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4.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pema Chodron Narrator: Pema Chodron Publisher: Sounds True Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Have you ever had an itch, and not scratched it? In the Buddhist tradition, this points to a vast paradox: that by refraining from our urge to scratch, great peace and happiness is available. On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a pre-emotional feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at both the itch and the scratch: what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

On this new, full-length recording, Pema Chodron, best-selling author and beloved American Buddhist nun, shows us how to recognize shenpa, catch it as it appears, and develop a playful, lively curiosity toward it. Join Pema Chodron to discover more about:

  • Critical mind: how to recognize this fundamental shenpa, and approach yourself and others with a sense of humor and loving-kindness
  • Ways to unravel the patterns of self-denigration, and develop the fundamental maitri, loving-kindness, toward yourself
  • How to cultivate acceptance of your irritability, insecurities, and other simply human traits
  • Recognition, Refrain, Relaxing, and Resolve: the four R's of working with shenpa, and more

    An urge comes up, we succumb to it, and it becomes stronger, teaches Pema Chodron. We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving into them repeatedly. On Getting Unstuck, Chodron guides us through this sticky feeling, exploring the moments when we get hooked, and offers us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, soften our hearts toward ourselves and others, and live a more peaceful life in the fullness of the present moment. Download and start listening now!

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    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/10/2014

      " Audio edition from library. Like a lecture on how we get triggered by people and/or circumstances to react and how to be aware of all that and teach yourself to not react. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janele | 1/31/2014

      " Great ideas here. I love her thoughts about the movie "A Beautiful Mind". Totally resonated with it. In fact when I saw the movie the first time I was in Hawaii (2010) and I cried. I cried again as she shared her thoughts because they were so close to my own. Amazing! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Bivona | 1/19/2014

      " very good dharma "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 12/22/2013

      " This is a great set of CD's if you are struggling with anything in your personal life. I have listened to it over and over again. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 12/18/2013

      " Very down to earth and funny teachings on being engaged in the difficult times. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 12/13/2013

      " Vague instructions on how do deal with shenpas - that feeling just before emotion hits which causes you to succumb to your addictive or destructive behavior. Can be summed up by saying - come back to your breath - or breathe deeply and think about what's going on before you act. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/9/2013

      " Read again...... So helpful..... "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/2/2013

      " it's always nice to get a fresh dose of Pema and hear her motivating thoughts & gentle voice - love to listen to her on CD. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja Reid | 11/28/2013

      " I love Pema Chodron's writings, and so was excited to see that I could get an audio book of hers from the library. She's a great speaker - in fact, many of her books are transcribed talks. As with all of her writings, she explains aspects of meditation practice drawn from her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Getting Unstuck explores "not itching the scratch", and just sitting with what that feels like. Her point is that we run away from discomfort, be it emotional or physical, and that we reinforce the pattern of avoidance. But what would it be like to stay and experience what it is like to simply be uncomfortable? This is a 3 CD set that goes by veru quickly. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/4/2013

      " Once again, Pema Chodran has spoken to my heart. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 10/11/2013

      " This is one of the most valuable books I've read in terms of really learning how to work with negative attitudes and emotions. Pema Chodron is funny and warm and never preachy, and this audiobook presents her at her funniest. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cult | 9/29/2013

      " Loved her When Things Fall Apart, was life changing. Start Where You Are wonderful, and so was this title. My recommendation is to read Start Where You Are, then Unstuck, then Fall Apart in that order. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 8/7/2013

      " S-H-E-N (as in nutjob)-P-A "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 7/27/2013

      " Pema Chodron's talks are always soul-soothing. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 7/11/2013

      " Pema is so wonderful to listen to. SHe manages to convey kindness & humor & wisdom. This title was particularly helpful for giving a name to that edgy feeling we all want to avoid. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 5/30/2013

      " Actually I'm listening to the audio taped talks of Pema teaching on this subject. She's always good medicine. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Romy | 2/20/2012

      " Pema is a gift. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Sanders | 8/22/2011

      " Awesome CD! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri Byrd | 4/22/2011

      " Priceless advice, especially when the chips are down and the stakes are high. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridgette Bissonnette | 4/12/2011

      " I've have this on my ipod since 2005... and needless to say it hasn't gotten old yet. She's wise and totally down to earth. It's such a good reminder for not engaging the thoughts that keep us caught up in BS, and to be good to ourselves. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa Winter | 12/29/2009

      " Yup. It's all here. Don't bite the hook. Just look at it and let it go. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen McCready | 6/13/2009

      " I didn't read this one - I had it read to me bc I got the audiobook. Definitely worth it. Pema's speech is so genuine & helps me focus. I've listened to this many times - sometimes all the way through, sometimes a piece at a time - & I always feel more relaxed. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/13/2009

      " Pema has a voice that is very easy to listen to. This Audio will make you think, laugh, and cry. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/20/2008

      " Twice divorced, the author turned to Buddhism and became a nun - her American cultural background resonates with me! I related to her discourse in ways that would otherwise be missing from someone with an Indian accent, lol! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 11/30/2007

      " Inspiring, thought provoking...I see my shenpa! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/1/2007

      " Listening to this book - actually a collection of lectures. She's a good speaker - she can be light and funny while talking about pain. She's honest about her own faults, which is encouraging. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean Massalsky | 5/9/2007

      " A crucial book for me at a crucial point in life. Buddhist ideals with grass roots delivery. Everyone should read one Pema book. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 12/5/2005

      " Read or listen to any of Pema's books. Full of humor and insight while teaching buddhist practices. "

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