Practicing Peace (Shambhala Pocket Classic) (Paperback)
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Inspiring teachings on what each of us can do to promote peace from the inside out—now available in a pocket-sized paperback edition
With war and violence flaring all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and utterly helpless. In this book Pema Chödrön draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to offer practical techniques any of us can use to work for peace in our own lives, at the level of our habits of thought and action. It's never too late, she tells us, to look within and discover a new way of living and transform not only our personal lives but our whole world.
This is a pocket-sized reissue of Practicing Peace in Times of War.
About the Author
PEMA CHÖDRÖN is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is a best-selling author whose many books include When Things Fall Apart and The Places That Scare You.
"A solid reinforcement on how to stop the reflexive and habitual emotional reaction to perceived hostility through patience, pausing, breathing. It's not easy, but it is simple."—Publishers Weekly
"In her timely new book, Pema Chödrön offers her insights on the origins of world conflict. Anger originates in our own hearts, she asserts, not on the battlefield. Only by checking our aggression on a personal level can we hope to sow the seeds of peace."—Body & Soul