Fear and guilt are two of the greatest challenges we face on the spiritual path—but there is a way to transform these painful feelings into courageous self-acceptance. Here Pema Chödrön presents the five aphorisms for developing fearlessness that were given to Machig Lapdronma, one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest female teachers. Pema comments on these aphorisms, holds question-and-answer sessions, and leads guided meditations to help us: 

   •  overcome shame and guilt 
   •  remain courageous in the face of pain 
   •  transform our relationships with difficult people 
   •  increase our feelings of generosity and compassion