Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron

Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners in North America. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and The Places That Scare You.

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This holiday season we care about hearing what you have to say. Below are some thoughtful quotations from readers on their favorite Shambhala books. Do you have one you’d like to share? Tell us about it in the comment section at the bottom. “The...
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Compassionate Action | An Excerpt from Start Where You Are

We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake. How do we help? How do we create a saner world or a saner domestic situation or job situation, wherever we may be? How do we work with our actions and our speech and our minds in a way that opens up the space rather than...
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Preparing the Ground | An Excerpt from Becoming Bodhisattvas

Confession I have often wondered how the first glimmers of bodhichitta come about. How do any of us go from being completely self-absorbed in the “dungeons of samsara” to connecting with even a glimpse of the longing and vast perspective of bodhichitta? In chapter 2 of The...
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Learning to Stay | An Excerpt from The Places that Scare You

Practicing Mediation As a species, we should never underestimate our low tolerance for discomfort. To be encouraged to stay with our vulnerability is news that we can use. Sitting meditation is our support for learning how to do this. Sitting meditation, also known as mindfulness-awareness...
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