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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

    • Getting Unstuck

    • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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    On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Concrete solutions for addictive behavior

    • By Annie M. on 05-12-09
    • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 09-16-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262 ratings

    Regular price: $12.23

    • The Pema Chodron Audio Collection

    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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    Pema Chodron, one of the West's most beloved teachers of Buddhism, makes the Tibetan vajrayana tradition accessible in today's world. Now three of her most popular teachings are available in one audiobook set.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Apryl on 10-08-06

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Bodhisattva Mind

    • Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First Understanding of Buddhism

    • By J. Cline on 03-11-08
    • Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 10-30-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 819 ratings

    Regular price: $48.97

    • How to Meditate with Pema Chodron

    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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    In How to Meditate with Pema Chodron, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and best-selling author presents her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation. Through traditional insights and her personal guidance in 12 sitting sessions, Pema Chodron will help you honestly meet with, and compassionately relate to, your mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intro to Meditation

    • By Sara on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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

    • Be Grateful to Everyone

    • An In-Depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Practicing Peace in Times of War

    • Four Talks
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    With war and violence flaring all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and utterly helpless. In this book Pema Chödrön draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to explain that the way in which we as individuals respond to challenges in our everyday lives can either perpetuate a culture of violence or create a new culture of compassion.

    Regular price: $10.50

    • When Pain is the Doorway

    • Awakening in the Most Difficult Circumstances
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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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
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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.

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    • This is a lecture

    • By Marian on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $17.13

    • 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: $24.50

    • 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.

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    • Pema Live

    • By rally_squirrel_west on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • 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

    • Walking the Walk

    • Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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    It's one thing to hear a life-changing truth or to have a conceptual grasp on spiritual wisdom. But it’s another thing to "walk the walk" - or to put into practice the good advice we've been given. What does it mean to walk the walk in our everyday lives? According to Pema Chödrön, it means being down-to-earth, genuine, and perhaps most importantly, it means engaging in the teachings in order to actively confront anything and everything we’ve heretofore rejected in our attempts to find happiness.

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    • Putting Lessons to Action

    • By Claudine on 08-14-14

    Regular price: $14.68

    • 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

    • Noble Heart

    • A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    Learn how to use the gift of pain with Pema Chödrön, a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. She teaches that it is in suffering where you will find the seeds of your awakening and that vulnerability is actually your greatest spiritual resource. You'll learn how to create your own spiritual retreat, the key teachings necessary for cultivating your own "soft spot" - the gateway to your own noble heart, the promise of the Four Limitless Ones, and the teachings on the Six Paramitas: the Buddha's own map of the journey to enlightenment. This program was recorded within the peaceful shrine room of Gampo Abbey, Chödrön's home on the cliffs of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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    • Calming Effect

    • By Lucretia on 03-29-07
    • A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 12-17-99
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 229 ratings

    Regular price: $41.97

    • 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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