Start Where You Are

A Guide to Compassionate Living

by Pema Chodron

Start Where You Are

Paperback, 156 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $14.95 | purchase

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A Guide to Compassionate Living
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An American Buddhist nun explains how to become compassionate and fearless by accepting the pain in individual lives in their present state through the study of fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings.

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You're Only Human: 3 Books That Forgive Your Faults

In Start Where You Are, Buddhist nun Pema Chodron makes an unexpected promise. Those despicable parts of your human nature? They're the raw material for wisdom and growth. "You can feel as wretched as you like, and you're still a good candidate for enlightenment," she reassures us. Whether you want to meditate your way to Buddhahood or just quit smoking, you don't have to wait to become someone else. Many of us have a desperate hope: On Jan. 1, I'll wake up and I won't be

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