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Pema Chödrön

Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and...

Getting Unstuck

Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality

Pema Chödrön

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Have you ever had an itch and not scratched it? In the Buddhist tradition, this points to a vast paradox: that by refraining from our urge to scratch, great peace and happiness is available.

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chödrön introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality: a pre-emotional feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort often with harmful habits.

With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at both the itch and the scratch, which Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa. On this full-length recording, Pema Chödrön, bestselling author and beloved American Buddhist nun, shows us how to recognize shenpa, catch it as it appears, and develop a playful, lively curiosity toward it. Join Pema Chödrön to discover more about:

  • Critical mind—how to recognize this fundamental shenpa, and approach yourself and others with a sense of humor and loving-kindness
  • Ways to unravel the patterns of self-denigration, and develop the fundamental maitri—loving-kindness—toward yourself
  • How to cultivate acceptance of your irritability, insecurities, and other simply human traits
  • Recognition, Refrain, Relaxing, and Resolve: the four R's of working with shenpa, and more

An urge comes up, we succumb to it, and it becomes stronger, teaches Pema Chödrön. We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly. On Getting Unstuck, Chödrön guides us through this sticky feeling, exploring the moments when we get hooked, and offers us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, soften our hearts toward ourselves and others, and live a more peaceful life in the fullness of the present moment.

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"Chödrön demonstrates how effective the Buddhist point of view can be in bringing order into disordered lives." —Publishers Weekly

Product details

CD:
Contents 3 CDs (3 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published January 01, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-238-X
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-238-3
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Codes 0886d, w886d, aw00886d
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Contents 1 Audio download (3 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published January 01, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-112-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-112-2
Product Codes 0886w, w0886w, aw00886w

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Customer Reviews

By Isabelle
Date Added: Wednesday 6 August 2014
It seems that every speaker I have come across on Sounds True has brought something new to the table. Or, they offer some small extra insight on a practice you know relatively well, that is so helpful and makes things 'click' a little more. Pema Chodron is no exception! Bonus that she's hilarious.

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By diane h
Date Added: Monday 10 March 2014
Wow! I feel like I've just connected with a best friend. I play this over and over. I look forward to continue with further teachings.
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By Kristi R
Date Added: Thursday 6 February 2014
You can't go wrong with anything from Pema. I find I listen to her CDs over and over again and always learn something new.
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By Barbara G
Date Added: Friday 10 January 2014
I can listen over and over and continually find new insight and application. This is a very useful recording.
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