Inspiring teachings on what each of us can do to promote peace from the inside out.
With geopolitical tensions and the threat of violence flaring all over the world, people everywhere are experiencing a heightened sense of vulnerability and helplessness. But there is hope. Pema Chodron here shows us how to identify the underlying causes of these tensions and how we can really contribute to creating a more peaceful world—by starting right where we are. She draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. And she offers practical techniques all of us can use to work for peace in our own lives, at the level of our habits of thought and action. It's never too late, she tells us, to look within and discover a new way of living and to transform not only our personal lives but our whole world.
PEMA CHODRON is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is a best-selling author whose many books include When Things Fall Apart and The Places That Scare You.