Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practice for Difficult Times

Version: Unabridged
Author: Pema Chodron
Narrator: Pema Chodron
Genres: Buddhism
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: September 2003
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

For more than 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used the principles of lojong (literally, "mind training") to transform difficulties into insights, and conflict into genuine communication. Awakening Compassion is the first audio retreat on the practice of lojong taught by Pema Chodron herself. With many on-the-spot techniques for dealing with jealousy, anger, and fear, Awakening Compassion is a unique resource for bringing compassion into the world and stopping the cycle of suffering in our own lives.

Reviews (3)

Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practice for Difficult Times

Written by grabec on March 15th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really liked this book. There were parts of it that made me try to remember to be a nicer person and brought to my attention how important it is to be much more empathetic with more people I meet and know. I might even buy these CD's and keep them playing in my car to remind me what I need to try to do on a daily basis and how helpful it can be to me and others I know or meet. Sounds a bit like drudgery but this book awakened me in some ways. But, I'll forget if I don't keep them playing in my car, for sure.

Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practice for Difficult Times

Written by Marian Enstrom on November 8th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book is not only well written it is very well read. You can hear the compassion and gentle wisdom in Pema Chodron's voice as she gently aids in training the mind. An enjoyable Awakening.

Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practice for Difficult Times

Written by Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA on February 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This recording of a workshop may be most meaningful to those familiar with Buddhist teachings and practices, but Pema's warm and compassionate explanation of the Tonglen practice and of lojong teachings offer insights to anyone who seeks to deepen their openness to life and develop a heart-based approach to life's ups and downs.

Author Details

Author Details

Chodron, Pema

"Pema Ch”dr”n (formerly Deirdre Blomfield-Brown, born 1936) is a fully ordained Buddhist nun in the Tibetan vajrayana tradition, and a teacher in the lineage of Ch”gyam Trungpa. She is well known for her ability to apply Buddhist teachings in everyday life. She is one of the most successful interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism for westerners, well known for her approachable and down-to-earth teaching style.

Pema Ch”dr”n has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is abbot of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Nova Scotia."