Brilliant. Wish I could thank her in person for this amazingly clear insight. I can't believe I may actually "get it" after all these years. I will be listening to this over and over again. Extremely clear.
Wonderful work with direct experience of value of meditation for healing growth and well being. Pema narrates it herself, which is crucial. It is direct transmission of the teaching.
Stay with Chodren's advice to stay with the uncomfortable upsetting Shenpa that inevitably arises in any life; give it 10 years or so, the medicine of meditation, of staying with being present even though trying to erase the murk with eating or sex or anger might supply temporary relief or at least distraction. This is truly a project worthy of a lifetime; one could die happy. Don't read it; listen to it. As you recognize the laughter on the tape, it will bring you joy of being a human being.
This reading touched me deeply. It explores many issues from a live workshop with Pema Chodron with a focus on the staying with and releasing of feelings both good and bad to return to inner peace. Also introduced me to the Tibetan teaching of Shenpa.
My girlfriend and I listened to this on a road trip. I think when we started out we thought we'd listen for a little bit then go back to music. Hours later we were both fully engaged and eager to keep listening. We both found so much practical wisdom delivered with such softness, compassion and humor. Highly recommended!
I really enjoyed the recording of these live presentations. I highly recommend this for anyone struggling with habitualized behaviour from which they desire to be free.
This is the second Pema book I have read, and I love both. They are truly life savers. I have learned so much more than I thought I ever could.
So love her. Would be amazing to go to one of her retreats.
I like the conversational style of the book. I wasn't being read to, I felt like I was being spoken too which brought me fully into the content.
She talks about the "itch", as a bothersome nothing once you acknowledge it and let it go. This has been very helpful in meditations where not only my mind wonders but my body figets for comfort.
Her voice is very calm and pleasant to hear. Humor is great and the best is it didn't seem like the book was filled with what I should do or have to do to meditate "properly",
I truly enjoyed Pema Chondron. She explains very abstract concepts in an easy, and practical way, that we can all relate to and use in our every day existence. I am hooked! I will listen several times to this teaching. I advice a small pad and pen to write down what is important to you because you will encounter many of this moments that you do not want to be fleeing do to their ethereal nature.