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pema chodron

Happy Birthday, Pema Chodron! 12 Of Her Most Inspirational Quotes

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."

July 14 2015

10 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated This Winter

Sometimes I envy animals who hibernate. Curling up into a warm and cozy sleep until spring arrives, sounds appealing at times when life feels...

Kaia Roman
January 19 2015

Nothing Has To Be Too Big Of A Problem

One of the many boons of meditation is that it helps us take an interest in our life in a way that is curious and expansive, rather than seeing life’s...

Pema Chödrön
August 16 2013

How To Stop Making A Big Deal About Your Problems

Meditation teaches us how to let go. It’s actually a very important aspect of friendliness, which is that you train again and again in not making...

Pema Chödrön
May 6 2013

Change Your Life In 2 Seconds

One of the lines that I really like in Gaylon Ferguson’s book Natural Wakefulness is “Distraction is married to discontent.” You could test this out...

Pema Chödrön
May 1 2013

12 Ways To Turn Your Anxiety Into An Ally

What are you anxious about the most? Being alone? Going on a plane?

Cynthia Belmer
February 5 2013

4 Steps in Healing From Divorce

There is little as frightening and unsettling as having the ground pulled out from under your feet. While the reality of that is predominantly...

Derek Beres
September 5 2012

3 Steps to Creating Positive Change in Your Life

In my line(s) of work, I meet countless people trying to make changes in their lifestyle. Whether it be losing weight, working out more, eating a more...

Michelle Grim
May 25 2012

Pema Chodron: 3 Qualities to Nurture

"In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they...

May 7 2012

5 Steps to Living Peacefully When You Don't Like Your Circumstances

Immaculée Ilibagiza survived the Rwandan massacre by hiding in a tiny bathroom with 5 other women for 3 months. She not only survived, but also found...

Sarah Yost
April 16 2012

Pema Chodron: Be Open to What Scares You

"We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make...

February 20 2012

Pema Chodron: Make the Present Moment Your Friend

"Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. It is all we ever have, so we night as well work with it rather than struggling against it....

February 1 2012

Pema Chodron: Don't Let Negativity Get the Best of You

"Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish...

September 13 2011

To Protect or to Accept: A Buddhist response to Negativity

Before I begin, I want to say that I am thinking out loud here, using writing to help me think through a complicated issue. I have been practicing...

Alan Crawford
September 9 2011

How Compassion Becomes Real

"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well...

Jason Wachob
April 7 2011

Q & A with Ally Hamilton of Yogis Anonymous

In addition to teaching an incredible class, the mark of a great yoga teacher is the ability to lead and attract incredible talent to his or her...

Jason Wachob
February 24 2011