When Things Don't Go Your Way: Zen Wisdom for Difficult Times (Hardcover)

When Things Don't Go Your Way: Zen Wisdom for Difficult Times By Haemin Sunim, Charles La Shure (Translated by), Haemin Sunim (Translated by) Cover Image

When Things Don't Go Your Way: Zen Wisdom for Difficult Times (Hardcover)

By Haemin Sunim, Charles La Shure (Translated by), Haemin Sunim (Translated by)

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"In When Things Don’t Go Your Way, Haemin Sunim offers readers a warm and reassuring path through the most challenging moments of our lives. By sharing his hard-won wisdom, he guides us from hardship to self-discovery, helping us to stay centered and feel whole." -Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the Dear Therapists podcast

From renowned Zen Buddhist teacher Haemin Sunim, a guide to turning life's challenges into opportunities for self-discovery


Have you ever felt like life has thrown you a curveball? Are you struggling to overcome unexpected challenges and setbacks?

While loss, heartbreak, and loneliness are all part of the human experience, in this warm guide, internationally bestselling author Haemin Sunim shows us that these moments can actually be rare opportunities for self-discovery, serving as stepping stones to greater things in life.

Drawing on Zen Buddhist philosophy and Sunim’s own experiences, When Things Don't Go Your Way helps you navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace. Whether you're dealing with rejection, uncertainty, loneliness, conflicts in relationships, or burnout--or simply seeking to improve your mental and emotional well-being--Sunim offers a new spiritual perspective, one that helps us face life's challenges with greater ease and understanding, and offers solace and courage when we need it the most.
Haemin Sunim is a Korean Zen Buddhist teacher and author of two bestselling books, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down and Love for Imperfect Things. His books have sold over 6 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 38 languages. Born in South Korea, he came to the United States to study film, only to find himself pulled into the spiritual life. Educated at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for 7 years. His books are popular as guides not only to meditation but also to overcoming the challenges of modern life. When not traveling to share his teachings, Sunim lives in Seoul, where he founded Dharma Illumination Zen Center offering meditation retreats and counseling programs.
Product Details ISBN: 9780143135890
ISBN-10: 0143135899
Publisher: Penguin Life
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English
"In When Things Don’t Go Your Way, Haemin Sunim offers readers a warm and reassuring path through the most challenging moments of our lives. By sharing his hard-won wisdom, he guides us from hardship to self-discovery, helping us to stay centered and feel whole." -Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the Dear Therapists podcast

"Imagine receiving a warm hug from a book – that's exactly what you'll experience with this one. Sunim skillfully offers comforting wisdom in an accessible and gentle manner, while also embracing profound vulnerability, just as he has done with his previous books." -Vex King, bestselling author of Closer to Love and Good Vibes, Good Life”

“Haemin Sunim is one of the wisest and most honest and authentic teachers I know. Drawn from his own lived experience, When Things Don’t Go Your Way offers the kind of guidance we most need when life doesn’t cooperate and we’re painfully, emotionally stuck. It shows us how our challenges themselves can become powerful fuel for spiritual awakening.” —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance