Always Maintain a Joyful Mind: And Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness

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For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have relied on a collection of fifty-nine pith teachings (called lojong in Tibetan) to help them develop wisdom and compassion amid the challenges of daily living. In this book Pema Chödrön introduces these transformative teachings and offers guidance on how to make them part of our everyday lives.

The lojong teachings include: "Always maintain only a joyful mind," "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Don't be so predictable," and "Be ...

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Overview

For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have relied on a collection of fifty-nine pith teachings (called lojong in Tibetan) to help them develop wisdom and compassion amid the challenges of daily living. In this book Pema Chödrön introduces these transformative teachings and offers guidance on how to make them part of our everyday lives.

The lojong teachings include: "Always maintain only a joyful mind," "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Don't be so predictable," and "Be grateful to everyone." Each slogan is followed by Pema Chödrön's accessible and succinct commentary on how to understand and apply it.

This book also features a forty-five-minute audio program entitled "Opening the Heart," in which Pema Chödrön offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

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Tonglen (literally "taking and sending out") is a time-honored Tibetan meditation practice that many Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama, use daily. In Always Maintain a Joyful Mind, famed religious teacher Pema Chödrön explains this altruistic method, crystallizing its principles with memorable phrases such as "Be grateful to everyone," "Don't be so predictable," and "Always maintain a joyful mind." This transformative book comes with a 45-minute audio CD in which the author describes Tonglen meditative practices for new students. Awakening compassion; easing into peace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590304600
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 255,349
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 6.64 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.
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  • Posted May 16, 2009

    Great content, but expensive for what it is...

    Though this comes with a CD, it is a little pricier than it should be for what it is, but is a great gift.

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    Lash to bella

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