• Awakening Compassion

  • Meditation Practices for Difficult Times
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 06-09-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.5 (373 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For more than 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used the principles of lojong (literally, "mind training") to transform difficulties into insights, and conflict into genuine communication. Lojong practice is grounded in a special meditation technique and complemented by 59 written maxims - a treasury of practical wisdom that inspires everyday awareness. Awakening Compassion is the first audio retreat on the practice of lojong taught by Pema Chödrön, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and best-selling author. With an informal teaching style, both playful and insightful, Pema uses restful meditations in teaching the lojong way for turning painful emotions into the stepping stones to wisdom, compassion, and fearlessness.
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By Tammy on 07-09-07

Pema Is A Hidden Treasure

Pema Chodron is a true hidden treasure living right here on Canada's East Coast. She brings the Buddhist teachings to life with her colorful antics that are based on her years of experiences with the practices.

I would also say to those pondering the purchase of her audio selections, that you can't go wrong in choosing any one of her precious recordings. However, you will be missing out if you don't listen to them all.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

By John on 12-09-07

Valuable teachings!

I love her description of Ego in one talk. These lojong teachings are powerful, and pema teaches them really well.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 12-23-12

Very Helpful

I already knew Pema Chodron from some of her earlier books, but hearing her voice and her liveliness and her down to earth way of approaching the problems that all of us experience sooner or later has been a totally new and much more rewarding experience. In particular I found the Tong Len meditation inspiring and really effective. She has great humanity and such a practical way of addressing our difficulties and giving advice even on small things that I found all of the talks very helpful. Five stars absolutely.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

By Katie on 09-16-16

Inspiring words.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is easy to listen to & understand & is full of wisdom for ourselves and consequently for others too.

What other book might you compare Awakening Compassion to, and why?

Nothing comparable in my experience

Have you listened to any of Pema Chodron’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both laugh & cry!

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