Awakening Compassion

Meditation Practice for Difficult Times

Awakening Compassion

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For more than 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used the practice of lojong, or mind training, to transform difficulties into insights. Lojong training is grounded in a special meditation technique and complemented by 59 written maxims—a treasury of practical wisdom that inspires everyday awareness.

On Awakening Compassion, Pema Chödrön, one of the Western world's best-known lojong teachers and practitioners, shows you how to use your own painful emotions as stepping stones to wisdom, compassion, and fearlessness. You will learn how to make friends with the painful parts of your life experience and how to use your natural courage and honesty to transform even the most difficult situations.

With an informal teaching style, both playful and insightful, Pema Chödrön makes this timeless way of bringing compassion into the world easy to understand and apply to your own life. More than seven hours of practical, compassionate guidance for shedding your cocoon and meeting your world with fresh appreciation. Includes a nine-page study guide with lojong slogans and additional resources.

Learn More About:

  • How to see your life freshly, clearly, and vividly
  • Using the lojong slogans to cultivate your bravery
  • The attitude of a bodhisattva, or fully awakened person
  • Practical techniques for working with jealousy, resentment, and rage
  • How to open your heart in even the most difficult situations
  • On-the-spot practices for dealing with anger, jealousy, and fear
  • How to change the habits that shut you off from those who love you most
  • The secret of transforming conflict into genuine communication

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Customer Reviews

Review for Awakening Compassion Review by Deborah D

Loved it!!!

(Posted on 6/22/2013)

Review for Awakening Compassion Review by Ginde Becker

Wonderful journey...

(Posted on 6/7/2012)

Review for Awakening Compassion Review by Bill Gurney

Challenging, helpful and presenting options for transformation with an eye on grace

(Posted on 8/8/2011)

Review for Awakening Compassion Review by Amy Kamble

After establishing a Shamatha Practice, Awakening Compassion is an excellant source for home instruction and inspiration, because the teacher is able to address our times, and because Lojong Training lends itself to practice in this time.

(Posted on 3/13/2011)



Contents 6 CDs (450 minutes); 1 Study guide (9 pages)
Date Published September 01, 2003
ISBN-10 1-59179-128-6
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-128-7
Dimensions 11 x 10 inches
Product Code AF00762D

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Contents 1 Audio download (7 hours, 30 minutes); 1 Study guide
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published September 01, 2003
ISBN-10 1-59179-987-2
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-987-0
Product Code AF00762W