The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Conversations with a master, a boddhisatva of the highest order, a woman with a gift for communicating complex and subtle ideas in delightful, pithy language. It's so self-regarding and preachy the delivery, not the contents making it a fairly excruciating listen. In pain and crisis, teaches Pema Chödrön, there lies a hidden doorway to freedom that appears to us only when we're sure that there is no way out. Look for items sold by Walmart. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.
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It feels like you may never recover sometimes. The story was shaken by a hic up of doubt in the retelling. What I like live teaching for is the sense of being in the room. What is the real difference? Ironically it is this fear of honest self-reflection that keeps us trapped in patterns of stress and discontentment. And yeah, I get the irony of being so annoyed by something like this when I'm trying to listen to Buddhist teachings. At the request of the Sixteenth Karmapa, she received the full bikshuni ordination in the Chinese lineage of Buddhism in 1981 in Hong Kong. Pema comments on these aphorisms, holds question-and-answer sessions, and leads guided meditations.
I was thirteen when this book came out, due to reduced vision I prayed for an audio edition. And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? Anger usually appears when we fail to set healthy boundaries. Fresh, accessible - wise What did you like best about this story? Sign up for ShippingPass so you can shop more, save money and live better. Here is a vision for moving beyond this most basic fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and joy that reside at the core of our being. She talks about learning to deal with this and why its hard even for the Buddhist masters.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? The narrator is heavy-handed and overly didactic in tone. Which, I suppose, Pema might say is perfect. A few years back, however, a good friend gave me a book by Pema Chodron called, When Things Fall Apart. Perhaps my personal highlight was the discussion of elders often sheltering themselves within walls for safety, then becoming fearful of anything within the walls themselves. Everyone should listen in, you might need to listen over and over but it will soften your soul because it is the way of the Dharma in any form.
I would highly recommend it to anyone that is seeking to start or refresh their path in mindfulness practice! There is no hocus-pocus or uncomfortable chanting. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain. When we learn why we feel the way we do, our emotions become productive, rather than destructive forces. When Pema was writing this book, my sense is that her intention was that her words would land in our minds in a clear, yet comforting and encouraging way. When life is challenging, embrace it, trust you are not alone and look inwards. In these inspiring sessions, she teaches us how to give that compassion to the person we neglect most often - ourselves. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.
It felt really distracting and wrong for this book, where you just want to experience the author's direct teachings, and not have the narrator inserting themselves or their weird interpretation into it. Here is a vision for moving beyond this most basic fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and joy that reside at the core of our being. That was really — because I have started to use it every day of my life in difficult situations — has made it possible for me to be become more compassionate, to become more tenderhearted and loving rather than more afraid and full of aggression and wanting to strike out and protect me and mine. Cassandra was not a good choice for a narrator I have heard at least six audiobooks narrated by Cassandra and I consider her to be a great narrator. Affordably priced and ideal for beginners, they're a powerful way to use energy healing, guided imagery, meditation, and other proven practices at home or on the go. I had to take many breaks and could only listen to Cassandra Campbell's narration for short periods of time.
And you could think of that as a synonym for the word patience. Chödrön has devoted much of her writing and teaching to explaining how the basic tenets of Buddhism can help people understand and cope with the pain and disappointments of everyday life in the modern world. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. How does this one compare? I love Pema I love listening to her and reading her books. Pema Chödrön is a fully ordained Buddhist nun in the Tibetan vajrayana tradition, and a teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. Well, it's tool you can use when you feel horrible, and it helps a little bit. When I found more of her work on Audible, I dove in, thinking it would be something different and something perfect for audio.
But Lodro Rinzler has wonderfully good news for those suffering heartbreak: The 2,500-year-old teachings of the Buddha are the ultimate antidote for emotional pain. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better, published Sept. I'd been curious about this title for a while and I'm glad I checked it out now. If a Sounds True product fails to meet your expectations—for any reason—simply return it with receipt for a full refund. To restrict ourselves by choosing to turn away from it is the greatest tragedy that we could bestow upon ourselves.
I think that it will be something that I listen to again and again. Pema Chödrön has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. They come together and they fall apart. I've never felt like I was playing with a full deck of cards. For items purchases from Sounds True, which manufactured by other companies, we indicate the warranty period in the product description.