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The reason we meditate, teaches Pema Chodron, is because something is bothering us. Yet the root of suffering and the root of happiness are one and the same: the mind. On Working Directly with the Mind, she offers pithy instructions on taming a wild mind, and becoming fully present with all of our experiences.

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Before You Meditate Listen to This

I've heard Pema Chodron before, but it's been years since I last mediated. This was a great way to start back into it. "It's okay to have wild mind. It's okay to be distracted. Be aware of what you are feeling."

The techniques described within sound like a great way to get settled while meditating. This audio contains some meditation/reflection, so do it at home rather than while driving. I look forward to more from Pema Chodron.

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I needed this, you will too.

The mind is the evaluator of experience. Good and bad, happy or sad is a choice. When "you" observe mind the choice belongs to U ...

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The Mind

I enjoyed this author Pemba Chodron and felt it was the tip of more to come. Her narrating was terrific and I just know she has more to say. Good albeit short book.

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She's powerfully clear

A great read to exercise the muscle of staying present. Love her!!! I have many of her books. Thank You
This isn't a story. It's a practice.

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  • Fiona
  • TUALATIN, OREGON, United States
  • 01-29-13

Need Experience To fully understand

What was most disappointing about Pema Chodron’s story?

I found it to be a bit over my head, I wasn't really able to just relax and listen, it required a great deal of thought for someone who is inexperienced.

What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

Not a professional recording, there is someone in the background that you can hear clearing their throat throughout the whole thing and it is very off-putting and unprofessional. I really wish I could get my money back.

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