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The Courage to Love the World

Discovering Compassion, Strength, and Joy through Tonglen Meditation
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
April, 2018
ISBN:
9781683641414
In stock now: 
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$34.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In The Courage to Love the World, Pema Chodron shares her most recent teachings on tonglen, a revered Tibetan Buddhist meditation for connecting with our own suffering and that of others. While it may seem counterintuitive, Pema teaches that by welcoming suffering, we are able to transform it as we overcome our fear of pain and dissolve the armour of self-protection around our hearts. “Breathe in for all of us and breathe out for all of us,” teaches Pema. "Use what seems like poison as medicine, as a path to compassion for all beings." 

Pain, loss, shame, sadness—suffering is an unavoidable part of being human. The practice of tonglen offers us a way to transform our relationship with suffering—our own and that which is all around us. In The Courage to Love the World, beloved teacher Pema Chödrön shares insightful and heartfelt stories about tonglen, along with direct instruction and guided practice. Recorded on retreat with an intimate group of students, this four-part series presents:

  • Pema’s step-by-step guidance in the formal practice of tonglen
  • The importance of becoming a “Modern-Day Bodhisattva”—awaken your heart and be of benefit to beings
  • The practice of “compassionate abiding” in everyday life
  • Q&A with retreat participants addressing the most common questions that arise with practice
  • Tonglen as a practical skill for survival in today’s world

The practice of tonglen is one of bravery. It takes courage to develop a new relationship with suffering.

 

Now, each of us can immerse ourselves in this ancient Tibetan practice for cultivating kindness and compassion under the guidance of one of our most beloved teachers.

Among Pema’s books are When Things Fall Apart and How to Meditate.

Publisher’s Description: 

In The Courage to Love the World, Pema Chodron shares her most recent teachings on tonglen, a revered Tibetan Buddhist meditation for connecting with our own suffering and that of others. While it may seem counterintuitive, Pema teaches that by welcoming suffering, we are able to transform it as we overcome our fear of pain and dissolve the armor of self-protection around our hearts. "Breathe in for all of us and breathe out for all of us," teaches Pema. "Use what seems like poison as medicine, as a path to compassion for all beings." 

Pain, loss, shame, sadness—suffering is an unavoidable part of being human. The practice of tonglen offers us a way to transform our relationship with suffering—our own and that which is all around us. In The Courage to Love the World, beloved teacher Pema Chödrön shares insightful and heartfelt stories about tonglen, along with direct instruction and guided practice. Recorded on retreat with an intimate group of students, this four-part series presents:

  • Pema’s step-by-step guidance in the formal practice of tonglen
  • The importance of becoming a “Modern-Day Bodhisattva”—awaken your heart and be of benefit to beings
  • The practice of “compassionate abiding” in everyday life
  • Q&A with retreat participants addressing the most common questions that arise with practice
  • Tonglen as a practical skill for survival in today’s world

“The practice of tonglen is one of bravery,” teaches Pema, “It takes courage to develop a new relationship with suffering.” Now, each of us can immerse ourselves in this ancient Tibetan practice for cultivating kindness and compassion under the guidance of one of our most beloved teachers.

 

 

 

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