Working with Difficult Emotions

  • by Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by Pema Chödrön
  • 0 hrs and 32 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

As a child, did you ever sit under a favorite tree, immersed in the wonder of a single, precious leaf? As our days grow more complex, teaches Pema Chödrön, these vibrant and wholehearted moments may begin to elude even seasoned meditators. But it doesn't have to be that way. Buddhism’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness lead us on a journey back to the unabashed presence and delight of the “Child Mind” that lies within all of us. Here, Pema guides your first steps with an introductory meditation for getting in touch with, accepting, and releasing positive and negative emotions.
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This session is excerpted from Pema Chödrön's 2-CD audio program Natural Awareness.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Guided Meditation about Dealing w/Emotions

Purchased this to help w/overwhelming anxiety&anger. Well worth the few dollars. Big fan of Pema.
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- George R. Schar

I'm very disappointed

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I thought this would be a half-hour talk on working with difficult emotions. It was a half-hour guided meditation. And that would have been fine, too, if there was more guidance. It was basically this: Focus on your breath, then focus on a negative emotion, then focus on a positive emotion. That was the whole thing.


What could Pema Chödrön have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't think this should be sold separately because it's uncharacteristically empty for something from Pema Chodron.


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

I've listened to MANY. Some I like more than others, but this one was just far below her usual standards, in my opinion.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Well, it's tool you can use when you feel horrible, and it helps a little bit. I guess it's worth $2.44, but being well acquainted with her other work, I just had higher expectations.


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- Julie C.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2014
  • Publisher: Sounds True