A Lion’s Roar Collector’s Edition Honoring Ani Pema Chödrön on Her 80th BirthdayJuly 2016 marked the 80th birthday of Pema Chödrön, one of America's most beloved Buddhist teachers. This special collector's edition, produced by Lion's Roar, is a celebration of her life and her teachings and is a collection of some of her best teachings and our favorite interviews with us. Her story, your stories, her conversations with others, and her transformative teachings are all here, in one magazine-styled publication, along with a new and exclusive interview with Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod at her home in Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The collector’s edition is 96 pages, perfect-bound on premium stock. It includes more than thirty photographs of Pema including eleven images paired with inspiring quotes for everyday living, featured images with her teachers, and the special “Making of Pema”— photos of her early life.
Inside our Pema Chödrön collector's edition
The Magic of Pema: A heartfelt appreciation by Buddhist teacher and friend Judy Lief
The Teachings of Pema Chödrön: A selection of her most profound and helpful Buddhist Teachings:
- Smile at Fear
- The Greatest Happiness
- 5 Reasons to Meditate
- How We Get Hooked (and How to Get Unhooked)
- How to Choose Peace
Plus three practices you can incorporate into your life:
- Three Conscious Breaths
- Touch the Present Momen
Our Exclusive Interview: An intimate discussion with Pema Chödrön by Lion's Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod
Becoming Pema: Journalist Lindsay Kyte tells Pema Chödrön's inspiring life story
Fascinating Conversations: Pema Chödrön shares wisdom and insight with some of today's leading spiritual and cultural figures: Jack Kornfield, Alice Walker, kd lang, and Sounds True founder Tami Simon
How Pema Changed My Life: First-person stories of how Pema Chödrön's teachings and example have helped people deal with the challenges of life
4 Keys to Waking up: Experience a Pema Chödrön program with Lion’s Roar’s Andrea Miller
"I just got my copy of the SPECIAL EDITION of Lion's Roar Magazine celebrating Pema's 80th birthday! It is FABULOUS! Filled with so many photos of Pema that I have never seen, stories, articles, quotes and heartfelt tributes. It is a wonderful read about how Pema became Pema. It is a keepsake, that's for sure! Thank you Lion's Roar for celebrating Pema's life in such an awesome way!"
Margie, Pema Chödrön Foundation Facebook Page Admin"The buzzword "keepsake" is all too often used to describe publications. However, this one is truly deserving of the name. Excellent, excellent work and a wonderful, inspirational tribute!"
An extract from “The Most Important Thing in lIfe: It’s simple and ordinary - but changes everything” a Pema Chödrön Teaching from the Lion's Roar collector's edition:
One of the most effective things we can do when we see the gathering storm of our habitual tendencies is the practice of pausing, or creating a gap. We stop and take three conscious breaths, and the world has a chance to open up to us in that gap. We allow space into our state of mind.Meditation practice itself is a way to create gaps. Every time you realize you are thinking and you let your thoughts go, you are creating a gap. Every time the breath goes out, you are creating a gap. If you don’t fill up your practice time with ... read more inside the publication
"Reading it cover to cover ... twice at least and probably more. I LOVE Pema Chodron and how she has affected my life and outlook on life."
An extract from “The Magic of Pema: A heartfelt appreciation by Buddhist teacher and friend Judy Lief
"There is a magical timeliness to Pema’s teaching. Although she is a nun, and steeped in a particular spiritual tradition, Pema’s approach is not mystical or esoteric."She is down to earth and meets people eye to eye. She is not a guru peddling false promises and she does not simply pacify people or make them feel comfortable. She presents the dharma straight and true in a way that connects to ordinary people. Pema knows who she is and where she is coming from, which inspires others to be more accepting of who they are. She does not pretend that life is easy, and she is a living example of the warmth and humor that can arise when we stop pretending otherwise." ... Read more inside the publication
—Buddhist teacher Judy Lief from the Introduction to our special publication honoring Pema Chödrön.
An extract from Pema Chödrön On How To Enjoy Life
The Collector’s Edition features an exclusive interview with Pema, conducted at her home, Gampo Abbey, in Nova Scotia. Read a preview of that conversation, in which Pema talks about what it means — and why it’s important — to enjoy our lives.
I notice there’s a sign in the entrance to Gampo Abbey that says “Enjoy Your Life.” We don’t usually think of that as a spiritual teaching, but as we noted in a recent issue of Lion’s Roar, enjoying your life is really a transformative practice. But it’s hard for many of us to do.
It’s a great sign to have in a Buddhist monastery. Right away, it presents a paradox: Aren’t you here to escape all that hedonism? Aren’t you here not to seek enjoyment from outer things? The answer is yes ... read more inside the publication.
"I too just received my copy of this commemorative book, and I find it brilliant."
— T. Voelker
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