• Bodhisattva Mind

  • Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 10-30-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.7 (750 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment. "We all have a consciousness that knows what helps and what causes harm," says Ani Pema. "With this same ability, we can 'tame our minds', and extricate ourselves from suffering." A practicum of insights and meditations from this cherished teacher, Bodhisattva Mind shows us how to connect with the spacious, clear, unbiased nature of our minds and experience the joy of complete freedom.
©2006 Pema Chodron; (P)Sounds True
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By J. Cline on 03-11-08

First Understanding of Buddhism

This recording was my first introduction to Buddhism. Pema Chodron is the best first teacher anyone could ask for. Her explanations are simple yet deep and based on experiences that I could relate to. She is funny and easy to listen to. I'm now listening to this recording for the second time.
I took a Mediation 101 class last month and this is the perect next step in my practice. I highly recommend it and plan to listen to more of Pema Chodron's other works.

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By John on 12-09-07

pema's teaching keeps getting better

Pema's recent teachings based on Shantideva have been really useful to me, and are profoundly relevant to this time.

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By Portia on 08-15-11

A set of talks that work as a book

Often talks given to a particular audience at a certain time don't translate well into audiobooks. I was delighted that in this case 'Bodhisattva Mind' works very well. It's good to hear the teacher herself giving her teachings in her own words, rather than on the page. The talks are easy to hear, and to follow. I found that the audiobook complements Pema Chodron's commentary on Shantideva's Bodhicarayavatara - 'No Time to Lose'
Pema Chodron's spirited, down to earth instructions on how to live a life of kindness for ourself and others in the muddle of our busy lives. Wonderful!

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By Deborah on 06-18-08

Eight Delightful Hours

It was with sheer delight that I listened, spellbound, to Pema Chodron's lectures on the The Bodhisattva Mind. Her gentle voice, captivating humour and down to earth delivery brings Buddhism and the Buddhist philosophy right into the hearts and minds of the ordinary person, even those who may not have had any exposure to it before. What a great listen; one I will be repeating over and over again.

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By Gwen McIlroy on 12-04-15

So knowledgeable and insightful!!

It says the review is optional then requires you to write 20 words!

Just do the book ... :)

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