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Taking This Into The World ~ Pema Chödrön

"Deep down in the human spirit there is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered. In the last years of his life, Chogyam Trungpa taught unceasingly on the very real possibility of creating enlightened…
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On Shenpa, Part III by Pema Chödrön

"Instead of seeing shenpa as an obstacle to be overcome, it is more helpful to consider it an opportunity for transformation, an open doorway to awakening. When I realize I'm triggered, I think of it as a neutral moment, a moment in time,…
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On Shenpa, Part II by Pema Chödrön

"If we are willing to acknowledge our shenpa and to experience it without sidetracks, then our natural intelligence starts to guide us. We begin to foresee the whole chain reaction and where it will lead. There's some wisdom that becomes accessible…
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Shenpa, Part I by Pema Chödrön

There's a very useful teaching, which I heard from Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, that allows us to take a closer look at this knee-jerk pattern of moving away from being present. This is the teaching on 'shenpa.' Generally the Tibetan word shenpa…
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Every Act Counts ~ Pema Chödrön

Every Act Counts "Every act counts. Every thought and emotion counts too. This is all the path we have. This is where we apply the teachings. This is where we come to understand why we meditate. We are only going to be here a short while. Even…
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The Respect To Look At Ourselves Honestly and Gently ~ Pema Chödrön

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön
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Building Inner Strength ~ Pema Chödrön

Building Inner StrengthYou build inner strength through embracing the totality of your experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. Embracing the totality of your experience is one definition of having loving kindness for yourself.…