Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron
This book offers the reader short, stand-alone readings designed to help cultivate compassion and awareness amid all of the challenges of daily living. More than just a collection of thoughts for the day, it offers a progressive program of spiritual study which leads the reader through essential themes, concepts and practices on the Buddhist path.
Comfortable with Uncertainty doesn't assume any prior knowledge of Buddhist practices or thoughts which makes it a perfect introduction to Chodron's teaching. It features essential and stirring passages from her previous books and explories topics such as meditation, loving, kindness, mindfulness, "nowness, letting go and working with fear and other painful emotions. Over the course of this book, readers will learn both practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that can block compassion.
About the author: Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and a student of Chogyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. She is the author of 4 best selling books and is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia which is the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners.