Learning to Stay Present

  • by Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by Pema Chodron
  • 0 hrs and 34 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

We reinforce addictions by giving into them, but what is there to do when we get that "itchy" feeling? Learning to Stay Present shares insights for peacefully refraining from the "urge to scratch." In this recording from a live event with Pema Chodron, she discusses the ineffable quality known in the Buddhist tradition as shenpam a pre-emotional feeling that arises in us, brings discomfort, and often leads to unskillful, habitual reactions.


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Is there anything you would change about this book?

Should be free.

If you’ve listened to books by Pema Chodron before, how does this one compare?

Near the top. She's awesome and funny.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?


Was Learning to Stay Present worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

This is the first 34min. of her Getting Unstuck talk. I bought both that's how I know.


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- Michael

Pema pulls you in

Pema has a way to gently explain something that appears so complex and make you feel she understands and shares the same feelings.
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- mary ann tackett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2012
  • Publisher: Sounds True