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Based on talks given during a one-month meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey, this book contains teachings that were intended to inspire and encourage practitioners to remain wholeheartedly awake to everything that occurs and to use the abundant material of daily life as their primary teacher and guide. The message for the retreat participants?and for the reader as well?is to be with oneself without embarrassment or harshness. This is instruction on how to love oneself and one's ...

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Overview

Based on talks given during a one-month meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey, this book contains teachings that were intended to inspire and encourage practitioners to remain wholeheartedly awake to everything that occurs and to use the abundant material of daily life as their primary teacher and guide. The message for the retreat participants—and for the reader as well—is to be with oneself without embarrassment or harshness. This is instruction on how to love oneself and one's world.

This Shambhala Pocket Classic is an abridged version of The Wisdom of No Escape.

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"These teachings are simple, earthy, and alive. Pema's deep experience and her fresh way of looking at things are like mountain water—clear and refreshing, as good Dharma should be."—Jack Kornfield, co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570622595
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Shambhala Pocket Classics Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 142,920
  • Product dimensions: 3.09 (w) x 4.50 (h) x 0.50 (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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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Loving-Kindness 1
2 Satisfaction 8
3 Finding Our Own True Nature 13
4 Precision, Gentleness, and Letting Go 24
5 The Wisdom of No Escape 44
6 Joy 49
7 Taking a Bigger Perspective 55
8 No Such Thing as a True Story 69
9 Weather and the Four Noble Truths 79
10 Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose 91
11 Renunciation 111
12 Sending and Taking 123
13 Taking Refuge 143
14 The Four Reminders 163
Bibliography 191
Resources 192
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