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Pema Chödrön on the idea of Karma

“People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That’s not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön – Getting Unstuck

The writer has read a fair amount by Pema Chödrön, but this is the first time she has heard her speak….liking her energies, and the sense she gives of groundedness in herself. This is a useful talk on the importance … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on tigers above and below

“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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Coming together and falling apart – Pema Chödrön

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on Fear

‘Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on Looking at ourselves honestly and gently

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” Pema Chödrön: When Things Fall Apart: … Continue reading

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Pema Chodron on Gloriousness and Wretchedness

“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant … Continue reading

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