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Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and one of the foremost students of Chogyam Trungpa, the renowned meditation master. She is director of Gampo Abbey, in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America establied for Westerners. Ani (a Tibetan honorific for a nun) has written many books, and has recorded on DVD, Video, CDs and Cassettes many teachings, such as The Places That Scare You, Comfortable With Uncertainty, The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, and the best seller, When Things Fall Apart. See also books by Pema Chodron
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Awakening Compassion, Pema Chodron
Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practice for Difficult Times, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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For more than 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used the practice of lojong, or "mind training", to transform difficulties into insights. Lojong training is grounded in a special meditation technique, and complemented by 59 written maxims - a treasury of practical wisdom that inspires everyday awakening. On Awakening Compassion, Pema Chodron,  one of the Western world's best-known lojong teachers and practitioners, shows you how to use your own painful emotions as stepping stones to wisdom, wisdom, compassion and fearlessness.
Awakening Love
Awakening Love: Teachings and Practices to Cultivate a Limitless Heart, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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The Tibetan Buddhist lessons for the fulfilled life known as "The Four Limitless Ones" are meant to guide us like an arrow along the soaring arc of unconditional love. As a newly ordained nun decades ago, Pema Ch dr n endeared a generation of Westerners with her teachings on this step-by-step, fourfold path of the heart. Now, with Awakening Love, her original students and new ones alike are in for a treat.

Be Grateful to Everyone: An In-depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong
Be Grateful to Everyone: An In-depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong (7 CDs)
By Pema Chodron
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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 fifty-nine powerful mind-training slogans as a way to transform lifes ordinary situations into opportunities for awakening. In this seven-CD program, Pema Chdrn presents her definitive audio 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.
Bodhisattva Mind, CDs
By: Pema Chodron
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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 Chodron, 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.
Comfortable with Uncertainty
Comfortable with Uncertainty, 108 Teachings, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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Gathered from the works of the American-born Buddhist nun Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty presents 108 essential concepts and practices to help you become a "warrior-bodhisattva" who courageously takes up the path of awakening compassion both for yourself and for others. More than just a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty explores topics such as meditation, nowness, letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions.
Awakening Love
Coming Closer to Ourselves: Making Everything the Path of Awakening, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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How to Befriend Your Most Challenging Emotions and Experiences. In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chodron for guidance? Many say that its 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.
Don't Bite the Hook: Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions, Audio CD
By: Pema Chodron
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In this three-CD program, Pema Chodron draws on Buddhist teachings to reveal how to find real happiness amid the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of living. The secret, Pema says, is to develop the courage to investigate these experiences with an open heart, instead of avoiding or reacting to them. It is only when we courageously face painful experiences head on that we will be released from the “hooks?of anger, blame, and other habitual responses that only cause suffering for ourselves and others.
Fearless Heart
Fearless Heart: The Practice of Living with Courage and Compassion (Audio CDs)
By Pema Chodron
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Pema Chodron helps us uncover and transform the fundamental beliefs that cause us to suffer so that we can increase our capacity to love ourselves and others. Pema begins her teaching by declaring, "We live in a culture of fear and guilt, always feeling like we aren't good enough." She then shows the way out of this trap by revealing how the entire spiritual path is really about cultivating fearless self-acceptance.
From Fear to Fearlessness: Teachings on the Four Great Catalysts of Awakening, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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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" to cultivate strength and openness in any situation. From Fear to Fearlessness brings us into the company of beloved teacher Pema Chodron to discover and cultivate these four "immeasurables" - loving-kindness, compassion. joy, and equanimity.
Fully Alive: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
Fully Alive: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change CD
By: Pema Chodron
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Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn't we cling for safety to the certainty of the shore to our comfortably familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chodron teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to even greater suffering. In this recorded retreat, based on the program Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change held at Omega Institute, Pema Chodron and her teaching assistant, Meg Wheatley, provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river.
Fully Alive: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
Fully Alive: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change CD
By: Pema Chodron
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We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn't we cling for safety to the certainty of the shore to our comfortably familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chodron teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to even greater suffering. In this recorded retreat, based on the program Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change held at Omega Institute, Pema Chodron and her teaching assistant, Meg Wheatley, provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river.
Getting Unstuck, CD. Pema Chodron
Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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Have you ever had an itch and not scratched it? In the Buddhist tradition, this points to a vast paradox: that by refraining from our urge to "scratch," great peace and happiness is available. 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.
Giving Our Best
Giving Our Best: On Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva (2 DVDs)
By: Pema Chodron
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Compassion is a skill. You can learn it here and now, and the benefits are vast. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chodron shows you howusing a text that is very close to her heart: the Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva. Here she focuses on its primary subject, the enlightened heart and mind (bodhichitta), showing us how this awakened state, which often seems infinitely far out of our grasp, is always available to us right where we are.
Giving Our Best
Giving Our Best: On Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva (4 CDs)
By: Pema Chodron
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Compassion is a skill. You can learn it here and now, and the benefits are vast. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chodron shows you howusing a text that is very close to her heart: the Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva. Here she focuses on its primary subject, the enlightened heart and mind (bodhichitta), showing us how this awakened state, which often seems infinitely far out of our grasp, is always available to us right where we are.
Good Medicine, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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A Traditional Antidote for Suffering
Within the wisdom teachings of Buddhism, there are many stories that refer to its founder as the "Supreme Physician": a healer of all illness - mental, physical, and spiritual. The Buddha understood suffering and its antidote. His prescription and philosophy for right living led directly to a Tibetan meditation practice that is today the medicine our hearts have been searching for.
How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind With Pema Chodron (Audio CD)
By: Pema Chodron
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When it comes to meditation, Pema Chodron is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost teachers. Yet she's never offered an introductory course on audio --until now. On How to Meditate with Pema Chodron, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and bestselling author presents her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation. Through five CDs of traditional insights and her personal guidance in 12 sitting sessions, Pema Chodron will help you honestly meet and compassionately relate with your mind.
Karma: Finding Freedom in This Moment (CDs)  Pema Chodron &  Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Karma: Finding Freedom in This Moment (CDs)
By: Pema Chodron & Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
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Pema Chodron 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. On Karma, she is joined by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche to present a two-part teaching session on this often-misunderstood subject.
Natural Awareness: Guided Meditations and Teachings for Welcoming All Experience
Natural Awareness: Guided Meditations and Teachings for Welcoming All Experience (4 CDs)
By Pema Chodron
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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 Chodron, these vibrant and wholehearted moments may begin to elude even seasoned meditators. But it doesn't have to be that way. With Natural Awareness, this celebrated teacher guides us through Buddhisms Four Foundations of Mindfulness to bring us to a surprising destination: the effortless state of presence known as "non-meditation."

No Time to Lose
No Time to Lose; A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva (Audi CDs)
By Pema Chodron
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The great Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living. Written in the eighth century by the scholar and saint Shantideva, it has inspired many of the Mahayana traditions greatest teachers and despite its antiquity, it remains a remarkable source of insight on the means by which we may heal ourselves and our troubled world. Among its most essential teachings are the core Buddhist practices of the bodhisattva warrior: cultivating confidence, joyfulness, and compassion.
Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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You cannot get away from suffering. That is the good news, teaches Pema Chodron. For at the core of your most painful experiences - perhaps more than anywhere else - you will find the seeds of awakening. In Noble Heart, this beloved American-born Buddhist nun shows how your vulnerability, far from signifying weakness, is actually your greatest spiritual resource on the path through life's difficulties. The noble heart, Ani Pema teaches, is one that sheds its armor, opening itself with equal fearlessness to both heartache and delight.
Pema Chodron Audio Collection
Pema Chodron Audio Collection
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  • Pure Meditation
    Good Medicine
    From Fear to Fearlessness
Perfect Just As You Are: Buddhist Practices on the Four Limitless Ones—Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
Perfect Just As You Are: Buddhist Practices on the Four Limitless Ones - Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity (8 Audio CDs)
By: Pema Chodron
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"Spiritual practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better," teaches Pema Chodron. "It is," she says, "about befriending who we are already." When we embrace this attitude, the walls of isolation, depression, and anger begin to crumble - and in its place feelings of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity shine forth. Here are Pema Chodron's definitive teachings on the Buddhist practice called the -Four Limitless - a practice that helps us recognize and grow the seeds of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity already present in our hearts.
Places That Scare
Places that Scare You: Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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You always have a choice! You can let the circumstances of your life harden you and make you increasingly resentful and afraid, or you can can let them soften you and make you kinder. Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws at you. this wisdom is always available to you, but you usually block it with your habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of open-heartedness and tenderness.
Practicing Peace in Times of War, Audio CD
By: Pema Chodron
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"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chodron at the opening of her inspiring and accessible new book. In Practicing Peace in Times of War she draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to explain that, remarkably, the way in which we as individuals respond to challenges in our everyday lives can mean the difference between perpetuating a culture of violence or creating a new culture of compassion.
Pure Meditation, The Tibetan Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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For thirteen hundred years, Tibetans have been practicing shamata/vipashyana (peaceful dwelling/insight): a profound form of meditation that illuminates and purifies the obstacles to spiritual realization. Tibetan Buddhists today regard shamata/vipashyana as both the fundamental and the most advanced spiritual practice of all. On Pure Meditation, Pema Chodron - the beloved American-born nun known for her bestselling book When things fall apart - takes you step by step through this timeless and elegant meditative form.
Smile at Fear
Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Discovering Your Radiant Self-Confidence (Audio CD)
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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. Were 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. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chodron shares teachings inspired by the book Smile at Fear, which was written by her teacher Chogyam Trungpa.
Start Where You Are, Audio CD,  Pema Chodron
Start Where You Are, Audio CD
By: Pema Chodron
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This audiobook is an indispensable tool for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chodron offers guidance on how to accept our flaws and embrace ourselves wholeheartedly as a prerequisite for developing compassion. She frames her teachings around fifty-nine traditional Buddhist practice slogans (called lojong in Tibetan), such as: "Always maintain only a joyful mind," and "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness."
This Moment Is the Perfect Teacher: Ten Buddhist Teachings on Cultivating Inner Strength and Compassion
By: Pema CHodron
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For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have employed pithy, penetrating slogans to awaken wisdom and compassion in the midst of daily life. Here, Pema presents the heart of this transformative spiritual practice (called lojong in Tibetan). She offers a selection of slogans such as "Drive all blames into one" and "Be grateful to everyone," and with her insightful commentary Pema explains how we can apply them to the difficult moments of our lives.
Three Commitments: Walking the Path of Liberation (Audio CD)
Three Commitments: Walking the Path of Liberation (Audio CD)
By Pema Chodron
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Tibetan Buddhism describes three gates that everyone must pass through on the road to spiritual liberation.With The Three Commitments, Pema Chodron brings her unique blend of insight and gentle instruction to guide practitioners through each of these thresholds as they seek the source of true happiness. As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the law of impermanence, the fact that everything we know including ourselves, will one day die.
True Happiness, 2 Audio CDs (abbreviated)
By: Pema Chodron
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On True Happiness, Pema Chodron guides you through simple-yet-effective practices that show you how to recognize and nurture these moments of delight, cultivating them until they become more and more frequent, accessible, and real as a constant influence in our lives. At the root of everything is "basic goodness a Buddhist view that each of us is fundamentally awake and compassionate - yet we tend to look at ourselves from a place of "badness," explains Ani Pema.
True Happiness, 6 Audio CDs
By: Pema Chodron
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On True Happiness, Pema Chodron guides you through simple-yet-effective practices that show you how to recognize and nurture these moments of delight, cultivating them until they become more and more frequent, accessible, and real as a constant influence in our lives. At the root of everything is "basic goodness a Buddhist view that each of us is fundamentally awake and compassionate - yet we tend to look at ourselves from a place of "badness," explains Ani Pema.
Truth of Our Existence: Four Teachings from the Buddha to Illuminate Your Life
Truth of Our Existence: Four Teachings from the Buddha to Illuminate Your Life CD
By: Pema Chodron
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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 truths that changed everything? For decades, Pema Chdrn 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 listeners in one of Buddhisms essential distillations of written wisdom known as The Four Marks of Existence.
Unconditional Confidence: Instructions for Meeting Any Experience with Trust and Courage
Unconditional Confidence: Instructions for Meeting Any Experience with Trust and Courage (Audio CD)
By: Pema Chodron
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Pema Chodron is one of today's leading meditation teachers. With more than one million books sold to date, she draws sold-out crowds across the U.S. and Canada. On Unconditional Confidence she offers two accessible sessions to help anyone find courage in times of challenge and change. Featuring a three-step method for learning to work with uncertainty and fear and an exclusive interview, this liberating program offers practical tools and teachings.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, CD
By: Pema Chodron
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How can we go on living "when things fall apart" - when we are overcome by pain, fear, and anxiety? Pema Chodron's answer to that question contains some spectacularly good news: there is a fundamental happiness readily available to each one of us, no matter how difficult things seem to be. To find it, according to traditional Buddhist teaching, we must learn to stop running from suffering and instead actually learn to approach it - fearlessly, compassionately, and with curiosity. This radical practice enables us to use all situations, even very painful ones, as means for discovering the truth and love that are utterly indestructible.  Audio, CD
   
 
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