No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the by Pema Chödrön

By Pema Chödrön

Through the years, Pema Chödrön's books have provided readers an exhilarating new lifestyle: constructing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all features in their lives. In No Time to Lose Pema invites readers to enterprise additional alongside the trail of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining extensive how we will wake up the softness of our hearts and advance actual self assurance amid the demanding situations of day-by-day residing.

Pema unearths the conventional Buddhist teachings that advisor her personal lifestyles: these of The manner of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), a textual content written by way of the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This valuable Buddhist paintings is remarkably appropriate for our instances, describing the stairs we will take to domesticate braveness, worrying, and joy—the keys to therapeutic ourselves and our bothered international. Pema bargains us a hugely functional and fascinating remark in this crucial textual content, explaining how its profound teachings could be utilized to our day-by-day lives.

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