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Start Where You Are by Pema Chödrön
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Oct 02, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, spirituality, self-help, psychology, how-to

Both of buddhism teacher Pema Chodron's books that I've read are drawn from her talks to students; of the two of them, I much prefer "When Things Fall Apart", which had a better flow. This book is an explanation of the lojong teachings of a 19th-century Tibetan teacher (whom I'm assuming is part of her lineage), which are a series of slogans that give, one by one, practical advice for dealing with life situations via buddhism. The explanations themselves are great, as is the description of tonglen (meditation) practice, but the way they unfold felt a little herky-jerky to me.

Then again, consider the source!

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October 2, 2013 – Started Reading
October 2, 2013 – Shelved
October 27, 2013 – Finished Reading
November 12, 2013 – Shelved as: nonfiction
November 12, 2013 – Shelved as: spirituality
November 12, 2013 – Shelved as: self-help
November 12, 2013 – Shelved as: psychology
November 12, 2013 – Shelved as: how-to

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