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Bodhisattva Mind Audiobook

Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

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What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment. "We all have a consciousness that knows what helps and what causes harm," says Ani Pema. "With this same ability, we can 'tame our minds', and extricate ourselves from suffering."

A practicum of insights and meditations from this cherished teacher, Bodhisattva Mind shows us how to connect with the spacious, clear, unbiased nature of our minds and experience the joy of complete freedom.

©2006 Pema Chodron; (P)Sounds True

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    Melanie Thornton Scott, AR USA 07-26-15
    Melanie Thornton Scott, AR USA 07-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "My new favorite Pema program"

    Good medicine! I'm making this one of those recordings I listen to repeatedly. Thank, Pema and Sounds True! And of course, Shantideva!

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    Robert Crowdus 04-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Om Svasti"

    This book was recommended by my teacher and it did not disappoint. Challenging the listener to deepen their practice, Shantideva's teachings are vast and deep. Pema helped me, as a westerner, to relate. Plus plenty of intelligent humor. Highly recommend.

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    Denise 09-20-11
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    "Bodhisattva mind."

    While a novice student and practitioner of Buddhism, I am a huge fan of Pema Chodron. I found her commentary on this classic Buddhist text outstanding and accessible. I also read and re-read (I imagine I will read many more times in the future) her book "No Time to Lose" in which the audio is based.

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    Damian C. 09-08-16
    Damian C. 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    So grateful for Pama's teachings. Thoroughly enjoyed her translation of the bodhisattva mind. Seven words I must write to submit my review

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    Timothy St. Louis, MO 01-14-16
    Timothy St. Louis, MO 01-14-16

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    "Highly recommend!!"

    Pema Chodron explains The Way Of The Bodhisattva in a manner which is easy to relate to. Highly recommend this teaching to everyone interested in learning about the dharma!

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    CJ LUCAS, TX, United States 05-13-15
    CJ LUCAS, TX, United States 05-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about Bodhisattva Mind?

    I love Pema Chodron


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Pema Chodron


    Have you listened to any of Pema Chodron’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Pema Chodron


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, over and over and over, to the point where I think we are friends


    Any additional comments?

    didI mention that I love Pema Chodron

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    Rippy Dusseldorp Saran 04-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "So inspiring, listening over and over again"

    If you want to grow to be more patient, compassionate and kind, leading to more joy and happiness, listen to Pema explain the Way of the Boddhisattva ( the enlightened one). Over and over again. I do it mostly when doing the dishes :-)

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    Kperline 04-02-15
    Kperline 04-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just what I needed"

    A very thorough, thoughtful and modern take on the teachings. I just love to hear Pema Chidron teach, she never disappoints!

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    T. Kruse Oakland, CA 01-01-15
    T. Kruse Oakland, CA 01-01-15
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    "continuity in teaching"

    Pema has wisdom, humor and an invitational style of teaching that keeps me continuing to study and practice on this spiritual path.

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    Owen Lam Singapore 09-04-13
    Owen Lam Singapore 09-04-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Good balance of humour and driving home the points"
    What did you love best about Bodhisattva Mind?

    I like the very down to earth way pema uses in her lectures and how she relates them. She brings across the issues as very real and common


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bodhisattva Mind?

    That people will always have issues and criticism but the power is to learn to perceive it differently and learn from it and grow from it. People that are difficult are our teachers


    Which character – as performed by Pema Chodron – was your favorite?

    ?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Your mind creates the world


    Any additional comments?

    It is my first audio book from pema... and i'm addicted now. Coming from asia, buddhism is usually taught in chinese and is hard to obtain teachings in english.

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