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Waar je bang voor bent : moed en mededogen…

Waar je bang voor bent : moed en mededogen in moeilijke tijden (original 2001; edition 2001)

by Pema Chödrön

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Title:Waar je bang voor bent : moed en mededogen in moeilijke tijden
Authors:Pema Chödrön
Info:Utrecht : Servire, 2001. - 144 p. ; 22 cm.
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The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön (2001)



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Pema Chodron's wisdom shines through every page of this marvelous book. I have been turning to her profound words to help me during difficult times. A wonderful book. ( )
  Soulmuser | May 30, 2017 |

"We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us. Nothing and no one is fixed. Whether the reality of change is a source of freedom for us or a source of horrific anxiety makes a significant difference. Do the days of our lives add up to further suffering or to increased capacity for joy? That’s an important question."

Not much to say about this one: Pema has a great way of explaining concepts relating to meditation, but I would not recommend this book to someone who is new to Buddhism or meditation practice. If anything, this book is a good accompaniment but it does require some familiarity with terms and concepts.

Nevertheless, a thoughtful compilation of stories and advice which invites readers and practitioners to question everything. ( )
  BrokenTune | Aug 21, 2016 |
You could do worse things in your life than spend some time listening to Pema Chodron. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jan 29, 2016 |
I give this book 5 stars. I love the way Pema writes - she has a flow in her writing that is calm and beautiful and open. ( )
  1gypsygal | Mar 16, 2014 |
This is a book I will have to re-read. As soon as I finished it, I felt the need to begin it again. I will be thinking about many of the things she writes about for a long time. ( )
  juliana_t | Jan 11, 2012 |
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Pema Chödrön is een Amerikaanse boeddhistische non en een van de meest vooraanstaande leerlingen van Chögyarn Trungpa. Zij leeft in Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, en geeft daar tevens^ onderricht. Gampo Abbey is het eerste Tibetaanse Noord-Amerika dat is opgericht voor westerlingen.
Ais auteur maakte Pema Chödrön naam met Als je wereld instort. In haar nieuwe boek neemt zij ons opnieuw mee op de weg die ons van pijn, angst en lijden kan verlossen. Paradoxaal genoeg zegt de boeddhist, dat doen waar je bang voor bent, de manier is om je angst te overwinnen. Maar daar zijn wel moed en mededogen voor nodig. In dit boek laat Pema Chödrön ons op haar onnavolgbare manier zien hoe het leven, met al zijn.. tegenslagen, geleefd kan worden.Waar je bang voor bent is een waardevol boek over een van de grote levensproblemen. Geschreven speciaal voor de grote en groeiende groep boeddhistisch geïnteresseerden, maar eijj Van universeel belang.
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One of the most inspiring spiritual teachers of our time offers simple, practical advice for living with less fear, less anxiety and a more open heart. Bought in a hotly contested auction, The Places That Scare You is now available in massmarket, taking Pema Chodron 's spiritual teachings to a wider audience. We always have a choice, Pema Chodron teaches: we can either let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kind. This unique book shows us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect to others. In her lively, contemporary voice, Chodron translates the wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for the layperson. Her wisdom cuts across all traditions and religions -- appealing to everyone from the Dalai Lama's followers to ordinary people trying to make sense of their lives. This title has gone straight onto the bestseller lists in the USA, where it has just been published. Recently profiled in Oprah's O magazine, Pema Chodron is a spiritual teacher for anyone -- whether they have a spiritual path or not. Her heartfelt advice and wisdom (developed in her 20 years of practice as a Tibetan Buddhist nun as well as her years previously as a normal 'housewife and mother') give her a wide appeal. Particularly in these difficult times, this advice strikes just the right note, offering us comfort and challenging us to live deeply and contribute to creating a more loving world.

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Offers advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light.

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