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Walking the Walk: Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most

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Publisher's Summary

It's one thing to hear a life-changing truth or to have a conceptual grasp on spiritual wisdom. But it’s another thing to "walk the walk" - or to put into practice the good advice we've been given. What does it mean to walk the walk in our everyday lives? According to Pema Chödrön, it means being down-to-earth, genuine, and perhaps most importantly, it means engaging in the teachings in order to actively confront anything and everything we’ve heretofore rejected in our attempts to find happiness. Created to help us respond with compassion and authenticity when our spiritual ideals are put to the test, Walking the Walk brings you four inspirational sessions with Pema Chödrön, as you explore:

  • Stabilizing the Mind - awareness, presence, and the foundation of the spiritual path
  • Unconditional Friendship with Yourself - getting unstuck from the patterns that create our own misery
  • Freedom from Fixed Mind - how to release biases and prejudices to revitalize your everyday experiences
  • Taking Care of One Another - essential guidance in the ability to truly be there for others

The teachings in these sessions are not about perfection or unrealistic standards. "Baby steps are okay when learning to walk the walk," explains Pema. No matter the situation you find yourself in, here is a program for remaining true to the values we seek to live by, and staying open to the kindness and love that is always available to support us.

©2014 Pema Chödrön (P)2014 Pema Chödrön

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  • CJ
    LUCAS, TX, United States
    6/01/15
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    "Pema's like warm honey."
    Would you listen to Walking the Walk again? Why?

    I have, over and over, she soothes me again and again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Keep trying, her message as always.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the wasp.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    I'm not, others are not, bad, keep trying,and relax


    Any additional comments?

    I have other Pema recordings, she's wonderful and calming, even if I'm not paying attention to her words, her voice alone, like I said is like warm honey being poured over my bitter mind.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Claudine
    ESCONDIDO, CA, United States
    14/08/14
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    "Putting Lessons to Action"

    What can I say about Pema that hasn't already been said? Wonderful woman with great insight and gifted at transmitting the teachings. I like this book because she gives you practical 'to-dos' to go with the teachings. I am currently putting them to work daily.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Client Amazon
    Athens, Greece
    21/09/14
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    "Amazing talks. Thank you Pema Chodron"
    Would you listen to Walking the Walk again? Why?

    Yes, to review the actual steps of how to bring theory to practice in daily life.


    What about Pema Chödrön’s performance did you like?

    She is amazing, her way, her humor, her explanations. She really gets through with simplicity and clarity.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    How to connect with others and how accept and love myself


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    5/08/14
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    "Worth adding to your Pema Chodren library"
    Any additional comments?

    Early in the book Pema Chodren tells you that the talk is not a prepared one. Compared to her other books, it does feel less fluent. However, her usual skill at explaining how buddhist concepts apply in everyday life - often with humour - is there. I suspect that this book is better listened to after being exposed to some of her other books and not as an introduction to her talks.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Tim D.
    Portland, OR
    8/06/15
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    "Great insights."

    Pema brings compassion and insight to this meaningful work. A useful tool to transform your life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Helle
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    9/01/15
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    "as Good as ever
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    wonderfull teachings and examples to take to heart. I urge you to listen to this

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Dallas, TX
    26/11/15
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    "Offered Some Very Good Points"

    Not as well thought out as a book; however, I loved that this is a recorded retreat. Pema offers many nuggets of wisdom, as only she can.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Melanie Thornton
    Scott, AR USA
    14/07/15
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    "If you love Pema, you won't be disappointed"

    I've listened to this again and again. There's always something that fits my current struggle.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Judy F
    Ann Arbor, MI
    3/05/15
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    "Remembering"

    I listen to these tapes to repeatedly remind myself to walk the walk. It also keeps me on my practice and honest with myself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • peace98
    28/04/15
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    "Always open to Compassion"

    I would guess that those that love Pema and even those that do not , will be left with a soft tender heart ready to be part of wiping away the sorrows of the world.
    I am never disappointed listening to Pema, her gentle , wise yet realistic way of expressing herself is easy and comforting. I have listened and read what she shares for about 12 years.
    She has no need for glamour or worship . Pema is a woman that Walks the walk.



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Ms. J. Richardson
    bristol, uk
    24/07/15
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    "Easy to listen too, great learning,"
    If you could sum up Walking the Walk in three words, what would they be?

    Authentic, inspiring, grounding


    What did you like best about this story?

    Style


    Which character – as performed by Pema Chodron – was your favourite?

    Her own voice and insights


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it needs reflection and time to practice methods


    Any additional comments?

    Easy to engage with, deep learning and inspiring

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Archieblackcat
    26/03/15
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    "Pema Chodron at her human best."

    Highly recommended - this is funny, real and poignant - really helpful to hear the student's questions. Listen to it & find out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marnie
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    11/08/15
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    "Inspiring"

    Warm and witty , yet profound. I found myself thinking of her words all day long. Inspired me to learn more, practise mindfulness and compassion more. Loved it. Will listen to again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Liam
    United Kingdom
    24/03/15
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    "Warm, inspiring and wonderful"

    Pema Chodron provides a very relaxed atmosphere and inspires a real understanding, in these sessions, for a gentle and relaxed approach to walking the path.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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