The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Topics for Discussion

Pema Chödrön
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What is the prison of the ego? How do the Lords of Form contribute to it creation? Discuss how bodhichitta gets into the prison.

Discuss the three principle characteristics of human existence? What misunderstanding lead us to conclude that these are not valid?

What are the four limitless qualities? What are some methods for cultivating them?

What are the near and far enemies of loving-kindness? Of compassion? Of joy? Of equanimity? How does knowledge of these near and far enemies help us to enhance the four limitless qualities?

What are the eight variations on the tendency to hope and fear and how do they inhibit equanimity?

Describe the concept of lhenchak. How does this near enemy of loving-kindness trick us? Describe some real life situations that might apply.

Discuss the concept of forgiveness. How does it relate to the theme of Chapter 14? In what...

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