Tuesday, February 10, 2009
How to Meditate with Pema Chodron
When it comes to meditation, Pema Chödrön is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost instructors. Yet most of her books and teaching programs have focused on the benefits and challenges of a well-established practice . . . until now. On How to Meditate with Pema Chödrön, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and author of When Things Fall Apart (Shambhala, 2000) presents her first complete audio course for those new to meditation. This in-depth, 5-session curriculum helps listeners honestly meet and compassionately relate with the mind--the fundamental skill in meditation--as they join Pema to explore: * The basics of mindfulness awareness practice, including proper posture, inner and outer focus, and breathing * Overcoming common obstacles like physical discomfort, difficult emotions, wandering attention, or drowsiness * Guided sessions for resting in the nature of mind, staying present, and more--plus straightforward advice for bringing the fruits of practice into everyday life If you could handpick someone to teach you the best way to meditate, Pema Chödrön would be a first choice for millions. Now this beloved voice shares with listeners everywhere her unique approach--simple and down-to-earth while informed by the highest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism--on How to Meditate with Pema Chödrön.