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    • When Things Fall Apart

    • Heart Advice for Difficult Times
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth, and makes for a perfect addition to one's spiritual library. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool air touching my tender and vulnerable heart

    • By Anonymous User on 09-09-2018

    Non-member price: $30.76

    • Start Where You Are

    • A Guide to Compassionate Living
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are" - embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives.

    Non-member price: $30.76

    • The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Pema Chödrön (foreword), John Baker (editor), and others
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    ChgyamTrungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good teachings

    • By jane smith on 10-03-2018

    Non-member price: $4.34

    • Embracing the Unknown

    • Life Lessons from the Tibetan Book of the Dead
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Pema Chödrön presents her first live talk on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. With Embracing the Unknown, she reveals how one of Buddhism’s most revered texts contains essential guidance not only for understanding the mysteries of life, death, and rebirth - but also profound wisdom for living fearlessly in “the bardo of this life”. Experience one of today’s most beloved spiritual teachers at her best as she helps us navigate fear, doubt, and uncertainty with a compassionate and open heart. 

    Non-member price: $17.04

    • Comfortable with Uncertainty

    • 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook by Pema Chödrön, the renowned American Buddhist nun, offers short, stand-alone sections designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the listener through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path.

    Non-member price: $20.51

    • Smile at Fear

    • Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Karen White, Steven Crossley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wise wonderful teaching

    • By Kamala on 03-05-2015

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • Don't Bite the Hook

    • Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children - and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pema nails it for me every time

    • By Anonymous User on 27-03-2019

    Non-member price: $20.51

    • Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

    • Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema. "We say 'I'm a failure.'" But what if failing wasn't just "okay"... but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen.

    • By Lisa on 30-03-2019

    Non-member price: $14.33

    • Bodhisattva Mind

    • Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
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    What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-03-2018
    • Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 30-10-2006
    • 5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Non-member price: $71.73

    • Getting Unstuck

    • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Profound & life changing

    • By Alia on 09-07-2017
    • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 16-09-2005
    • 5 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

    Non-member price: $17.91

    • Be Grateful to Everyone

    • An In-Depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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    One of the best ways to bring meditation off the cushion and into everyday life is to practice lojong (or mind training). For centuries, Tibetans have used 59 powerful mind-training slogans as a way to transform life's ordinary situations into opportunities for awakening. In this audiobook program, Pema Chödrön presents her definitive teachings on lojong. She offers an overview of the practice and goes on to provide inspiring commentary on the slogans while paying special attention to how to apply them on the spot in our daily lives.

    Non-member price: $30.76

    • The Places That Scare You

    • A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of openheartedness and tenderness. This audiobook teaches us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cant stand Narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 11-08-2018

    Non-member price: $30.76

    • How to Meditate with Pema Chodron

    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In How to Meditate with Pema Chodron, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and best-selling author presents her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation. Through traditional insights and her personal guidance in 12 sitting sessions, Pema Chodron will help you honestly meet with, and compassionately relate to, your mind.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Training the Mind

    • & Cultivating Loving-Kindness
    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Judith L. Lief (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    The 59 provocative slogans presented here - each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chgyam Trungpa - have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • like it

    • By Vera Gu on 05-04-2019

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • Coming Closer to Ourselves

    • Making Everything the Path of Awakening
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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    In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chödrön for guidance? Many say that it’s her honest and caring way of communicating the core teachings of Buddhism - not just conceptually, but directly from her heart to ours. In these inspiring sessions, she teaches us how to give that compassion to the person we neglect most often - ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awe, humour, curiousity ... Awake

    • By Kirsty Karlsson, Author of The Ninja Worrier on 21-03-2016

    Non-member price: $25.09

    • The Wisdom of No Escape

    • And the Path of Loving-Kindness
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves, and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms lies in remaining open to life in all circumstances, and here Pema Chödrön shows us how. When we embrace the happiness and suffering, intelligence and confusion that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a wellspring of courageous love within our hearts.

    Non-member price: $30.76

    • Perfect Just as You Are

    • Buddhist Practices on the Four Limitless Ones: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spiritual practice, Pema Chödrön teaches, has nothing to do with self-improvement, since, as the course's title claims, you're already perfect right now. The limitless qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity are your deep-down, ultimate reality, and those are qualities that can't be improved upon. If you're not feeling particularly kind, compassionate, joyful, or equanimous at the moment, take heart: the Four Limitless Ones are there like seeds, waiting to be cultivated through practice.

    Non-member price: $34.13

    • Walking the Walk

    • Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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    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.

    Non-member price: $17.56

    • Noble Heart

    • A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    Learn how to use the gift of pain with Pema Chödrön, a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. She teaches that it is in suffering where you will find the seeds of your awakening and that vulnerability is actually your greatest spiritual resource. You'll learn how to create your own spiritual retreat, the key teachings necessary for cultivating your own "soft spot" - the gateway to your own noble heart, the promise of the Four Limitless Ones, and the teachings on the Six Paramitas: the Buddha's own map of the journey to enlightenment. This program was recorded within the peaceful shrine room of Gampo Abbey, Chödrön's home on the cliffs of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

    • A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 17-12-1999
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Non-member price: $61.47

    • Making Friends with Your Mind

    • The Key to Contentment
    • By: Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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    Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret, frustration, or gloom? And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind, that's what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pema Chödrön is funny and full of insight.

    • By Tim Brown on 28-06-2017

    Non-member price: $21.50

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