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Coming Closer to Ourselves

Making Everything the Path of Awakening
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
September, 2012
ISBN:
9781604077940
In stock now: 
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$39.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This 5 hour session with Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart, could be called “How to Befriend Your Most Challenging Emotions and Experiences.” It's also a clear and warmly funny evocation of the real awareness practice of Buddhism.

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.

Two of her talk titles are: “No cure for up and down” and “Just be curious.”

Through gentle and clear guidance, Coming Closer to Ourselves shows us how, right 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.

The five sessions in this set are:

The Three Vehicles

The Foundation Teachings

The Four Noble Truths and the Path of Meditation

Emptiness is Good News: Exploring the Heart Sutra

Working with Negative Emotions

Publisher’s Description: 

In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chdrn 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, Pema Chdrn teaches us how to create that compassionate connection with the person we neglect most often - ourselves. Listeners will join her to explore:

  • What to do when it feels impossible to be kind to ourselves
  • Ways to let go of our story and see what's actually happening in challenging relationships and situations
  • Cultivating greater comfort and kindness toward our bodies
  • Leaning into difficult emotions such as 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.

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