Pema Chödrön: Compassion Cards
Pema Chödrön's Compassion Cards: Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life contains 59 beautifully designed cards on the classic Buddhist practice of lojong for everyday inspiration and contemplation--with instructive commentaries by Pema Chödrön to make the teachings accessible and applicable to contemporary life.
Originally appearing as part of The Compassion Box by Pema, the lojong cards featured in this boxed set have been used and cherished by many Buddhist practitioners and spiritual seekers of all sorts for years. Lojong is a classic set of Buddhist teachings or slogans from the Tibetan tradition for cultivating positive qualities in one's life, such as compassion, fearlessness, altruism, and happiness. And interest in this practice has been growing--originally popularized in the West with such books as Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness and Start Where You Are. In this card set, Pema's commentaries on the reverse of each card offer her uniquely accessible insights on how to make the teachings really workable in one's life.
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and one of the foremost students of Chögyam Trungpa, the renowned meditation teacher. She is the author of The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, and The Places That Scare You, and she is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners.