When Things Fall Apart
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
For those overcome by anxiety, pain and fear, Buddhist nun Pema Chodron says in this bestselling abridged audio-CD set of her book by the same name that there is fundamental happiness readily available, no matter how difficult things seem to be.
Pema Chodron is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is also the author of The Wisdom of No Escape and Start Where You Are.
According to Buddhist teaching, she says, one needs to learn not to run from suffering and to actually learn to approach it fearlessly, compassionately, and with curiosity. Then, according to her, all situations, even very painful ones, can be used to discover the truth and love that are utterly indestructible.
"As one of Pema Chodron's grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart."
- Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple