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Pema Chödrön is America's best-loved Western Buddhist nun. Her inspirational books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart, have changed the lives of many. Visit here to read her biography, watch videos of her talks, and see a full listing of books by her, as well as information on ordering them.

 

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Pema Chödrön

  • Taking Care of Ourselves

    June 20, 2012

    I’ve known many people who have spent years exercising daily, getting massages, doing yoga, faithfully following one food or vitamin regimen after another, pursuing spiritual teachers and different styles of...


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  • How Do We React?

    June 13, 2012

    When someone blames us, how do we react? When we’ve lost something, how do we react? When we feel we’ve gained something, how do we react? When we...


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  • Meeting Confusion

    June 6, 2012

    Instead of struggling against the force of confusion, we could meet it and relax. When we do that, we gradually discover that clarity is always there. In the...


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  • What Are We Practicing?

    May 30, 2012

    The painful thing is that when we buy into disapproval, we are practicing disapproval. When we buy into harshness, we are practicing harshness. The more we do it, the stronger...


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  • Allowing Space

    May 23, 2012

    It is never too late for any of us to look at our minds. We can always sit down and allow the space for anything to arise. Sometimes we have...


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