The Fearless Heart

The Practice of Living with Courage and Compassion
Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Fear and guilt are two of the greatest challenges we face on the spiritual path - but there is a way to transform these painful feelings into courageous self-acceptance. Here Pema Chödrön presents the five aphorisms for developing fearlessness that were given to Machig Lapdronma, one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest female teachers. Pema comments on these aphorisms, holds question-and-answer sessions, and leads guided meditations to help us:

  • Overcome shame and guilt
  • Remain courageous in the face of pain
  • Transform our relationships with difficult people
  • Increase our feelings of generosity and compassion

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Powerful and eye-opening

Recorded from a live retreat, this book dives into the practice of becoming conmfortable with discomfort. Through her teaching laced with humor and the guided practices, Pema Chodron explains this concept in a way that's understandable even for non-practicing Buddhists. This was my second time listening to the book - the first was while commuting to work, the second was when I treated myself to a "mini-retreat" at home. This book will certainly be referred to again and again for its wisdom and for my personal growth.

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Bad quality of Audio!

I could not brinda myself to listen to this. This Audio is dreadful...
Its a shame I love Pema 's material and this was just so badly edited by' Sounds True.'

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Great advice for living

I’ve been listening to Pena Chodron for awhile now. I love the teachings but mostly I love listening to it in her own voice. She is very funny and human. It’s good to be able to laugh at a very serious topic — the human condition.

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Awesome teachings! I have been looking for this for many years

I have tried many different tactics! Psychology, Tony Robbins but this really gets you to the path of healing your inner pains and healing fears!
Just awesome!

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Pema is the Real Deal

She's smart, humble, funny, compassionate and I wish she was my next door neighbor. She has been an enormously helpful teacher and I love her. If you're not Buddhist it makes no difference. She's a down to earth New Yorker, no woo woo BS.

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Pema Does it Again

Fantastic lectures. Always right on point and always flows so nicely. So fitting Pema always says the right things when you need it most.

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not good

wasn't good. I've listed to all of the books from Pema Choderon this one was no good.

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  • Brother Yonten
  • 03-28-18

Wonderful!!

Another fantastic publication from Ven Pema Chodron. This time she covers a lot of very useful techniques and practices in her usual wity manner. This is a great book Buddhist & non Buddhist alike.

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  • 09-29-18

wonderful introduction and advanced training

both an introduction and advanced training compassion, freedom and fearlessness in the experience of the reality of being human.