Awakening Compassion

  • by Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by Pema Chodron
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

For more than 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used the principles of lojong (literally, "mind training") to transform difficulties into insights, and conflict into genuine communication. Lojong practice is grounded in a special meditation technique and complemented by 59 written maxims - a treasury of practical wisdom that inspires everyday awareness. Awakening Compassion is the first audio retreat on the practice of lojong taught by Pema Chödrön, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and best-selling author. With an informal teaching style, both playful and insightful, Pema uses restful meditations in teaching the lojong way for turning painful emotions into the stepping stones to wisdom, compassion, and fearlessness.


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I already knew Pema Chodron from some of her earlier books, but hearing her voice and her liveliness and her down to earth way of approaching the problems that all of us experience sooner or later has been a totally new and much more rewarding experience. In particular I found the Tong Len meditation inspiring and really effective. She has great humanity and such a practical way of addressing our difficulties and giving advice even on small things that I found all of the talks very helpful. Five stars absolutely.
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- Amazon Customer

Inspiring words.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is easy to listen to & understand & is full of wisdom for ourselves and consequently for others too.

What other book might you compare Awakening Compassion to, and why?

Nothing comparable in my experience

Have you listened to any of Pema Chodron’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both laugh & cry!

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- Katie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2000
  • Publisher: Sounds True