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.
On Good Medicine, the remarkable American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun known as Pema Chodron shares the gift of tonglen, a simple and elegant meditation system "for ordinary people like ourselves." Through tonglen, we can use the difficulties in life - those that cause the most suffering - as a way to befriend ourselves, accept the past we have rejected, and widen our circle of compassion. These traditional breathing meditations cut through obstacles "on the spot."
Skillfully distilled into a three-hour workshop, Good Medicine offers a revolutionary practice that is already nine hundred years old - and ready to awaken the hearts of America, right now, wherever and whoever your are.
Good Medicine, Pema Chodron, Sounds True, 3.5 hours / 2 DVDs, $39.95
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) Pema has written many books, and has recorded on DVD, Video, Cd's 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.