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Pema Chödrön: A Story about Fear

The student warrior stood on one side, and fear stood on the other. The warrior was feeling very small, and fear was looking big and wrathful. They both had their weapons.

April 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Anne Lamott: Notes on Hope

I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.

March 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Pema Chödrön: The Wisdom of No Escape

There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Interview with Pema Chodron

Bill Moyers interviews the legendary Buddhist teacher and author Pema Chodron. Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter’s School in … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

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