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5,0 von 5 SternenSimple yet Profound a Week-end Teaching at Pema's Abby
16. Juli 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I was brought up in Christian churches and attended all of the variations, not quite finding a match for the God within me. I came across Pema's work and her personality. What a wonderful Master (teacher) she is. She has lived the "normal" life expected of a woman of her generation, but a tragic violation of her marriage threw her into a chosen withdrawal from Life (as she knew it) and into silence, meditation, and studying with the best masters of the Buddhist faith. The principles of love, compassion, forgiveness, and embracing..(not running from the pain) has been invaluable to me.
I inherited the BRAC1 gene mutation from my mother. I have lived through Ovarain cancer, Breast cancer, and ultimately a Double Mastectomy. These events, plus childhood damage, a marriage that ended, and addiction issues, were not greater than the love of God I have found in my faith and the additional lessons I have learned through Pema Chodron's many books and DVD's. I am forever grateful.
5,0 von 5 SternenI highly recommend this retreat if you are open to change and looking to be at peace with yourself.
17. Februar 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I listened to this retreat following another of Pema Chodron's retreats titled, "Getting Unstuck" which I found to be equally helpful. "Fully Alive" was the frosting on the cake. I have battled depression all my life and I can honestly say that I have come out on the other side from listening to this with a whole new zest for life. The principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy shine through in Pema Chodron's teachings in a way that guided me to experience a sort of spiritual renewal. These teachings keep me in check daily in dealing with the symptoms of my most recent diagnosis of Bipolar. I consider this retreat a gift from a higher power, really. And I think anyone would benefit from this. In a world where people are quick to blame, get irritated, where some might take things personally, and some might lack the self confidence and innate strength to be more productive, I think this would make a fantastic retreat for those working for corporate America (been there, done that). I'm guessing that if you do this retreat following "Getting Unstuck",you will find productivity increasing. Mine has. --Peace.
I will listen to this one over and over as I do most of Pema's teachings. Each teaching has its own character and touches another part of the heart/mind to gently help us wake up. Pema is truly a secular teacher without axes to grind about other paths. All her speaking shares her personal struggles and wins and methods we can try to find our own way. She has been the single most important teacher in my life for the past 6 years and I am very happy to have her recordings. This is the full recording of a retreat and includes the guided sittings which, while short, are templates for your own way of approaching those things that distract you in your own sitting.
I took this cd set and a dozen others on a week long retreat, to listen to in my room every night. It ended up that this set was so much better than the others, that they were all I wanted to listen to. Pema Chodron is truly an inspirational speaker and just a joy to hear. I am now a big fan of hers and plan on buying every single cd she has ever made.
I enjoy Pema's teachings very much and have found that this CD offers a great deal of good and helpful instruction for living mindfully and with purpose. I recommend this CD to anyone who is familiar with Pema's teachings and for those who are looking for real-life guidance in their meditation practice and day-to-day living.