An open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times
Product Code: 8439
ISBN: 9781611808681
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Shambhala
Pages: 192
Published Date: 10/13/2020
Availability:In stock
Price: $16.95

In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas–compassionate beings–in times of hardship.

Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with–even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

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1. Begin with a Broken Heart
2. Does It Matter?
3. Overcoming Polarization
4. The Fine Art of Failure
5. The Path of Non-Rejecting
6. Just as It Is
7. How Not to Lose Heart
8. Beyond the Comfort Zone
9. Speaking from Our Shared Humanity
10. How You Label It Is How It Appears
11. The Practice of Open Awareness
12. Life Changes in an Instant
13. Cool Emptiness
14. Experiencing Nowness
15. Birth and Death in Every Moment
16. Imagine Life without Ego
17. Our Wisdom Changes the World
18. Welcoming the Unwelcome with Laughter
19. Learning from Our Teachers
20. Mission Impossible
Practices For Welcoming The Unwelcome
Basic Sitting Meditation
Tonglen Practice
Locate, Embrace, Stop, Remain.

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"[Cho¨dro¨n’s] trademark tenacity and wisdom provide meditative practices and convincing rationale for more empathetic living.”—Publishers Weekly

“Anyone seeking strategies for navigating and finding peace within an increasingly polarized world will find this text useful, as well as individuals seeking an accessible introduction to key principles of Buddhist thought.”—Library Journal

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