No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva

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 Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered readers an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In this new book, she invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living.

In No Time to Lose Chödrön reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva ( Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy—the key to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Chödrön offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives.

Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, this fresh and accessible guide shows us that the path of the bodhisattva is open to each and every one of us. Pema Chödrön urges us to embark on this transformative path today, writing, "There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it."

 

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In Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhisattvas are those who vow to achieve personal enlightenment solely for the purpose of eliminating the suffering of all sentient beings before they themselves abandon the ... Read full review

Contents

Preparing the Ground
25
Transcending Hesitation
53
Using Our Intelligence
75
Taming the Mind
103
The Three Disciplines
129
Working with Anger
159
Specific Situations for Practicing Patience
189
Enthusiasm
225
Heartbreak with Samsara
269
Dissolving the Barriers
303
Dedication
341
Acknowledgments
363
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Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners in North America. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apartand The Places That Scare You. 

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