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Chess Piece, the King, carved from bone or ivory. Circa the second half of 14th century (late 1300s).

“To stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge—that is the path of true awakening.” ~ Pema Chödrön That’s the trick, isn’t it? To find peace in our hearts even in those moments intended to topple us to our knees. To find strength within our [...]

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron - Part 1 :: really a wonderful 8 part interview series on buddhism, with pema, lighthearted, lovely, delightful, inspirational.

Pema Chodron:“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest… "Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us.....

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Signs of Spiritual Progress

The idea of spiritual progress is pretty suspect. After all, isn’t it a journey without goal? But there are some ways we can tell if practice is working.

Of all the wonderful Buddhist teachers in the world today, Pema Chodron is one of the most popular. In my life, I probably listen to audio books by Pema almost as much as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. If you know anyone who would enjoy listening to Pema talk about fear and fearlessness, please share this with them.