Taking the Leap

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Taking the Leap

Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

By Pema Chodron; Sandy Boucher (Editor)

Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 9781590308431, 111pp.

Publication Date: December 21, 2010

Description
Best-seller Pema ChOdrOn draws on the Buddhist concept of "shenpa" to help us see how certain habits of mind tend to "hook" us and get us stuck in states of anger, blame, self-hatred, and addiction. The good news is that once we start to recognize these patterns, they instantly begin to lose their hold on us and we can begin to change our lives for the better.

"This path entails uncovering three basic human qualities," explains Pema. "They are natural intelligence, natural warmth, and natural openness. Everyone, everywhere, all over the globe, has these qualities and can call on them to help themselves and others."

This book gives us the insights and practices we can immediately put to use in our lives to awaken these essential qualities. In her friendly and encouraging style, Pema ChOdrOn helps us take a bold leap toward a new way of living--one that will bring about positive transformation for ourselves and for our troubled world.



About the Author
Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling "When Things Fall Apart "and "Don't Bite the Hook.""


Praise For Taking the Leap

“This short guide provides valuable tools for change in uncertain times.”—Publishers Weekly

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