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Coming Closer to Ourselves: Making Everything the Path of Awakening

Coming Closer to Ourselves: Making Everything the Path of Awakening

by Pema Chodron
     
 

How to Befriend Your Most Challenging Emotions and Experiences

In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chödrön for guidance? Many say that it’s 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

Overview

How to Befriend Your Most Challenging Emotions and Experiences

In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chödrön for guidance? Many say that it’s 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. With her, you will explore:

  • What to do when it feels impossible to be kind to ourselves
  • In challenging relationships and situations, how to let go of our story and see what’s really happening
  • Cultivating inner comfort and greater kindness toward our bodies
  • Leaning into frustration, sadness, and fear with a spirit of trust and intimacy
  • Many other insights and recommendations to befriend the difficult places within us

Through gentle and clear guidance, Coming Closer to Ourselves shows us how, even in the tumult of life’s uncertainties, we can begin with a glimmer of curiosity, move closer into our experiences, and discover a place of welcome and refuge within.

Course objectives:

  • Discuss what to do when it feels impossible to be kind to ourselves
  • Describe how to let go of our story and see what’s really happening within challenging relationships and situations
  • Explain how to cultivate inner comfort and greater kindness toward our bodies
  • Discuss how to lean into frustration, sadness, and fear with a spirit of trust and intimacy

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Best-selling author and Buddhist monk Pema Chodron explains to listeners how befriending our emotions and experiences can help us weather the storms that blow through our lives in Coming Closer to Ourselves: Making Everything the Path of Awakening, a new five-CD set. In these sessions, Chodron focuses on self-love and self-compassion, something many of us forget about when times get tough. She reveals how to let go of "our story" in relationship challenges so we can open up to what is really occurring; cultivate comfort and kindness toward our bodies; and how to handle frustration, sadness and fear."

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Elevated Existence, Sept. 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604077940
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
5
Sales rank:
547,058
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Pema Chödrön

Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

While in her mid-thirties, Ani Pema traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years. She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to Scotland at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.

Pema first met her root guru, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1972. Lama Chime encouraged her to work with Rinpoche, and it was with him that she ultimately made her most profound connection, studying with him from 1974 until his death in 1987. At the request of the Sixteenth Karmapa, she received the full bikshuni ordination in the Chinese lineage of Buddhism in 1981 in Hong Kong.

Ani Pema served as the director of Karma Dzong in Boulder, Colorado until moving in 1984 to rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to be the director of Gampo Abbey. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave her explicit instructions on establishing this monastery for western monks and nuns.

Ani Pema currently teaches in the United States and Canada and plans for an increased amount of time in solitary retreat under the guidance of Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is also a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the oldest son and lineage holder of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Ani Pema is interested in helping establish Tibetan Buddhist monasticism in the West, as well as continuing her work with western Buddhists of all traditions, sharing ideas and teachings. Her non-profit, The Pema Chödrön Foundation, was set up to assist in this purpose.

She has written several books: The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, When Things Fall Apart, The Places that Scare You, No Time To Lose, Practicing Peace in Times of War, How to Meditate, and Living Beautifully. All are available from Shambhala Publications and Sounds True.

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