Pema Chodron has a wonderful book called When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times which was given to me many years ago. It sat on my bookshelf and I hardly opened it. About six months ago, she was on Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday" series and I was absolutely fascinated by her story. Show More Summary
Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings. The post A Bodhicitta Practice appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Here are 11 quotes from some of Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön’s books that will open your eyes about compassion, human... The post 11 Pema Chödrön Quotes That Will Change Your Life appeared first on Lifehack.
In a new, eight-part video course from Sounds True, Pema Chödrön teaches how to achieve liberation from your habits, addictions, and behaviors. The post Pema Chödrön online teaching: “The Freedom to Choose Something Different” appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Pema Chödrön on four ways to hold our minds steady and hearts open when facing difficult people or circumstances. The post What to Do When the Going Gets Rough appeared first on Lion's Roar.
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“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” - Pema Chödrön
It’s just Pema Chödrön and Oprah chatting and chillaxing on a Sunday afternoon sipping from their coffee mugs like gal pals do. Pema was a recent guest on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” which is basically the Super Bowl for spirituality,...Show More Summary
On October 19, the Oprah Winfrey Network will broadcast a feature interview with Oprah and Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön. They will discuss Pema’s life, her book, When Things Fall Apart, and techniques for living more consciously. The program will be broadcast at 11AM EST, on the program Super Soul Sunday. Pema is a regular contributor to […]
The Buddhist principal of basic goodness is not particularly religious or secular. It’s not something esoteric or unrelated to us. It’s about how we feel about ourselves at the core. We are fundamentally open-minded, open-hearted, worthy, and good. Show More Summary
Time now for a little meditation inspiration, by way of Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes from Pema Chödrön: “Discipline is important. When we sit down to meditate, we are encouraged to stick with the technique and be faithful to the instruction, but within that container of discipline, why do we have to be so harsh? Do […]
There is a key moment, says Pema Chödrön, when we make the choice between peace and conflict. In this teaching from her program Practicing Peace, she describes the practice we can do at that very moment to bring peace for ourselves, for others, and for the world. If we want to make peace, with ourselves […]
“Without realizing it, we continually put up protective walls made of opinions, prejudices, and strategies, barriers that are built on a deep fear of being hurt. These walls are further fortified by emotions of all kinds: anger, craving, indifference, jealousy, and arrogance. “But fortunately for us, the soft spot — our innate ability to love […]
The concept of success on the spiritual path is pretty suspect. After all, isn’t it a journey without goal? But there are some ways, says Pema Chödrön, we can tell if our practice is working. It is tempting to ask ourselves if we are making “progress” on the spiritual path. But to look for progress […]
Actor Steve Buscemi, a meditator who studies with Pema Chodron, discusses the dharma with a Tibetan nun in this delightful episode of his web series. read more
Naropa University announced this week that internationally-renowned Buddhist teacher and bestselling author Pema Chödrön will deliver the keynote address on “Bravery and Compassion” during its May 10 commencement ceremonies. “Pema is an influential and insightful teacher to millions of people around the world,” said Naropa president Charles G. Show More Summary
Awash in the pain of betrayal and a failed marriage, Laura Munson practices Pema Chödrön’s teachings on maitri, or loving-kindness. It’s hard, Munson has found. But she’s also found that it helps. “For years,” she writes in our March magazine, “I had been listening to Pema Chödrön’s teachings on maitri practice. I had been practicing […]
When we honor life but don’t make it a big deal, we lighten up, open up, and become more joyous. The fancy name for that, says Pema Chödrön in “The Bearable Lightness of Being,” is enlightenment. “The Bearable Lightness” is now online for you to read in its entirety. Just click here. Also inside our […]
Andrea Miller on why the March 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine shouldn’t be considered particularly special. (With links to the articles mentioned.) At the retreat I report on in this issue, Ani Pema Chödrön talked about a dream she once had. In the dream, she was in the country, perhaps at a monastery, and everyone there [...]
Copies of the March 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine have just arrived at our offices from the printer, and will be mailing to subscribers shortly. (And then, appearing on newsstands in the first week of February.) Inside you’ll find Pema Chödrön‘s 4 Keys to Waking Up; bell hooks and Eve Ensler on fighting domination, finding love, [...]