When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Pema Chodron, Author Shambhala Publications $18.95 (208p) ISBN 978-1-57062-969-3
Pema Chodron, a student of Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche and Abbot of Gampo Abbey, has written the Tibetan Buddhist equivalent of Harold Kushner's famous book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. As the author indicates in the postscript to her book: ""We live in difficult times. One senses a possibility they may get worse."" Consequently, Chodron's book is filled with useful advice about how Buddhism helps readers to cope with the grim realities of modern life, including fear, despair, rage and the feeling that we are not in control of our lives. Through reflections on the central Buddhist teaching of right mindfulness, Chodron orients readers and gives them language with which to shape their thinking about the ordinary and extraordinary traumas of modern life. But most importantly, Chodron demonstrates how effective the Buddhist point of view can be in bringing order into disordered lives.
Reviewed on: 09/16/2002
Release date: 09/01/2002
Genre: Religion
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