When Things Fall Apart. Heart Advice for Difficult Times.

Author : Pema Chodron
The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses: * using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage * communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down * practices for reversing habitual patterns * methods for working with chaotic situations * ways for creating effective social action