WHEN THINGS FELL APART: memories from our Pema Chödrön decades
From the Editors / Pema Chödrön / Shambhala

WHEN THINGS FELL APART: memories from our Pema Chödrön decades

On the occasion of its 20th Anniversary Edition, our Associate Publisher Jonathan Green wrote some of his memories about Pema’s classic book: Dear reader, I’m one of the “old-timers” of Shambhala Publications, old enough to remember when we published this wonderful book almost 20 years ago. Pema’s earlier books, The Wisdom of No Escape and … Continue reading

WHEN THINGS FELL APART: memories from our Pema Chödrön decades
From the Editors / Pema Chödrön / Shambhala

WHEN THINGS FELL APART: memories from our Pema Chödrön decades

On the occasion of its 20th Anniversary Edition, our Associate Publisher Jonathan Green wrote some of his memories about Pema’s classic book: Dear reader, I’m one of the “old-timers” of Shambhala Publications, old enough to remember when we published this wonderful book almost 20 years ago. Pema’s earlier books, The Wisdom of No Escape and … Continue reading

Thinking
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Thinking

The scriptures say that thinking is not thinking, so do not even think about not having thoughts. There is no thinking about nonconceptualization, or about anything else. The scriptures also say that one should not think “stop thinking!” Do not think in order to clarify the meaning of nonconceptuality. This becomes more and more subtle, … Continue reading

The Gate of Chan
Zen

The Gate of Chan

As a result of unwavering diligence you arrive at the gate of Chan. Before the gate stands a gatekeeper who says, “First you must put down your weapons.” Being determined to pass through the gate, you give it no second thought, so you drop all your defenses. After that the guard says, “Next you must … Continue reading