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Pema Chodron on Relaxing with impermanence (on her 80th birthday)

Click on the link to see this little film of Pema at 80, speaking about the fear of death and how we may learn to approach our dying. ‘When the appearances of this life dissolve, may I with ease and … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on Leaning in & Staying Present

“The next time you lose heart and you can’t bear to experience what you’re feeling, you might recall this instruction: change the way you see it and lean in. Instead of blaming our discomfort on outer circumstances or on our … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön: What to Do When You Lose It Completely

Just under 3 minutes of gold from Pema. What she suggests is a pause, a directing of the attention inwards, rather than into an/another explosion outwards of resentment or aggression. The purpose is an opening and a softening, to self … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on opening to the flow of experience

“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on Blaming

“We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who’s right and who’s wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and … Continue reading

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‘What are you afraid of?’ Pema Chödrön

  Pema is a Buddhist nun, with a great deal of wisdom, who has written a number of accessible, helpful books – there’s a link below. In this brief clip, she invites us down through the layers of our fears, and speaks … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on Presence (and tigers)

“There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs … Continue reading

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