When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times
by Pema Chödrön | 160 pages

Pema Chödrön is a Buddhist teacher and prolific author with an incredibly strong, yet compassionate and grounded perspective. This book is all about facing challenging times with courage as we lean into our fears and grow. We'll explore a bunch of Big Ideas on everything from why we should meditate to how long the process of actualizing takes (roughly the rest of our lives :)!


“May it [this book] encourage you to settle down with your life and take these teachings on honesty, kindness, and bravery to heart. If your life is chaotic and stressful, there’s plenty of advice here for you. If you’re in transition, suffering from loss, or just fundamentally restless, these teachings are tailor made. The main point is that we all need to be reminded and encouraged to relax with whatever arises and bring whatever we encounter to the path.”

~ Pema Chödrön from When Things Fall Apart

Pema Chödrön is a Buddhist teacher and prolific author with an incredibly strong, yet compassionate and grounded perspective.

Her books are densely packed with practical wisdom to help us deal with challenging times. We profiled some of her Big Ideas in our Note on another one of her awesome books, The Places That Scare You, and I’m excited to share some more here.

So, let’s jump in!

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Pema Chödrön

American Buddhist nun and teacher.