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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...

Alice Walker

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1983, Alice Walker is recognized as one of the major writers of our time. Her novels include The Third Life of Grange Copeland; Meridian; The Temple of My Familiar; and Possessing the Secret of Joy....

Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation

On the Meaning of Suffering and the Mystery of Joy

Pema Chödrön

Alice Walker

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How can human suffering become good medicine? Through tonglen: the ancient Tibetan meditation that transforms pain into compassion on the medium of your own breath.

Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation reveals the revolutionary power of tonglen through a dialogue between two hearts and minds forged in very different cultures—and yet deeply joined in the simple practice of compassion.

Take a front-row seat as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and American-born Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön reflect on anger, joy, fear, and the union of spirituality and social activism. Hear their personal experiences of the "giving and taking" meditation and how it has helped heal their lives. Let their combined wisdom illuminate the realm, available to us all, where the barriers between self and others dissolve.

Recorded live at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation comes with a seven-page booklet covering tonglen instructions and suggestions for further reading. Includes a lively Q&A session.

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CD:
Contents 1 CD (1 hour, 11 minutes), 1 Study guide (7 pages)
Date Published June 30, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-392-0
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-392-2
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Codes 0411d, w411d, aw00411d
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Contents Audio download (1 hour, 11 minutes), Study guide download (7 pages)
Date Published June 30, 2005
Product Codes 0411w, w0411w, aw00411w

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Customer Reviews

By Margaret K
Date Added: Wednesday 10 July 2013
Really lovely. I had no expectations per se, but love both of these amazing women. The are both open, real and share great insights and with humor! The CD delights and is a gentle breeze beneath my wings.
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By Deborah D
Date Added: Saturday 22 June 2013
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
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By Marg N
Date Added: Wednesday 3 July 2013
What a fun interview. So human in it's content. Love them both.
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By Pamela G
Date Added: Wednesday 20 November 2013
I stopped listening almost as soon as this program started because I cannot bear to hear voices with the flat not welcoming tonalities. I want to here sincerity in a voice. The words themselves may be uplifting and profound especially with their reputations. I just don't want to hear them.
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