- Audio CD: 3 pages
- Publisher: Sounds True Inc; Unabridged edition (30 November 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159179238X
- ISBN-13: 978-1591792383
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 14 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,68,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Getting Unstuck Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.
While in her mid-thirties, Ani Pema traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years. She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to Scotland at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.
Pema first met her root guru, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1972. Lama Chime encouraged her to work with Rinpoche, and it was with him that she ultimately made her most profound connection, studying with him from 1974 until his death in 1987. At the request of the Sixteenth Karmapa, she received the full bikshuni ordination in the Chinese lineage of Buddhism in 1981 in Hong Kong.
Ani Pema served as the director of Karma Dzong in Boulder, Colorado until moving in 1984 to rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to be the director of Gampo Abbey. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave her explicit instructions on establishing this monastery for western monks and nuns.
Ani Pema currently teaches in the United States and Canada and plans for an increased amount of time in solitary retreat under the guidance of Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is also a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the oldest son and lineage holder of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Ani Pema is interested in helping establish Tibetan Buddhist monasticism in the West, as well as continuing her work with western Buddhists of all traditions, sharing ideas and teachings. Her non-profit, The Pema Chödrön Foundation, was set up to assist in this purpose.
She has written several books: The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, When Things Fall Apart, The Places that Scare You, No Time To Lose, Practicing Peace in Times of War, How to Meditate, and Living Beautifully. All are available from Shambhala Publications and Sounds True.
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Like Ms. Clark, I found Pema's voice soothing and he words insightful. An unexpected bonus was that she has a great sense of humor.
Pema gives credit to her teacher Dzigar Kongtual and introduces the Tibetan words and concepts of shenpa, prajna, and shenluk or renunciation. Shenpa is an uneasy feeling--that "sticky feeling"--that leads us to seek temporary relief--"getting hooked"--that is harmful to our health in the long-run. Chodron provides an analogy of scabies and scratching. The uneasy feeling is to scabies as scratching is to temporary relief. The result is the spread of scabies and no long-term relief. A real life example is using alcohol, food, or some other thing as a temporary relief to some other uneasiness in one's life to the point of an addiction that is unhealthy. Prajna on the other hand is the wisdom or openness to clearly see both the uneasy feeling and the connected habituation for what they really are. Shenluk or renunciation is the act of refraining or in the analogy above to stop scratching so that Prajna becomes more powerful than shenpa or as the title of the CD suggests, the act of "Getting Unstuck."
I enjoyed this set of CD's and have already begun listening to another set of CD's by Pema Chodron titled The Pema Chodron Audio Collection: Pure Meditation:Good Medicine:From Fear to Fearlessness.
Thanks Carol M. Clark for the tip about Pema Chodron's powerful CD's. I found them powerful, enjoyable and enlightening. I am sure that others will too.