Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How to Meditate with Pema Chodron (video)

Pema Chodron (soundstrue.com); Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

How to Meditate (Chodron)
When it comes to meditation, American-born Tibetan-Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost teachers.

Yet, she's never offered an introductory course on audio—until now.

On How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind, the Buddhist nun and bestselling author presents her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation.

Through traditional insights and her personal guidance, offered in 12 sitting sessions, Pema Chödrön helps to honestly meet and compassionately relate with the mind as these things are explored:

  • The basics of mindfulness awareness practice, from proper posture to learning to settle to breathing and relaxation
  • Gentleness, patience, and humor—three ingredients for a well-balanced practice
  • Shamatha ("calm abiding"), the art of stabilizing the mind/heart to remain present with whatever arises
  • Thoughts and emotions as "sheer delight"—instead of obstacles—in meditation
"From my own experience and from listening to many people over the years, I've tried to offer here what I feel are the essential points of meditation," explains Pema Chödrön.

Now this beloved voice shares with you her accessible approach—simple and down-to-earth while informed by the highest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism—on How to Meditate. More

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