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Good Medicine: How to Turn Pain Into Compassion with Tonglen Meditation

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Within Buddhism, there are many stories that refer to its founder as the "supreme physician" - a healer of all illness - mental, physical, and spiritual. The Buddha's prescription for right living led directly to tonglen, a Tibetan meditation practice that is today the medicine our hearts have been searching for. On the new enhanced CD edition of Good Medicine, American ...more
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Published March 1st 2001 by Sounds True (first published August 1st 1999)
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Jul 18, 2007 Willow rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone that needs more compassion in their lives, so basically everyone
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I love Pema Chodron. I listened to this on the 12 hour drive/move from Washington DC to Alabama. She describes the practice of Tonglen, how it relates to compassion, and how a Tonglen approach can be used in everyday life. The great thing about the explanation is that it does not become necessary to begin the practice to benefit from the approach. I doubt that I will begin a formal practice any time soon, but the approach helped me to deal with difficult situations within the same day of ...more
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this is how i learned what maitri truly means. beyond friendship, but to be a a true, dear and compassionate friend to one's self. that is just poetry to me.
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As I engage with this practice, I'm finding the effects on the way I relate with others are tremendous.
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Ani Pema Chödrön (Deirdre Blomfield-Brown) is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, closely associated with the Kagyu school and the Shambhala lineage.

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 g
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