There is unconquerable courage within you. The key to awakening it is to tap into the boundless reserve of strength at the very core of your being - your intrinsic human goodness. This audio retreat will teach you how to do it, and how the simple practice of meditation can transform your life and the world around you. Offering a perfect introduction to the Shambhala traditions most essential principles and practices, the retreat includes:
Talks on how to be brave and loving in the midst of both personal and social suffering, including how to pull yourself out of downward cycles and relate to difficult feelings
A guided practice of Shambhala meditation to get in touch with your inherent worth and capacity for kindness
And much more
The Heart of Bravery A Retreat with Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chodron, DVD, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chodron, Shambhala Publications, 4 CDs, 3.5 hours, 2015, $29.95
Sakyong Mipham is the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is spiritual director of Shambhala International, a network of meditation and retreat centers. He writes a regular column in the Shambhala Sun, he is the author of the best-selling Turning the Mind into an Ally, and he regularly offers retreats and workshops throughout the world. Sakyong Mipham is the eldest son of Chogyam Trungpa, who was instrumental in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He is also an avid marathon runner and golfer, and he has been named one of the thirty global visionaries of our time by Planet magazine.
Pema Chodron is one of the most recognizable Buddhist teachers in the world today - though when she ordained as a nun nearly forty years ago, fame was hardly her objective. The objective, she reports, was to find a way to let go of her habits and fears in order to better help others. But her teaching became such a help to so many that her books and audios became best-sellers, and somehow fame ensued.
Pema Chodron, born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in New York City in 1936, was raised in Connecticut and spent the first period of her life as a wife, mother, and schoolteacher. The path toward monasticism began when she met her teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1972. She went on to found Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Though she spends a good deal of her time either in that remote spot or on solitary retreat, her insightful teachings have reached far and wide to have a real effect on the lives of millions of people.