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Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

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Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

And Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness [With CD]

By Pema Chodron; Nalanda Translation Committee (Translator)

Shambhala Publications, Hardcover, 9781590304600, 129pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2007

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Description
For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have relied on a collection of fifty-nine pith teachings (called "lojong "in Tibetan) to help them develop wisdom and compassion amid the challenges of daily living. In this book Pema Chodron introduces these transformative teachings and offers guidance on how to make them part of our everyday lives.
The "lojong "teachings include: "Always maintain only a joyful mind," "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Don't be so predictable," and "Be grateful to everyone." Each slogan is followed by Pema Chodron's accessible and succinct commentary on how to understand and apply it.
This book also features a forty-five-minute audio program entitled "Opening the Heart," in which Pema Chodron offers in-depth instruction on "tonglen "meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.


About the Author
Pema ChOdrOn is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of ChOgyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling "When Things Fall Apart "and "Don't Bite the Hook."
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