Pema Chödrön's "The Compassion Book & Compassion Cards Set"
This two-item set contains Pema Chödrön's Compassion Cards: Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life and The Compassion Book: Teachings for Awakening the Heart.
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 in 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.
The Compassion Book is a redesigned reissue of Pema Chödrön's Always Maintain a Joyful Mind--featuring everyday inspiration drawn from the classic Buddhist practice of lojong and instructive commentaries by Pema for making the lojong teachings a practical part of everyday life.
This uniquely accessible presentation of lojong, one of Tibetan Buddhism's most renowned practices, gets at the heart of compassion as only Pema Chödrön can. Featuring the 59 pithy lojong slogans and Pema's commentary for everyday practice on each facing page, The Compassion Book will serve as a go-to handbook for anyone seeking to instill more love and joy in their lives. In addition, the book will offer readers access to a 45-minute audio download on the related meditation practice of tonglen ("sending and taking") taught by Pema.
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.