Start Where You Are

September 23rd—October 28th

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  • $20 Price
  • $30 Patron Price
  • $10 Member Price
Room: On-line

Topic: "Start Where You Are" Book Class featuring Pema Chodron's book
Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Wed, until Oct 28, 2020, 6 occurrence(s)
        Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM
        Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM
        Oct 7, 2020 07:00 PM
        Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM
        Oct 21, 2020 07:00 PM
        Oct 28, 2020 07:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 838 1202 8576


Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron.  Pema takes the classical Lojong teachings and presents them in a clear straightforward way, making them easier to understand. Lojong means mind training. These teachings are organized around seven points that contain fifty-nine pithy slogans that remind us how to awaken our hearts.  I don't know about you, but keeping my heart open and not pushing away the chaos of now has been quite a challenge!  
Here is a description of the book.

Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are"—embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "Always apply only a joyful state of mind," "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness," and "Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment." 

Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation,  Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.
This book also takes us more deeply into the meditation practice of Tonglen, which has tremendous merit in helping others who are suffering during these times of suffering.
Please note, the fee is voluntary.  If you wish to not pay it, just skip that part of the registration form.