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    • Don't Bite the Hook

    • Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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    Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children - and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always learning from Pema

    • By Kimm Harris on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Perfect Just as You Are

    • Buddhist Practices on the Four Limitless Ones: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spiritual practice, Pema Chödrön teaches, has nothing to do with self-improvement, since, as the course's title claims, you're already perfect right now. The limitless qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity are your deep-down, ultimate reality, and those are qualities that can't be improved upon. If you're not feeling particularly kind, compassionate, joyful, or equanimous at the moment, take heart: the Four Limitless Ones are there like seeds, waiting to be cultivated through practice.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

    • Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema. "We say 'I'm a failure.'" But what if failing wasn't just "okay"... but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect listen at the perfect time!

    • By BARBARA J NELSON on 01-22-16

    Regular price: $9.78

    • Making Friends with Your Mind

    • The Key to Contentment
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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    Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret, frustration, or gloom? And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind, that's what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Pema but....

    • By Cenandra on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Be Grateful to Everyone

    • An In-Depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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    One of the best ways to bring meditation off the cushion and into everyday life is to practice lojong (or mind training). For centuries, Tibetans have used 59 powerful mind-training slogans as a way to transform life's ordinary situations into opportunities for awakening. In this audiobook program, Pema Chödrön presents her definitive teachings on lojong. She offers an overview of the practice and goes on to provide inspiring commentary on the slogans while paying special attention to how to apply them on the spot in our daily lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Heart

    • By rally_squirrel_west on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • When Pain is the Doorway

    • Awakening in the Most Difficult Circumstances
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    What if the full sense of our aliveness were only to be found amidst our most challenging times and difficult experiences? In pain and crisis, teaches Pema Chödrön, there lies a hidden doorway to freedom that appears to us only when we're sure that there is no way out. In these intimate audio learning sessions, Pema Chödrön helps us distinguish the triggers or external events that we blame for our suffering from the deeper habitual patterns that feed our anger, fear, or sadness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crucial topic. sound is fine.

    • By ClosetGeek on 10-12-13

    Regular price: $9.78

    • Coming Closer to Ourselves

    • Making Everything the Path of Awakening
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chödrön for guidance? Many say that it’s her honest and caring way of communicating the core teachings of Buddhism - not just conceptually, but directly from her heart to ours. In these inspiring sessions, she teaches us how to give that compassion to the person we neglect most often - ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a lecture

    • By Marian on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $17.13

    • Fully Alive

    • A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this recorded retreat, based on the program Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change held at Omega Institute, Pema Chödrön and her teaching assistant, Meg Wheatley, provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. It's the secret of being fully alive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brief

    • By Anonymous User on 08-10-18
    • A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 12-26-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $21.00

    • From Fear to Fearlessness

    • Teachings on the Four Great Catalysts of Awakening
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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    Where will we look when we are afraid? How do we find strength? In what can we place our trust? According to Tibetan Buddhism, there are four noble aspirations, known as the Four Great Catalysts of Awakening, which we can call on to cultivate strength and openness in any situation. From Fear to Fearlessnessbrings us into the company of beloved teacher Pema Chödrön to discover and cultivate these four immeasurables: maitri (loving-kindness), compassion, joy, and equanimity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crucial topic

    • By Sonia on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $12.23

    • True Happiness

    • Happiness Is Your Birthright
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In True Happiness, Pema Chödrön guides us through simple yet effective practices that show us how to recognize and nurture these moments of delight, cultivating them until they become more and more frequent, accessible, and real. Recorded at Gampo Abbey Monastery in Nova Scotia, True Happiness features highlights from Sounds True's full-length audio learning course of the same title and gives you the opportunity to absorb the teachings of Pema Chödrön at your own pace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Changing

    • By kimberly peterson on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $9.78

    • The Fearless Heart

    • The Practice of Living with Courage and Compassion
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great advice for living

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • It's Up to You

    • The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path
    • By: Dzigar Kongtrul
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror - when insecurities, doubts, and self-centered tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrül suggests that we need not feel "doomed" when these experiences surface. In fact, such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them arise without judging them or investing them with so much meaning. This approach to experience is what Kongtrül calls self-reflection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • full of useful advice

    • By George R. Schar on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Smile at Fear

    • A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Discovering Your Radiant Self-Confidence
    • By: Pema Chödrön, Carolyn Rose Gimian
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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    We all have fears, but when we look closely at them, we discover that behind each fear resides a basic fear of ourselves. We're afraid to look at our habitual styles of thinking and behaving because we might not always like what we see. Ironically it is this fear of honest self-reflection that keeps us trapped in patterns of stress and discontentment. Here is a vision for moving beyond this most basic fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and joy that reside at the core of our being.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pema Live

    • By rally_squirrel_west on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Truth of Our Existence

    • Four Teachings from the Buddha to Illuminate Your Life
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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    What would happen if we looked with fresh eyes at the struggles and "impossible situations" that we face every day - and found there four gifts that changed everything? For decades, Pema Chödrön has brought clarity and heart to the core teachings of the Buddha, helping to make them relevant and useful in our everyday lives. With The Truth of Our Existence, she immerses us in one of Buddhism’s essential distillations of written wisdom known as The Four Marks of Existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, as always

    • By Bearinthehouse on 03-21-15

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Working with Difficult Emotions

    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 32 mins
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    As a child, did you ever sit under a favorite tree, immersed in the wonder of a single, precious leaf? As our days grow more complex, teaches Pema Chödrön, these vibrant and wholehearted moments may begin to elude even seasoned meditators. But it doesn't have to be that way. Buddhism’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness lead us on a journey back to the unabashed presence and delight of the “Child Mind” that lies within all of us.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I'm very disappointed

    • By Julie C. on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $3.49

    • This Moment Is the Perfect Teacher

    • Ten Buddhist Teachings on Cultivating Inner Strength and Compassion
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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    Lojong is a powerful Tibetan Buddhist practice created especially for training the mind to work with the challenges of everyday living. It teaches our hearts to soften, reframes our attitude toward difficulty, and allows us to discover a wellspring of inner strength. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön introduces the lojong teachings and explains how we can apply them to any situation in our life - because, as Pema says, "every moment is an opportunity for awakening."

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Courage to Love the World

    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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    Pain, loss, shame, sadness - suffering is an unavoidable part of being human. The practice of tonglen offers us a way to transform our relationship with suffering - our own and that which is all around us. In The Courage to Love the World, beloved teacher Pema Chödrön shares insightful and heartfelt stories about tonglen, along with direct instruction and guided practice. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beneficial

    • By Kate on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Karma

    • Finding Freedom in This Moment
    • By: Pema Chödrön, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    Of the many Eastern wisdom teachings to have found their way westward, the notion of karma may be the most misunderstood - and most transformative. American-born teacher Pema Chödrön is renowned for making the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism accessible, practical, and relevant for Westerners from all walks of life. But to bring us an understanding of the fundamental concept of karma, Ani Pema called on one of her own guides.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I'm not buying it.

    • By Natural Medicine on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $9.78

    • Giving Our Best

    • A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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    Compassion is a skill. It's not a special trait that we either have or don't, but a practice that we can all nurture in our daily lives. And the benefits are vast. It liberates our hearts from a narrow sense of self, expands our sense of well-being, and so much more. Of course, it's not always easy. But when we learn to work with our adversities and fears, whatever it is that might be keeping us stuck, then we find that we gradually and naturally become more open, joyful, and free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good book

    • By Íris Arnardóttir on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Meditation Summit: Volume 2

    • Deepen and Expand Your Meditation Practice with the World's Leading Teachers
    • By: Tara Brach Ph.D., Richard Miller PhD, Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, and others
    • Narrated by: Tara Brach Ph.D., Richard Miller PhD, Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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    In The Meditation Summit: Volume II, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with 10 leading meditation teachers about their personal understanding of this practice - each with a complete guided meditation. Practitioners of all levels will benefit from the abundance of insight and guidance provided by these diverse voices.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful bites and opportunity to try different meditations

    • By Joan P. on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $34.28

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