Awakening Compassion (audio CDs)
For more than 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used the practice of lojong, or "mind training," to transform difficulties into insights. Lojong training is grounded in a special meditation technique and complemented by 59 written maxims - a treasury of practical wisdom that inspires everyday awareness. On Awakening Compassion, Pema Chodron, one of the Western world's best-known lojong teachers and practitioners, shows you how to use your own painful emotions as stepping stones to wisdom, compassion, and fearlessness.
You will learn how to make friends with the painful parts of your life experience and how to use your natural courage and honesty to transform even the most difficult situations. With an informal teaching style, both playful and insightful, Pema Chodron makes this timeless way of bringing compassion into the world easy to understand and apply to your own life. More than seven hours of practical, compassionate guidance for shedding your cocoon and meeting your world with fresh appreciation. Includes 9-page booklet with lojong slogans and additional resources.
LEARN MORE ABOUT:
• How to see your life freshly, clearly, and vividly
• Using the lojong slogans to cultivate your bravery
• The attitude of a bodhisattva, or fully awakened person
• Practical techniques for working with jealousy, resentment, and rage
• How to open your heart in even the most difficult situations
• On-the-spot practices for dealing with anger, jealousy, and fear
• How to change the habits that shut you off from those who love you most
• The secret of transforming conflict into genuine communication.
Pema Chodron is a bhikshuni, or Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. Since her ordination in 1974, Ane Pema ("Ane" is a Tibetan honorific for a nun) has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation re-treats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is the director of Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery for monks and nuns in North America. Pema Chodron is also an acharya (master teacher) in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.
6 CDs; 7 hours, 30 minutes; 1 Study guide: 9 pages