How We Live Is How We Die

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Life is a constant journey of change, every moment represents death of one state and the resurgence of another. In How We Live Is How We Die, American Tibetan Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön shares timeless advice about living our lives fully present in every moment.

Based on the “bardos” from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the book provides a fresh interpretation of the teachings regarding the intermediate state between lives. By describing the Tibetan worldview and explaining the various stages of dying, Chödrön invites the reader to ponder and understand the ever-changing nature of reality. Preparing for the inevitable requires wisdom and compassion amid the perennial shadow of obsolescence.

Every student of dharma or Buddhist teachings would be familiar with Chödrön’s gift to connect ageless lessons on purposeful practices that yield harmony and empathy. Written in Chödrön’s eighty-fifth year, the book builds upon the important learnings about overcoming fear and grief over death and dying. The teacher offers reassuring words of encouragement to live mindfully amid the chaos and noise of modern life.

These lessons are even more pertinent in these times of great uncertainty. As we collectively overcome anxiety and worry about the future, Chödrön offers a gentle reminder about being comfortable with change.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Shambhala
Publish Date 04-Oct-2022
ISBN 9781611809244 Buy this Book
Issue October 2022
Category Philosophy