Formerly a US housewife, Pema is now one of the foremost students of Chogyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master, and her books have a gentle and broad appeal to a wide audience, due to her humble beginnings.
Beautifully repackaged for the Australian commercial market, Pema's books are based on the wisdom found in Tibetan Buddhism but are written in a way that appeals to the curious non-Buddhist and heartened practitioner alike. Compassion and understanding ooze from the pages and her accessibility has seen her soar up the US bestseller lists and become highly reviewed.
Living a very private life, she is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners.
This book, of greatest help when things are really falling apart, reveals:
- Ways to use painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion and courage.
- Practices for reversing our negative habitual patterns.
- Methods for working with chaotic situations.
Read from the beginning to the end or drop in at any chapter. The books can be reread hundreds of times and each time fresh nuggets of insight found.