Pure Meditation: The Tibetan Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace

Version: Unabridged
Author: Pema Chodron
Narrator: Pema Chodron
Genres: Buddhism
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

For thirteen hundred years, Tibetans have been practicing shamatha/vipashyana (peaceful dwelling/insight): a profound form of meditation that illuminates and purifies the obstacles to spiritual realization. Tibetan Buddhists today regard shamatha/vipashyana as both the fundamental and the most advanced spiritual practice of all. On Pure Meditation, Pema Chödrön takes you step by step through this timeless and elegant meditative form. You will learn the posture that helps you relax your mind, how to use your own breath as a reminder to return to the present moment, and what to do with the many thoughts and emotions that arise during your meditation sessions. A straightforward, authoritative resource for students at all levels, Pure Meditation is a definitive guide to the authentic Tibetan Buddhist meditation that has brought its practitioners relaxation, peace of mind, and deeper awareness for hundreds of years.

Reviews (1)

Refreshing...

Written by bill on August 30th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I'm not much on guided meditations (which there weren't any on this selection) so I really enjoyed her perspectives regarding the meditation process. Her delivery of the concepts was direct and accessible.

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."