This book is about saying yes to life, about making friends with ourselves and our world, about accepting the delightful and painful situation of "no exit." It exhorts us to wake up wholeheartedly to everything and to use the abundant, richly textured fabric of everyday life as our primary spiritual teacher and guide.
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and one of the foremost students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the current Shambhala lineage holder, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She is the Director of Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is famed for her clear and refreshing presentation of traditional teachings on meditation, compassion and loving-kindness.