Pema Chödrön’s perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life’s difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth—now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema—makes for a perfect gift and addition to one’s spiritual library.
Since its first publication twenty years ago, When Things Fall Apart has become the go-to spiritual classic for thousands worldwide—and its popularity has not waned over time. Pema’s work has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Spirituality & Health, and other popular magazines. In recent years, When Things Fall Apart was adapted into a highly successful app and was featured on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” in 2014. This anniversary edition, freshly packaged in a flapped paperback with a new interior design and a new afterword of reflections from Pema, celebrates her influence on contemporary spirituality and solidifies the book’s presence in popular culture.
“Perhaps what makes Pema’s message resonate so strongly with people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path, is its universality. Each of us has experienced heartache; how we interact with that feeling, Pema says, can create the possibility of a more joyful life.”—O, The Oprah Magazine
“Pema Chödrön is one of those spiritual teachers who brings ancient wisdom to bear upon our daily triumphs and tragedies…. Incredibly wise and poignantly practical.”—Spirituality & Health
“Chödrön’s book is filled with useful advice about how Buddhism helps readers to cope with the grim realities of modern life.”—Publishers Weekly
PEMA CHÖDRÖN is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many best-selling books, including When Things Fall Apart and The Places That Scare You.