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Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better : Wise Advice for Leaning Into the Unknown
by Pema Chodron and Seth Godin


Overview - When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chodron promised that she d speak at the commencement ceremony. "Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better" contains the wisdom shared on that day. What do we do when life doesn t go the way we hoped?  Read more...

 
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Overview
When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chodron promised that she d speak at the commencement ceremony. "Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better" contains the wisdom shared on that day. What do we do when life doesn t go the way we hoped? begins Pema We say, I m a failure. But what if failing wasn t just okay, but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Through the insights of her own teachers and life journey, Pema Chodron offers us her heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown in ourselves and in the world and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For Pema s millions of readers, prospective graduates, or anyone at a life crossroads, this gem of clarity and reassurance is sure to find a welcome place in many a kitchen, office, and backpack."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781622035311
  • ISBN-10: 1622035313
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 160


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Books > Religion > Buddhism - General
Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Inspiration & Personal Growth

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-07-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

For Boulder, Colo.–based Naropa University’s 2014 commencement ceremony, Chödrön (When Things Fall Apart) told new graduates that “knowing how to fail well” is an essential—and neglected—life skill. Chödrön, an American Buddhist nun, popular author, and student of the late Chögyam Trungpa, urges her audience to hold the “rawness of vulnerability in heart” rather than blaming self or others. This volume pairs a transcript of the very short speech, accompanied by abstract black and white drawings, with a more substantive interview with her publisher, in which Chödrön talks candidly about her personal experiences with failure and explores self-hatred, human goodness, and fear. She provides insightful suggestions for how to move forward into life despite crushing failure, how to turn regret into empathy and compassion, and how to cope gracefully with a failing body. This small book, an appropriate gift for recent graduates or anyone facing a challenging transition, also contains sustenance for loyal Chödrön fans, and introduces new readers to her gentle wisdom for living in a “world where there are a lot of things that aren’t fixable.” (Sept.)

 
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