The Fearless Heart: The Practice of Living with Courage and Compassion

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Fear and guilt are two of the greatest challenges we face on the spiritual path—but there is a way to transform these painful feelings into courageous self-acceptance. Here Pema Chödrön presents the five aphorisms for developing fearlessness that were given to Machig Lapdronma, one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest female teachers. Pema comments on these aphorisms, holds question-and-answer sessions, and leads guided meditations to help us:

   •  overcome shame ...

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Overview

Fear and guilt are two of the greatest challenges we face on the spiritual path—but there is a way to transform these painful feelings into courageous self-acceptance. Here Pema Chödrön presents the five aphorisms for developing fearlessness that were given to Machig Lapdronma, one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest female teachers. Pema comments on these aphorisms, holds question-and-answer sessions, and leads guided meditations to help us:

   •  overcome shame and guilt
   •  remain courageous in the face of pain
   •  transform our relationships with difficult people
   •  increase our feelings of generosity and compassion

This program also includes a card with the five aphorisms and study.

5 CDs, 5 hours 

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Editorial Reviews

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“Excellent production. Chödrön has a remarkable knack for making spiritual practices simultaneously insightful and funny. Though her performance is live (complete with guided meditations and questions and answers), her explanations are astonishingly clear, direct, and provocative; indeed, their unguarded, unrehearsed quality makes them more attractive.”—AudioFile
Library Journal
American Buddhist nun Chödrön, several of whose previous works are also available from Shambhala Audio, wrote and reads this audio-exclusive title encouraging listeners to forsake destructive emotions and strive instead for a life of courage, fearlessness, and compassion. She presents five relatively simple aphorisms for achieving this positive change, leading guided meditations on these aphorisms as well as participating in an entertaining Q&A session. Her down-to-earth style shines a brilliant light on the quest for self-acceptance, and though the title's audio quality suffers from the live recording format, this is a truly inspirational work benefiting greatly from the author's charming, witty, and sincere narration. Essential for appreciators of self-help and Buddhism; perfect for a weekend retreat.—B. Allison Gray, Santa Barbara P.L. Syst., Goleta Branch, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590307397
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 623,727
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.82 (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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