Monday, June 29, 2015

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living



Title
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
Author
Pema Chodron
Call Number
BQ7805 .C49 2001
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Recommended
Book Review
In "Start Where You Are", Pema encourages us to cultivate compassion for others by first being compassionate towards ourselves. Her insightful writing about what it means to be human frequently had me pausing for reflection and thought, which definitely made this NOT a quick read despite its short length. As with much Buddhist writing, there is a lot of difficult jargon and complex concepts that I'm not sure I even halfway grasped, but Pema Chodron does an admirable job of explaining these concepts for Western audiences.
Submitted By
David Carson
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

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