• Noble Heart

  • A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 07-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.4 (616 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You can't get away from suffering. That's the good news, teaches Pema Chodron. For at the core of your most painful experiences (perhaps more than anywhere else) you will find the seeds of your awakening. On Noble Heart, this best-selling author and Tibetan Buddhist nun shows you how vulnerability is our greatest spiritual resource amid life's difficulties. Using special meditations and teachings, she shows how to cultivate your own noble heart, one that sheds its armor, and opens fearlessly to both heartache and delight. This is a full 12-session curriculum of meditations, practices, teaching stories, and real-life examples presented in clear, easy-to-follow language.
©2005 Pema Chodron; (P)2007 Sounds True
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By Jim on 06-29-09

Wonderful, like a personal retreat

This is very much meant to be listened to as if you were on retreat. You won't get quite as much out of it if you listen to it in the car on the way to work or at the gym. (although closing your eyes while driving might be one way to get closer to the divine :-) In my case I spent an hour or so each day sitting on the beach listening to it over a week. Meditations ARE part of it, and while it might feel a little weird sitting in silence listening to your ipod, it's really no different than sitting with a group of people. Participating in the meditations really does add to the overall experience. There's four or five meditations that last for about 15 minutes... so they're short.

Pema, as always, is extremely insightful. The teachings are excellent and you feel as if you're part of a retreat group. If you had the time to yourself, you could easily make a personal, 2-day retreat out of it.

I would highly recommend this. However, if you've never really meditated before and are just getting into it, there are better books out there for getting your feet wet. Meditation For Beginners by Jack Kornfield is excellent as is Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Suriya Das. I think Pema also has an intro to meditation book, but I haven't heard it. But I love everything she's done so it's probably great too.

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By Chantal Leven on 04-28-10

Noble Heart

This is one of the most beautiful program. Just listening to her voice helps center me. After giving an overview of what keeps us from being happy, each track is clearly focusing on one of the 4 techniques of meditations. The only thing I wish is that I could find where the meditations are. I had to write down where exactly they are in order to go directly to them after listening to the program. Awesome program otherwise.

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By Jayne Charlton on 10-15-16

Excellent clarification on Buddha Nature

I have a much clearer understanding on the intentions of what it is to be Buddhist the contemporary world that we live in and it has inspired me to take up the practice.

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By Fenpedia on 12-01-15

True pema

What did you like most about Noble Heart?

I enjoy pemas humour and teachings

What other book might you compare Noble Heart to, and why?

ANY OF pemas teachings

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

Very well

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would but it's too long

Any additional comments?

Excellent

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By Kamala on 08-01-15

Empowering

This is such a useful loving book Pema has such a Beautiful way of making the profound accessible

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By bernadette on 03-10-17

High quality online teaching

Pema Chödröns teaching style is particularly suited to communicating with large audiences from her own account. Because of this her teaching on this audio was experienced by me as lucid, timely and very accessible. I will continue to use this audio with its accompanying pdf document to refer back to as i learn my way in dharma after having listened to it fully from start to finish. Thank you Pema for your wisdom and insight and your willingness to share it.

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