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  • A Guide to Compassionate Living
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Joanna Rotté
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Start Where You Are is an indispensable audiobook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön offers guidance on how we can accept our flaws and embrace ourselves wholeheartedly as a prerequisite for developing compassion. Chödrön frames her teachings around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist slogans (called lojong in Tibetan), such as: “Always apply only a joyful state of mind” and “Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness.” Through working with these slogans, we can begin to develop the courage to face our inner pain and thereby discover a wealth of freedom, well-being, and confidence.

©1994 Pema Chödrön (P)2008 Shambhala Publications

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such valuable teachings

loved this book, im going to listen to it again as there is so much value to be taken and put into practice. It teaches you to be kind to yourself and others and definitely helps to see the world in a whole new way than before. I'm excited to read again. Thank you Pema.

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A Guide to living whole-heartedly

I return to this book frequently; it is my companion to living well, managing difficult emotions and building courage to be a better person, so that I can be there for others.

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Really resonated with me at this stage of my life

This is about the 5th attempt I've had of both listening and reading this book. I really couldn't get into it previously but this time around after being recommended it once again by another person I respected it really hit home to me. Was exactly what I needed to keep me on path far away from mindlessness.

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Amazing book

Can speak to you at any time. I have read and re-read this book numerous times. Sometimes I just play when driving and looking for some inspiration- no matter where I start it always seems to be the right place for where I am at that time!
I highly recommend it for anyone looking for ways to understand the nature of the mind.

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Understandable

I loved this book. Pema is exceptional in translating the message in a way that can be easily understood but more importantly easily practised. Thank you!

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what the world needs now

thank you for this profound and life changing understanding of compassion to myself and others

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Very practical, accessible & understandable

I will listen again & again & again. This helps me so much in every way. Pema is an amazing teacher who helps me bring Buddhist tools into my daily life.

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