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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
Pema Chodron
Call Number
BQ7805 .C49 2001
2nd Floor Humanities
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

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