Another great dharma book from Pema! She is just a master at taking somewhat arcane Buddhist teachings and putting them into plain English. This is a perfect book for people who have already been introduces to meditation a little and are exploring the path forward. Can't miss. — Chris Morrow
This wise and encouraging book from the American Buddhist nun teaches us through "The Three Commitments" to embrace our prickly natures and habitual patterns in order to live fearlessly and be completely present for ourselves and for those in our lives and in the world, even in the most challenging and difficult times. — Amy Palmer
Best-selling author and spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön shares life-changing practices for living with wisdom, confidence, and integrity amidst confusing situations and uncertain times.
We live in difficult times. Life so often seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy our world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the comfortable—to our deep-seated habits and familiar ways? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more powerful experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the “Three Commitments”—provide a treasure trove of wisdom for learning to step right into the unknown, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live an openhearted life, but we find that we begin to naturally and more effectively reach out to help and heal all those around us.
About the Author
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. She is the author of numerous best-selling books, including When Things Fall Apart, Start Where You Are, and The Wisdom of No Escape.