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Pema Chdrn's Compassion Cards

Pema Chdrn's Compassion Cards

Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life

  • Author: Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1611803640
  • Category:
  • Page: 60
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The Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron

  • Author: Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590306511
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 189
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"Here is a treasury of short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Ch dr n, the beloved Tibetan Buddhist nun. Sized to fit easily into a pocket or purse, this little book can be taken anywhere, providing on-the-go inspiration. Topics include opening the heart; becoming fearless; breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience and joy; and discovering one s natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness."

The Compassion Book

The Compassion Book

Teachings for Awakening the Heart

  • Author: Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834840642
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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Let compassion and fearlessness guide you and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. Here Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. And for centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have relied on these teachings to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. The lojong teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, such as “Always maintain only a joyful mind,” “Don’t be swayed by external circumstances,” “Don’t try to be the fastest,” and “Be grateful to everyone.” This book presents each of these slogans and includes Pema’s clear, succinct guidance on how to understand them—and how they can enrich our lives. It also features a forty-five minute downloadable audio program entitled “Opening the Heart,” in which Pema offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

And Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness

  • Author: Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834827271
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 128
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For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have relied on a collection of fifty-nine pith teachings (called lojong in Tibetan) to help them develop wisdom and compassion amid the challenges of daily living. In this book Pema Chödrön introduces these transformative teachings and offers guidance on how to make them part of our everyday lives. The lojong teachings include: "Always maintain only a joyful mind," "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Don't be so predictable," and "Be grateful to everyone." Each slogan is followed by Pema Chödrön's accessible and succinct commentary on how to understand and apply it. This book also features a forty-five-minute audio program entitled "Opening the Heart," in which Pema Chödrön offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Training in Compassion

Training in Compassion

Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong

  • Author: Norman Fischer
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834828561
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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Lojong is the Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases (called "slogans") as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has become popular in the West only in the last twenty years or so—and it has become very popular indeed, because it's a practice that one can fit very well into an ordinary life, and because it works.Through the influence of Pema Chödrön, who was one of the first American Buddhist teachers to teach it extensively, the practice has moved out of its Buddhist context to affect the lives of non-Buddhists too. It's in this spirit that Norman Fischer offers his commentary on the lojong slogans. He applies Zen wisdom to them, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of resonant practices throughout the spiritual traditions. He shows lojong to be a wonderful method for everyone, including those who aren't otherwise interested in Buddhism, who don't have the time or inclination to meditate, or who'd just like to morph into the kind of person who's focused rather than scattered, generous rather than stingy, and kind rather than thoughtless.

Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving-kindness

Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving-kindness

  • Author: Chogyam Trungpa,Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590302524
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 223
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An introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of lojong features a collection of classical "slogans" designed to help promote clarity, intelligence, compassion, and other virtues, in a guide that demonstrates how to overcome such challenges as fear and self-centeredness. Original.

Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully

with Uncertainty and Change

  • Author: Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834828138
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 128
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We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.

Practicing Peace in Times of War

Practicing Peace in Times of War

  • Author: Pema Chodron,Sandy Boucher
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590305000
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 105
  • View: 4413
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"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chodron in her inspiring and accessible new book, which draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression and war.

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose

A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva

  • Author: Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9781590304242
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 386
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A best-selling American Buddhist nun introduces the traditional spiritual program that guides her own life, laying out a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva that includes such topics as commitment, awareness, vigilance, patience, and meditation.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

  • Author: Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590302265
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 185
  • View: 4169
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Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.

Smile at Fear

Smile at Fear

Awakening the True Heart of Bravery

  • Author: Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834821484
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
  • View: 8549
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Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this book he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

Awakening Loving-Kindness

Awakening Loving-Kindness

  • Author: Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834821194
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
  • View: 6811
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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 world. This Shambhala Pocket Classic is an abridged version of The Wisdom of No Escape.

The Compassion Box

The Compassion Box

Book, CD, and Card Deck

  • Author: Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781590300756
  • Category:
  • Page: 288
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For many centuries Tibetan Buddhists have used a traditional collection of pithy, penetrating slogans to help them develop equanimity, intelligence, and compassion amid the turbulence of daily life. This boxed set presents all the tools needed to learn this transformative practice (called lojong in Tibetan), presented in Pema's accessible, down-to-earth style. The Compassion Box contains a set of finely produced cards presenting fifty-nine powerful maxims, including "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Don't be so predictable," and "Be grateful to everyone." The cards can be displayed at work or home for guidance and inspiration throughout the day. On the reverse side of each card Pema offers new, illuminating, and inspiring commentary on how to understand and apply the maxims. The Compassion Box includes: * 59 two-color cards, with a Buddhist slogan on one side and original commentary by Pema Chödrön on the other * Guided instructions on how to use the cards as part of a daily spiritual practice * A fold-out card stand * A 288-page paperback, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living, a popular guide to understanding and applying the slogans * A 45-minute audio CD of Pema Chödrön offering in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation ("taking in and sending out"), a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken the heart

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown

  • Author: Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1622035577
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7516
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When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she’d speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. “What do we do when life doesn’t go the way we hoped?” begins Pema “We say, ‘I’m a failure.” But what if failing wasn’t just “okay,” but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Through the insights of her own teachers and life journey, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown—in ourselves and in the world—and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For Pema’s millions of readers, prospective graduates, or anyone at a life crossroads, this gem of clarity and reassurance is sure to find a welcome place in many a kitchen, office, and backpack.

In the Face of Fear

In the Face of Fear

Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times

  • Author: Barry Boyce
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590307577
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 280
  • View: 958
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Draws on Buddhist tenets to counsel readers on how to meet present-day challenges with a controlled and stable mindset, in an anthology of teachings by forefront contemporary teachers that includes coverage of everything from approaching life joyfully to accessing innate confidence. Original.

The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh

The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834828146
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 9778
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A treasury of writings and teachings from the beloved Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Since Thich Nhat Hanh’s exile from his native Vietnam in 1966, this Zen Buddhist monk has gone on to become one of the most influential and beloved spiritual masters of our age. The seeming simplicity of his words belies the power of this teaching to touch the heart and mind and to inspire spiritual practice. These selections, taken from his many published works, together make up a concise introduction to all his major themes and distill his teachings on the transformation of individuals, relationships, and society. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

The Intelligent Heart

The Intelligent Heart

A Guide to the Compassionate Life

  • Author: Dzigar Kongtrul,Joseph Waxmen
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834840138
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
  • View: 4099
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Compassion arises naturally when one comes to perceive the lack of solid distinction between self and other. The Buddhist practice known as tonglen—in which one consciously exchanges self for other—is a skillful method for getting to that truthful perception. In this, his commentary on the renowned Tibetan lojong (mind training) text the Seven Points of Mind Training, Dzigar Kongtrul reveals tonglen to be the true heart and essence of all mind-training practices. He shows how to train the mind in a way that infuses every moment of life with uncontrived kindness toward all.

How to Meditate

How to Meditate

A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind

  • Author: Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
  • ISBN: 8184958056
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 184
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More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

The great path of awakening

The great path of awakening

the classic guide to lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist practice for cultivating the heart of compassion

  • Author: Jamgon Kongtrul,Koṅ-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʾ-yas,Ken McLeod
  • Publisher: Shambhala Pubns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 106
  • View: 1363
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Here is a practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have used fifty-nine pithy slogans—such as "A joyous state of mind is a constant support" and "Don't talk about others' shortcomings"—as a means to awaken kindness, gentleness, and compassion. While Tibetan Buddhists have long valued these slogans, recently they have become popular in the West due to such books as Start Where You Are by Pema Chdrn and Training the Mind by Chgyam Trungpa. This edition of The Great Path of Awakening contains an accessible, newly revised translation of the slogans from the famous text The Seven Points of Mind Training . It also includes illuminating commentary from Jamgon Kongtrul that provides further instruction on how to meet every situation with intelligence and an open heart.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Comfortable with Uncertainty

108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

  • Author: Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590305558
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of the 108-day retreat, a Tibetan Buddhist nun offers instruction and meditations for achieving compassion and awareness in everyday living.