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Pema Chodron's 2013 Teaching Schedule: Click Here
____________________________________________________________New! 2013 Teachings from Pema Chodron:
The Four Marks of Existence. 7 talks. The Four Marks of Existence are impermanence, egolessness, suffering, and peace. These four facts of life are doorways to unconditional, open-ended, unfixated truth, and are essential to the teachings of the Buddha. In these teachings by Pema Chodron, the ground is basic goodness, the path is training in warriorship, and the fruition is how we can impact society based on such understanding and practice. Gampo Abbey, December 2012-February 2013.
Audio CD set: 177CD or MP3 CD: 177MP or MP3 download 177DL. DVDs now available! 177DVD.
Listen to an audio sample from talk 2 here: LISTEN
The Latest Offerings from the Archives:
Widening the Circle of Compassion. 5 talks. This classic set is on the four limitless
qualities, the aspiration practices of limitless maitri / lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. It's a
practical guide to mixing such practice with every aspect of life, on the meditation cushion and off. Recorded at
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, May 1998.
Audio CD set: 173CD or MP3 CD: 173MP or MP3 download: 173DL.
Also talk 2, Meditation is Not About Feeling Good is now available on DVD: 70DVD
Turning Toward Enlightenment: The Three Vows. Now available on DVD. Recorded at Gampo Abbey Jan.-Feb. 2009. 6 talks plus guided meditation and tonglen on 7 DVDs: 144DVD
Awakening Bodhicitta: Training in the Six Paramitas. 5 talks. In this retreat on the training of a bodhisattva, Pema Chodron focuses on how to practice "action bodhicitta," the six paramitas of transcendental generosity, discipline, patience, joyful exertion, meditation and wisdom. Recorded at Lyndon State College, VT, July 1999.
Audio CD set: 168CD or MP3 CD: 168MP or MP3 download: 168DL or DVD set: 168DVD
We are Robert and Jill Walker, Pema Chödrön's archivists (dba Great Path) and are very happy to make Pema Chödrön's audio and video teachings available to you. Great Path is the direct and most comprehensive source for obtaining Pema Chödrön's recorded teachings. On this site, you will find recordings of live teaching programs in the form of regular audio CDs, CDs with condensed audio MP3 files, MP3 downloads, DVD-R video, and even some audiocassettes. In addition to books and teachings by Pema Chödrön, we provide a selection of complementary books, audio, and video by a few other great teachers.
Great Path is affiliated with The Pema Chödrön Foundation and Pema Chödrön's monastery, Gampo Abbey. A percentage of proceeds from sales goes to the Pema Chödrön Foundation, which supports Gampo Abbey and the legacy of Ani Pema's teachings. We also work closely with Sounds True and Shambhala Publications, and sell their edited versions of Pema Chödrön's audio and video teachings which they produce.
Pema Chödrön is a student of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, and was asked to teach by her teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The current lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, appointed her to the position of Gampo Acharya (master teacher) in the Shambhala Buddhist organization. She has also studied closely with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, as well as a number of other great Tibetan Buddhist teachers and teachers of other Buddhist lineages.
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