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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ARTICLES

Free Download | 20 Lojong Cards from Pema Chödrön’s Compassion Cards

Pema Chödrön’s Compassion Cards: Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life The practice of lojong has been the primary focus of Pema’s teachings and personal practice for many years. Here, you can read an introduction to the 11th-century mind-training practice, the first...
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The Practice of Loving-Kindness | An Excerpt from Comfortable with Uncertainty

Seven-Step Practice To move from aggression to unconditional loving-kindness can seem like a daunting task. But we start with what’s familiar. The instruction for cultivating limitless maitri is to first find the tenderness that we already have. We touch in with our gratitude...
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Readers’ Picks

In thinking about year-end gifts, we want to share what YOU have to say. Below are some lovely quotations from readers on their favorite Shambhala books. Do you have one to add? Please comment at the bottom! “This book showed me a different way, a...
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Overcoming Adversaries in Meditation Practice

Tim Drugan-Eppich shares his thoughts on his meditation practice and the five adversaries that his mind frequently uses to discourage him from continuing his practice. Tim, along with his girlfriend, run a blog for anyone looking for advice on topics ranging from finances and cooking, to health...
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EVENTS

Nyingma Summer Seminar

July 14–22, 2018 | Ward, co

Kongtrul Rinpoche has often called this much-loved annual event our “Thanksgiving” as a community in Mangala Shri Bhuti, a time when we gather to appreciate the richness that Buddhadharma brings into our lives. The lovely outdoor setting of the seminar under a large shrine tent offers a...