Pure Meditation

  • by Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by Pema Chodron
  • 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For thirteen hundred years, Tibetans have been practicing shamtha/vipashyana (peaceful dwelling/insight): a profound form of meditation that illuminates and purifies the obstacles to spiritual realization. Tibetan Buddhists today regard shamatha/vipashyana as both the fundamental and the most advanced spiritual practice of all. On Pure Meditation, Pema Chödrön - the beloved American-born nun known for her bestselling book When Things Fall Apart - takes you step by step through this timeless and elegant meditative form. You will learn the posture that helps you relax your mind, how to use your own breath as a reminder to return to the present moment, and what to do with the many thoughts and emotions that arise during your meditation sessions. A straightforward, authoritative resource for students at all levels, Pure Meditation is a definitive guide to the authentic Tibetan Buddhist meditation that has brought its practitioners relaxation, peace of mind, and deeper awareness for hundreds of years.

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Good life practice

First let me tell you what this is not - it is not a guided meditation. At first I was disappointed: 'This is not telling me how to meditate', I thought. As I progressed, however, I realized that I was waiting for a guided meditation, which never comes, and that actually this recording was far more useful than that. It DOES give advice on sitting meditation - on letting thoughts go - but mainly it is about a whole life approach, about meditating with eyes open, about developing a flexible, loving outlook. If you haven't meditated before, I think you should start somewhere else, either at a meditation class or using a guided meditation tape or DVD. Once you have got some understanding of meditation and perhaps also of Buddhism, THEN you should listen to this recording, which contains some excellent information and advice. I avoid the word 'instruction' deliberately here, as this is not what Pema Chodron is about.
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- Betsy Hosegoood

Lack of substance

Didnt like the book at all, I should have used the credit to get a more usefull book
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- Okeefe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-06-2001
  • Publisher: Sounds True