We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn't we cling for safety to the certainty of the shore--to our comfortably familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chodron teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to even greater suffering.
In this recorded retreat, based on the program Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change held at Omega Institute, Pema Chodron and her teaching assistant, Meg Wheatley, 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. It's the secret of being fully alive. The teachings and practices they present includes:
- A teaching based on a Native American prophecy for cultivating the ability to take nothing personally
- A guided meditation for developing patience in the midst of irritation
- Tips for accessing your innate strength and confidence--simply by altering your posture
4 CDs, 4 1/2 hours.
About the Author
Pema Chodron is an American bhikshuni, or Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. Since her ordination in 1974, Ane Pema ("Ane" is a Tibetan honorific for a nun) has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is the director of Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. Pema Chodron is also an acharya (master teacher) in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.