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What do you do when things fall apart?

Apr 5, 2019

This week, Pema Chödrön helps us answer that question in her book When Things Fall Apart – Heart Advice For Difficult Times.

Pema is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, acharya and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Chödrön is the principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Pema is interested in helping establish the monastic tradition in the West, as well in continuing her work with Buddhists of all traditions, sharing ideas and teachings. She has written several books: “The Wisdom of No Escape”, “Start Where You Are”, “When Things Fall Apart”, “The Places that Scare You”, “No Time to Lose” and “Practicing Peace in Times of War”, and most recently, “Smile at Fear”. 

We talk about the first seven chapters in this first of two episodes covering the book, including:


  1. Intimacy with Fear
  2. When Things Fall Apart
  3. This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher
  4. Relax As It Is
  5. It’s Never Too Late
  6. Not Causing Harm
  7. Hopelessness and Death

Real uplifting stuff!

If you like what you're hearing, you can purchase the book here.

You can visit the Pema Chödrön Foundation website here!

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