“Isn’t that the kind of teaching we need these days, that difficult circumstances can be the path to liberation. That’s news you can use.”
Tibetan Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön and Zen teacher Bernie Glassman offer three-step meditations to help work with tragedy.
You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the spiritual path.
In order to have compassion for others, we have to have compassion for ourselves.
Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.
Pema Chödrön shows us how we can let go of self-centered worries and become a bodhisattva-warrior. It’s the greatest happiness of all.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
Pema Chödrön’s new commentary on Atisha’s famed mind-training slogans that use our dificulties and problems to awaken our hearts.
There is a key moment, says Pema Chödrön, when we make the choice between peace and conflict.
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful… if we are brave enough to rest in their space of uncertainty. Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy, excerpted from “When Things Fall Apart.”