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Pema Chodron is a true hidden treasure living right here on Canada's East Coast. She brings the Buddhist teachings to life with her colorful antics that are based on her years of experiences with the practices.
I would also say to those pondering the purchase of her audio selections, that you can't go wrong in choosing any one of her precious recordings. However, you will be missing out if you don't listen to them all.
For many years I have been "finding myself" or at least trying to get a glimpse. I have read heard many authors and writers and Pema , at this point , tops them all. Her grace, humor and life stories touch me in my many ways. When I find the world closing in and my Spirit fading out, she brings me back to center.
After being a follower of the Buddha for many years,
I seldom find a teacher who distills his teachings into an easy flowing, humorous and immediately usable way, that westerners are expect....this is someone who has obviously applied those teachings to herself, and has the real wisdom to pass on to us....please purchase this Audio, if you want REAL happiness for yourself and others!!!!
A funny teaching on Tonglen. If you don't know what Tonglen is, learn. It will change your life (no guarantee). This is a great source to learn Tonglen. If you don't want to spend the money on this particular book, because you aren't sure what Tonglen is. Research it, and then come back and get this book. Or don't. Also check out Pema Chodrons book on Audible.com called Good Medicine.
I loved Awakening Compassion, and incorporated the Tonglen practice as she outlines it into my daily meditation. Pema is the perfect teacher for even the most cynical students: non-dogmatic, practical, loving and humorous. She makes Buddhist practice fun and encourages you to "start where you are."
This book is not what I was expecting to have; the sound is terrible, bad quality to say the least. You hear all throughout the book people coughing and moving chairs much more clearly than narration. I have tried different books and others are far better than this one in sound quality. Meditations are not very different from others. I would not recommend this audible book, buy a hard copy and read it instead.
I really enjoyed listening to her and the teachings. Tonglen is really "the" practice that I think every human being shall be made aware of...Pema for me, is undoubtfully "the" teacher...Thank you Pema for choosing to share your wisdom with us.
I already knew Pema Chodron from some of her earlier books, but hearing her voice and her liveliness and her down to earth way of approaching the problems that all of us experience sooner or later has been a totally new and much more rewarding experience. In particular I found the Tong Len meditation inspiring and really effective. She has great humanity and such a practical way of addressing our difficulties and giving advice even on small things that I found all of the talks very helpful. Five stars absolutely.
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