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Getting Unstuck

Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
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Tools for learning to stay with uneasiness and open your heart toward yourself and others.
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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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Contents 3 CDs (3 hours, 30 minutes) Audio Download (3 hours, 30 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AW00886D AW00886W
ISBN Number 978-1-59179-238-3 978-1-60407-112-2
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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 Eric H.
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Brilliant! Classic Pema!

A profound teaching with depth and clarity for a low price. You can’t get better than that!

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Reviewed by Anne H.
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Gently insightful

Met me exactly where I am at in these times, hugely helpful

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Getting UNstuck

My experience with ‘Getting UNstuck’ has been excellent and oh-so-helpful. I look forward to more of Pema Chodron’s teachings . . . tls 🐢

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Was amazing to listen to

I would suggest this for anyone especially if your mind is very busy is repetitive thought. I listen to it often so that it stays fresh in my mind.

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Reviewed by Mari
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Pema Chodron is always good for me. I listen to it over and over especially when i'm stressed.

Pema Chodron is always good for me. I listen to it over and over especially when i'm stressed.

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