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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...

Bodhisattva Mind

Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

Pema Chödrön

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A bodhisattva is one who seeks liberation from suffering not only for themselves, but for all beings. If you were a bodhisattva, how would you respond in the face of chaos and difficulty? Is it possible to find calm in the middle of a storm?

On Bodhisattva Mind, Pema Chödrön explores timeless insights and practices from the teachings of an eighth-century Buddhist classic, Shantideva's The Way of the Bodhisattva, to reveal a powerful core truth that can move us all closer to the bodhisattva ideal.

An Unlikely Voice on Living a Virtuous Life

In the eyes of his fellow Indian scholars, Shantideva seemed lazy and uninterested in his studies and was greatly resented. So they invited the young slacker to give a prestigious talk—an honor reserved for only the most realized Buddhist masters—hoping to humiliate him and force him to leave the school. Instead, he delivered the timeless jewel known today as The Way of the Bodhisattva.

Paradoxically, the key to true liberation, he taught, is in taming the mind. Like a wild elephant, the distracted mind causes emotions to escalate. But if the mind is trained to be steady and open, no matter what comes at you, you will remain solid in the immediacy of your experience.

On Bodhisattva Mind, Pema Chödrön leads you through an all-new series of practices inspired by Shantideva to help you "tether" your thoughts and emotions—not as a limiting force, but as a means to restore yourself in the freedom of the present moment.

Experience the Spaciousness Available in Every Moment

If we approach the wildness of our mind like a horse whisperer using gentleness, compassion, and kindness, we return to our natural state of expansiveness that is always available to us, says Pema Chödrön. Encompassing a rich span of insights from this gifted teacher, Bodhisattva Mind shows us how to connect with the spacious, clear, and unbiased nature of our minds, and experience the joy of complete freedom.

Master recordings for Bodhisattva Mind graciously provided by Great Path Tapes.

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Contents 7 CDs (8 hours, 7 minutes)
Date Published September 01, 2006
ISBN-10 1-59179-535-4
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-535-3
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 in
Product Codes 1091d, f1091d, af01091d
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Contents 1 Audio download (8 hours)
Date Published September 01, 2006
ISBN-10 1-60407-013-7
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-013-2
Product Codes 1091w, f1091w, af01091w

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Customer Reviews

By Theresa J
Date Added: Wednesday 2 October 2013
LOVED this. Pema is my favorite. This series is down to earth and extremely helpful. If you are looking for something not so "technical" of Pema's, this is perfect.
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By Allison F
Date Added: Friday 20 September 2013
I love Pema and everything that comes from her work is a true valuable and deep contribution to our world. Her teaching is clear, filled with humor and insight and experience. I feel nurtured, loved and protected every time I listen to her recordings and that is practically every day!
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By Teresa B
Date Added: Tuesday 17 September 2013
I am on my third time listening to this. It is so very packed with teaching that speak to me. Thank you.
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By Lindsey B
Date Added: Tuesday 23 April 2013
This was wonderful! I am looking forward to continuing with this series soon. Thank you!
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