When it comes to meditation, Pema is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost teachers. Yet she’s never offered an introductory course on audio — until now. On How to Meditate with Pema Chodron, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and bestselling author presents her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation. Through five CDs of traditional insights and her personal guidance in 12 sitting sessions, Pema will help you honestly meet and compassionately relate with your mind as you explore:
- The basics of mindfulness awareness practice, from proper posture to learning to settle to breathing and relaxation
- Gentleness, patience, and humor — three ingredients for a well-balanced practice
- Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises
- Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight” — instead of obstacles — in meditation
“From my own experience and from listening to many people over the years, I’ve tried to offer here what I feel are the essential points of meditation,” explains Pema Chodron. Now this beloved voice shares with you her accessible approach — simple and down-to-earth while informed by the highest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism — on How to Meditate with Pema Chodron.
Review of How to Meditate
“To judge from the title, this set appears to be the least appealing of any of Pema’s works, whether you are new or a veteran to her work. But this is the best or among the best of her presentations and will bring additional treasures to the most avid students or collectors.” By Roy Tuckman “I’ve only listened to the first two sessions, and have already found this an invaluable guide to understanding and practicing meditation.” – Jennie Peut