Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion By Pema Chödrön


This book offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the reader through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice, making it a perfect introduction to Pema’s teachings on loving-kindness, meditation, mindfulness, “nowness,” letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions. Through the course of this book, readers will learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.

A collection of short, inspirational readings perfect for daily contemplation or sustained study, designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living.

Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of the 108 day retreat and the Seven Points of Training the Mind Lojong text, the book leads the reader through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. Featuring some of the most important and stirring passages from Pema Chodron`s previous books, this work does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice. It features topics such as loving-kindness, meditation, mindfulness, “nowness”, letting go, and working with fear and painful emotions. Learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.

Comfortable with Uncertainty, like a set of traditional Buddhist prayer beads, strings together 108 gems that will guide and inspire us.

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