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Perfect Just As You Are: Buddhist practices on the four limitless ones - loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity
"Spiritual practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better," teaches Pema Chödrön. "It is," she says, "about befriending who we are already." When we embrace this attitude, the walls of isolation, depression, and anger begin to crumble—and in its place feelings of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity shine forth.
Here are Pema Chödrön's definitive teachings on the Buddhist practice called the "Four Limitless Ones"—a practice that helps us recognize and grow the seeds of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity already present in our hearts. In this comprehensive 8-CD program, Pema leads us step-by-step through the Four Limitless Ones practice. She offers four guided meditations, entertaining anecdotes, and helpful question-and-answer sessions that allow us to bring about genuine love and joy in our lives. The course is a wonderful way for those already somewhat familiar with Pema's teaching to go deeper, but it's also a perfect for beginners—no prior knowledge of Buddhism is required.
Reviews of Perfect Just As You Are
"Pema Chödrön is wonderfully articulate. Her compassion makes her reflections all the more compelling."—Audiofile
"As one of Pema Chödrön's grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart."—Alice Walker