Natural Awareness: Guided Meditations and Teachings for Welcoming All Experience

Natural Awareness: Guided Meditations and Teachings for Welcoming All Experience

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By (author) Pema Chodron

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  • Publisher: SOUNDS TRUE INC
  • Format: CD-Audio | 4 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 145mm x 15mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 6 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Louisville, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1604074353
  • ISBN 13: 9781604074352
  • Sales rank: 278,937

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Return to Your True Home: The Realm of Natural Awareness As a child, did you ever sit under a favorite tree, immersed in the wonder of a single, precious leaf? As our days grow more complex, teaches Pema Chodron, these vibrant and wholehearted moments may begin to elude even seasoned meditators. But it doesn't have to be that way. With "Natural Awareness," this celebrated teacher guides us through Buddhism s Four Foundations of Mindfulness to bring us to a surprising destination: the effortless state of presence known as "non-meditation." It's a journey back to the unabashed presence and delight of the Child Mind that lies within all of us. Along the way, you'll learn how to: Work with the body, emotions, thoughts, and sense perceptions as your objects of focus Tune in to your natural cycles of attention and effortless non-meditation awareness Embrace the inevitable meditator s struggle knot" (it means that your practice is working!) Open a heartful space with others to listen, speak, and connect more authentically Master a wealth of Ani Pema's favorite practices for riding life s emotional storms "We've been training our minds for a lifetime to flee to escape to anywhere but here." With this encouraging new offering, Pema Chodron shows us how to stop running and come home to the abiding freedom waiting for us right here, right now."

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Ani Pema Chodron was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren. While in her mid-thirties, Ani Pema traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years. She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to Scotland at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him."