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Getting Unstuck
Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality

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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"Chödrön demonstrates how effective the Buddhist point of view can be in bringing order into disordered lives." —Publishers Weekly


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Was amazing to listen to Review by carol

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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. (Posted on January 11, 2018)

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Pema Chodron is always good for me. I listen to it over and over especially when i'm stressed. Review 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. (Posted on August 7, 2017)

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Very Important Teaching Review by ash_oneil

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The teaching in this recording is essential and important. It helped to pull me out of my own suffering mind. (Posted on March 16, 2016)

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Very good introduction Review by Yasmin

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Great introduction to a new approach to life. Definetely worth listening to and great as an intro to meditation and self discovery (Posted on August 25, 2015)

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Exceptional. This was my first introduction to Pema Chodron, and I have since bought several of her books and more audio programs. Her approach to the tenets of Buddhism is very down to earth and easy to understand. Getting Unstuck has been hugely helpful to me personally. (Posted on September 15, 2014)

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Review for Getting Unstuck Review by Karen S

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Excellent set of meditation tracks. (Posted on September 15, 2014)

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Review for Getting Unstuck Review by Susanne W

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Excellent. (Posted on September 9, 2014)

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Review for Getting Unstuck Review by Laurie S

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Pema Chodron is always informative, inspiring and a pleasure to listen to. This download is no exception. (Posted on August 24, 2014)

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Review for Getting Unstuck Review by Isabelle

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It seems that every speaker I have come across on Sounds True has brought something new to the table. Or, they offer some small extra insight on a practice you know relatively well, that is so helpful and makes things 'click' a little more. Pema Chodron is no exception! Bonus that she's hilarious. (Posted on August 6, 2014)

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Review for Getting Unstuck Review by diane h

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Wow! I feel like I've just connected with a best friend. I play this over and over. I look forward to continue with further teachings. (Posted on March 10, 2014)

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CD

Contents 3 CDs (210 minutes)
Date Published January 01, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-238-X
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-238-3
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Code AW00886D

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (3 hours, 30 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published January 01, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-112-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-112-2
Product Code AW00886W