For the first time, enjoy over seven hours of Ani Pema's trademark humor and a down-to-earth style in one collectors edition.
©2004 Pema Chodron; (P)2004 Sounds True
"Chodron demonstrates how effective the Buddhist point of view can be in bringing order into disordered lives." (Publishers Weekly)
This is very long, but there is very little repetition of ideas. Her insights are amazing and so helpful. This audio has so much info that I will need to listen at least one more time. This is a recording of a retreat session, so there is a bit of an issue of recording quality, but it does not take away one bit from the quality of ideas being presented.
Constantly in search of the perfect listen.
I’m not a Buddhist, and I’ve never really meditated. A few years back, however, a good friend gave me a book by Pema Chodron called, When Things Fall Apart. I loved it and found much of what the author had to say both interesting and helpful.
When I found more of her work on Audible, I dove in, thinking it would be something different and something perfect for audio. I was right. I’ve gone back and listened more than once and each time I learn something a little different. An American born Buddhist nun, Pema is uniquely attuned to a Western audience. She brings an authentic Buddhist perspective tailored to people like me.
These are speeches, or talks that the Author gave during a retreat. They were recorded live, so the quality is not as good as with a professional recorded and produced audiobook. There was no chance for the author to stop and start over, so it’s not perfect. Still, her voice itself and the skill she has in explaining these spiritual concepts are excellent. I’ve tried to listen to other meditation programs, thinking it would be an interesting audio experience, but this is the first I’ve been able to get all the way through. There is no hocus-pocus or uncomfortable chanting. Pema Chodron sounds like a normal woman, with great insight into these ancient ideas as reflected in today’s world. It’s a pleasure to listen to her.
while her writings are always powerful and profound, listening to Pema is really the joy. She is as real, funny, deep, and human as you would expect from what she writes.
This is three of her books in one and will save you some dough.
I know people that follow Pema Chodron’s book like some people follow the bible. However, I don’t think they've ever heard her talk. In the first book (talk) she talks about recent to the events before the events of this talk like weeks before she talks about losing her mind with her granddaughter. She talks about how monks that are suppose to be these people in complete harmony with the world around them really aren't. She talks about learning to deal with this and why its hard even for the Buddhist masters. In the second book she talks about compassion for everyone. She goes into depth concerning tonglen meditation. Which I've tried and it’s very hard at first. It’s very powerful once you get the hang of it. It’s about changing our relationship with pain and pleasure. Why run from pain? Why embrace pleasure? What is the real difference? I learned that the difference between pain and pleasure is perception. And it’s not easy to see it. I learned in the third book that doing tonglen meditation is very helpful.
i've had some of pema's books for years and never really did more than skim... then i heard parts of her in previews here at audible. since them am buying all i can to hear and learn from her.
she's amazingly kind and compassionate.
my ONLY critique is that she is painful to see - she's so dehydrated i just want to pour her a glass of water...
tangible compassion explained so one can follow and learn to do it oneself
Insight, paired with a sense og humor. And some interesting stories.
This one is as good as all the others by Chodron. Yes, I listened to all available titles.
That what we all know is true, good to get that re-inforced.
I am a lover of Buddhist writing, history, philosophy, etc. Both academic and otherwise. I had a VERY difficult time concentrating on material without feeling I was sitting in a hippie commune. There HAD to be a better way to convey this material.
Find a way to remove to the "Peace Maaaaan..." feel to it.
frustration in regard to listing to it, not the material.
Perfect for a Berkley rally
"Engaging and educational"
Whether you are looking for techniques to practice, background information on Buddhist tradition or just an engaging listen, for 7 hours worth of all three this is a good investment and you are sure to find something of value here.
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