when you need it, when you're living the title and not much else. Or, more precisely, this is the sort of book you don't pick up until you need...

  • Thomas

    A thought-provoking book about embracing pain and approaching our struggles with openness and curiosity. Similar to Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, When Things Fall Apart encourages us to accept...

  • CultDoctor

    Quite possibly the most impacting book I have ever read in my life. I picked this up when I thought things were going wonderfully. I had no idea how much more there was in life. "As I become more whol...

  • Virginia Cavanillas

    A pessimistic message but a very honest one. I donā€™t know how to rate it tho... I guess if youā€™re able to extract one single thing from it and apply it to your life thatā€™s a success itself and i...