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Pema Chodron and Alice Walker in Conversation

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Two women—united by the practice of compassion—explore a variety of spiritual questions.
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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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Contents Audio Download (1 hour, 11 minutes)
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Product Code AW00411W
ISBN Number 978-1-62203-552-6
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Alice Walker

About 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. The Color Purple spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg. An essayist, poet, short story writer, and children's book author, Alice Walker has taught at Wellesley College, Brown, Sarah Lawrence College, and Harvard, and was an associate professor of English at Yale.

Pema Chödrön

About 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 California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

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Reviewed by Pamela G.
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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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Reviewed by Margaret K.
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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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Reviewed by Marg N.
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What a fun interview. So human in it's content. Love them both.

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Reviewed by Deborah D.
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Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

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