Synopses & Reviews
"Author and narrator Chdrn delivers an interesting spoken-word course recorded at a series of live sessions before a class. Listening to this audiobook is exactly like sitting in a university classroom or actually being in a meditation class. Every so often you can even hear the other class members cough or sneeze, as Chdrn delivers her material in a firm, unwavering manner, offering valuable insights into and techniques in the process of meditation. Listeners will find these recordings easy to follow and listener-friendly. The directions and instructions at each stage of the process are clear and well crafted; however, the lack of visuals may leave many somewhat unsure of exactly how they are supposed to be positioning themselves. However, Chdrn relates her message perfectly, by giving time for the listener to get into position and follow her instructions." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
When it comes to meditation, Pema ChAdrAn is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost instructors. Yet most of her books and teaching programmes have focused on the benefits and challenges of a well-established practice . . . until now. On How to Meditate with Pema ChAdrAn, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and author of When Things Fall Apart (Shambhala, 2000) presents her first complete audio course for those new to meditation. This in-depth, 5-session curriculum helps listeners honestly meet and compassionately relate with the mind-the fundamental skill in meditation-as they join Pema to explore: - The basics of mindfulness awareness practice, including proper posture, inner and outer focus, and breathing- Overcoming common obstacles like physical discomfort, difficult emotions, wandering attention, or drowsiness- Guided sessions for resting in the nature of mind, staying present, and more-plus straightforward advice for bringing the fruits of practice into everyday life. If you could handpick someone to teach you the best way to meditate, Pema ChAdrAn would be a first choice for millions. Now this beloved voice shares with listeners everywhere her unique approach-simple and down-to-earth while informed by the highest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism-on How to Meditate with Pema ChAdrAn.