Trade Ed. Shambhala Audio 2010
CD ISBN 978-1-59030-739-7 $39.95 Five CDs
In this excellent production, taped during a retreat, Pema Chödrön instructs listeners on five methods for cultivating fearlessness: reveal your hidden faults, approach what you find repulsive, help those you think you cannot help, let go of what you're attached to, and go to the places that scare you. Chödrön, a Buddhist nun, has a remarkable knack for making spiritual practices simultaneously insightful and funny. Though her performance is live (complete with guided meditations and questions and answers), her explanations are astonishingly clear, direct, and provocative; indeed, their unguarded, unrehearsed quality makes them more attractive. With her trademark humor and compassion, Chödrön offers listeners insights on how to cultivate fearlessness in the face of discomfort and a willingness to open to what she calls the "raw energy" of all life's experience. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]
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