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

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9781564557049: Good Medicine: How to Turn Pain into Compassion with Tonglen Meditation

Within the wisdom teachings of Buddhism, there are many stories that refer to its founder as the "Supreme Physician" — a healer of all illness — mental, physical, and spiritual. On Good Medicine, the remarkable American-born Tibetan nun known as Pema Chodron shares the gift of tonglen, Buddhism’s original prescription for using the difficulties in life as a way to widen our circle of compassion. Over three hours of meditation instruction for cutting through the obstacles in life "on the spot." Includes 12-page study guide.

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Shares the gift of tonglen, a simple & elegant meditation system "for ordinary people like ourselves."

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Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and one of the foremost students of Chogyam Trungpa, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. She is the author of The Places That Scare You, Comfortable with Uncertainty, The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, and the bestselling When Things Fall Apart. Ani Pema ("Ani" is a Tibetan honorific for a nun) is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners.

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