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How to meditate: a practical guide to making friends with your mind

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***How to Meditate Has Been Named One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2013*** Pema Chodron is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan nun presents her first program exploring in depth what she considers the essentials for a lifelong practice. When we look for a meditation teacher, we want someone who has an intimate knowledge of the path. That's why so many have turned to Pema Ch dr n, whose gentle yet straightforward guidance has been a lifesaver for both first-time and experienced meditators. More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. "How to Meditate" was recorded live, on retreat, at Gombo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada, over the course of a five-week retreat/ meditation program. Through five CDs of traditional insights and her personal guidance in 12 sitting sessions, Pema Chodron will help you honestly meet and compassionately relate with your mind as you explore: The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to learning to settle to breathing and relaxation Gentleness, patience, and humor--three ingredients for a well-balanced practice The Seven Delights-how moments of difficulty can become doorways to awakening and love Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises Thoughts and emotions as "sheer delight"-instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is in indispensable program from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. "From my own experience and from listening to many people over the years, I've tried to offer here what I feel are the essential points of mediation," explains Pema Chodron. Now this beloved voice shares with you her accessible approach--simple and down to earth while informed by the highest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism on How to Meditate with Pema Chodron . Disc One Introduction Becoming your own meditation instructor The cause of suffering Working with your mind Learning to settle Start with awareness Working with posture Being faithful to the technique Meditation: Being present Disc Two Introduction Our habitual patterns Being right here Meditation: Coming back to the breath Coming back into presence Meditation: Finding balance Attention and relaxation Discursive thought Gentleness, patience, and humor Meditation: Relaxation Disc Three Introduction Meditation: Faithful to being present Training in letting go Uncovering Buddha nature Meditation: Uncovering Buddha nature Refreshing Your Body Waiting for a thought to occur Meditation: Waiting, occurrence, dissolve Suggestions for your practice Disc Four Introduction Balancing and settling Meditation: working with thoughts Fixation and the thinking process Experiencing your emotions Working with unfavorable conditions Go to your body Bringing up a strong emotion Meditation: Working the feeling Disc Five Introduction Fully here No problem except identifying Six sense perceptions Non-dualistic experience Meditation: Undivided awareness Noticing when we go off Meditation: working with sight Meditation: working
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"When something is bothering you-a person is bugging you, a situation is irritating you, or physical pain is bothering you-you must work with your mind, and that is done through meditation. Working with our mind is the only means through which we'll actually begin to feel happy and contented with the world that we live in." -Pema Chödrön Pema Chödrön is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book exploring in-depth what she considers the essentials for a lifelong practice.More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This step-by-step guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind, embrace the fullness of our experience, and live in a wholehearted way as we discover:

  • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness
  • The Seven Delights-how moments of difficulty can become doorways to awakening and love
  • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises
  • Thoughts and emotions as "sheer delight"-instead of obstacles-in meditation

"I think ultimately why we practice is so that we can become completely loving people, and this is what the world needs," writes Pema Chödrön. How to Meditate is a long-overdue book from this wise teacher to assist each one of us in this virtuous goal.

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