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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Sounds True Inc.,U.S.; Com/Cdr edition (1 Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591792304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591792307
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 19.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,700,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Mar 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
If you are ready to hear what Pema has to say this tape series can change your life.Pema presents her information in clear and easy to understand terms.I believe she instructs us to confront reality than follow with a "chaser" of compassion.This method keeps your self-discovery from overwhelming you and keeping you from continuing.Actually Pema uses the word friendliness to discribe how we must approach this self-understanding.At first I thought that was such a wimpy term-'friendly'.It turns out if you can muster up friendliness for yourself when you begin to uncover your self you will be doing well indeed. Thank you Pema.
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Superb presentation of many basic Vajrayana practices 8 Jan 2005
By Neal J. Pollock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
After having enjoyed Pema Chodron's wonderful video set "Good Medicine" (6305642842), Her "Noble Heart" set of 6 cassettes was greatly enhanced. I could picture her orchestrating this retreat at her Monastery in Eastern Canada. That is exactly how this tape set is arranged. She provides an enjoyable, enthusiastic lecture with examples, stories, personal experiences, input from her Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, etc. For each of the 12 segments (sides of cassettes) she also includes meditations and visualizations as appropriate. Topics include:

1. Bodhichitta Practice--ego, 3 noble principles, etc.

2. cultivating friendliness through meditation--posture, calm abiding (shamatha), working with thoughts, non-grasping mind...

3. developing inner strength/trust--experiencing reality, the 4 limitless ones (loving kindness, compassion, joy, & equanimity, materialism...

4. The Practice of Maitri (loving kindness)--the roots of suffering and happiness, ignorance, etc. Great presentation on Maitri practice!

5. Compassion practice--your "soft spot," ego's weaknesses, addiction and obsession, dualistic thinking, far & near enemies of practice, pity/overwhelm/forgiveness

6. Unlimited joy & equanimity--stages of practice, openness, melting practice, big sky mind, etc.

7. Tonglen (sending & receiving)--shunyata--openness of being, awakening Bodhichitta, stages of tonglen practice, dissolving the armor of self-protection, etc.

8. Meditation & wisdom--post-meditation, purity, categories of meditation, prajna (wisdom/understanding), etc.

9. Generosity, discipline, & patience--categories of them, undoing deep-seated patterns, antidote to aggression, etc.

10. Joyful exertion--the nondual paramitas, contemplation, exertion, nonduality, etc.

11. Shunyata Meditation--groundlessness, nature of mind, opening mind, contemplating equanimity, nongrasping, etc.

12. Bodhichitta to the world--connectedness, limitless compassion, dissolving barriers, the Dharmic habit, Bodhichitta slogans (only touched on here--see her "Start Where You Are" for this).

Overall, it's almost like being there. A wonderful experience. She covers lots of ground in her easygoing, warm, and wise style that balances theory with practice. A gem.
45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
A life changing listen 14 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
If you are ready to hear what Pema has to say this tape series can change your life.Pema presents her information in clear and easy to understand terms.I believe she instructs us to confront reality than follow with a "chaser" of compassion.This method keeps your self-discovery from overwhelming you and keeping you from continuing.Actually Pema uses the word friendliness to discribe how we must approach this self-understanding.At first I thought that was such a wimpy term-'friendly'.It turns out if you can muster up friendliness for yourself when you begin to uncover your self you will be doing well indeed. Thank you Pema.
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This is a spiritual gem. 12 May 2009
By David M. Hazard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I heard this teaching series when it first came out and was stunned. I'd been an Evangelical Christian -- but was dying inside for lack of real spiritual teaching. By which I mean, teaching that truly instructs you how to have an interior life. I listened to Pema Chodron's simple, clear instructions, and began using her methods, and was amazed at how both my inner life and outer behavior began to change for the better. I even used the meditation practices during physical workouts, and they enhanced my performance to the degree that I became a marathon runner and even a one-time Iron Man.

I now use many of the spiritual practices suggested in this lengthy teaching series in the lifeskill-training business I've created, to enhance the personal growth and advancement of others.

I can truly report: The teaching in this series is A+++ .

I understand why many Christians -- the late Thomas Merton, for instance -- have worked to create a bridge to help connect Western and Eastern spiritualities. If you are a Christian, do not be hesitant to buy this product and use it to enhance your spiritual life. Personally, I have used Pema's teachings for over 20 years now, and the teachings have revolutionized my mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
great spiritual help 25 July 2008
By J. Siddique - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've been a buddhist for 30 years and I only in recent times really felt I was really touching something deeper, previously I guess I liked the ritual, meditation, the spirit and the sense of order I got from it, but when I came across Pema Chodron it was like tuning into a clearer frequency. These cds are a retreat which runs over 12 days for you to do at home. it has all of her trademark insight, simplicity whilst talking about the big stuff, and humour.. it is a brilliant set.

the only draw back is I live in UK where this is not available, and UK customs decided to charge me a $26 levy for importing it on top of the cost of the item and postage, which really was not welcome... so watch out if you are buying this for use in UK..
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
An enduring Buddhist spirituality for a new generation 6 April 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
Pema Chodron is a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. Noble Heart: A Self-guided Retreat On Befriending Your Obstacles is a profound audiobook narration in which Pema Chodron guides her listeners into an awakening their compassion, an appreciation for the beauty of vulnerability as a spiritual resource, the realization of strength that comes only through embracing the pain of experience, the treasured teachings of the six paramitas that offer the Buddha's own guide to the journey of enlightenment, and so much more. Noble Heart is an dedicated and recommended contribution to contemporary Buddhist Studies collections and offers students of Buddhism and practitioners of Buddhist philosophies and lifestyles a transforming and profound exploration of an enduring Buddhist spirituality for a new generation.
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