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-born Buddhist nun and the author of many spiritual classics, including When Things Fall Apart (Shambhala, 2002), The Places that Scare You (Shambhala, 2004), and Taking the Leap (Shambhala, 2009). She serves as resident teacher at Gampo Abbey Monastery in Nova Scotia and is a student of Dzigar Kongtrul and the late Chogyam Trungpa. See pemachodronfoundation.org.