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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (594 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:
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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 by 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 by 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! "

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      " 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. "

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