It’s true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves, and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms lies in remaining open to life in all circumstances, and here Pema Chödrön shows us how. When we embrace the happiness and suffering, intelligence and confusion that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a wellspring of courageous love within our hearts.
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is currently a student of the Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first… More about Pema Chödrön