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The best-selling author and beloved Buddhist teacher shares her insights on the practice of compassion and enlightened mind (bodhichitta).

Compassion is a skill. It's not a special trait that we either have or don't, but a practice that we can all nurture in our daily lives. And the benefits are vast. It liberates our hearts from a narrow sense of self, expands our sense of well-being, and so much more. Of course, it's not always easy. But when we learn to work with our adversities and fears, whatever it is that might be keeping us stuck, then we find that we gradually and naturally become more open, joyful, and free. And it is this very freedom that enlivens us and allows us to become truly available to the people around us.

In this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön reveals all the essentials for practicing compassion in our everyday lives, using a text that is very close to her heart: the Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva. Here she focuses on its first chapter and primary subject, the enlightened heart and mind (bodhichitta), showing us how this awakened state is available to us here and now, right where we are.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

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very good book

I realy injoyed this book, i love the humor in the teachings, it makes the knowlegde and the understanding more fun.

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A Rare Gift

Pema Chödrön has a unique way of presenting classical Buddhist thought in a way that gets through so directly to my heart. She uncovers the essence of compassion under every teaching, ensuring nothing gets lost in translation. I highly recommend anything that is narrated by Pema herself, as her cadence and loving way of speaking is unparalleled. She will melt your heart, and you’ll laugh (and maybe cry) along your path to liberation with her ♥️

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  • 01-19-18

excellent

I have all of Pema Chödrön audible books in available in English. I have listened to hundreds of hours of her books and retreats and find her such an inspiration
I recommend this audible recording of this amazingly interesting retreat.

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