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Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears


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Best-seller Pema Chödrön 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 Chödrön 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 Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam 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.

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traydee, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by traydee)
Terrific down-to-earth guidance for releasing habitual responses to everyday triggers. Great for changing our relationship to addictive substances and to overcoming fearful thoughts that hold us back from living fully.
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Garold, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Garold)
The Dharma is ancient, but Chodron's latest book freshly articulates her main theme of Shempa (getting hooked), with clear and direct explanations that are based on the Dharma, without loosing readers in traditional foreign language terms. It is a very good introduction to mindfulness and meditation.
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Chodron, Pema
Shambhala Publications
New Age (Self Help)
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Buddhism - General
Religion Western-Inspirational
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