Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation
On the Meaning of Suffering and the Mystery of Joy

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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Review for Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation Review 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. (Posted on November 20, 2013)

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Review for Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation Review 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. (Posted on July 10, 2013)

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Review for Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation Review by Marg N

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What a fun interview. So human in it's content. Love them both. (Posted on July 3, 2013)

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Review for Pema Chödrön and Alice Walker in Conversation Review by Deborah D

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Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! (Posted on June 22, 2013)

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Contents Study guide download (7 pages); Audio download (1 hour, 11 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF
Date Published June 30, 2005
Product Code AW00411W