As an ordained nun in the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana tradition, Pema Chodron inspires with her day to day wisdom.
Amber Lotus has created two calendars in her honor: a wall calendar and an engagement planner or date book. Both are beautifully done and the inspirational and uplifting quotes from Pema’s books, which are designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness within the challenges of daily life. These insightful quotes are paired with beautifully evocative and meditative nature photography by Frans Lanting.
Pema Chodron Hardcover Engagement Calendar
Pema Chodron is a best-selling author and a leading teacher of meditation and how it applies to everyday life. This Pema Chodron: Awakening the Heart Planner features selections from her book Taking the Leap, which aims at helping us cultivate compassion, courage and awareness within the challenges of daily life.
The Planner has a hard cover with wire binding, so it is easily laid flat. It has 52 week at a glance pages plus month and year at a glance calendars, 12 full-color images, extra lined note pages and an interior pocket. The elastic band closure keeps it all secure.
The Pema Chodron: Awakening the Heart Wall Calendar features quotes from Chodron’s book Taking the Leap, which is designed to help us cultivate compassion, courage and awareness within the challenges of daily life. These insightful quotes are paired with beautifully evocative and meditative nature photography.
Present Moment: Embracing the Fullness of Life – a Wall Calendar
A lovely calendar that shares the wisdom of the worlds traditions from several people including Pema Chodron. Other inspirational messages come from Ram Dass, Mark Nepo, Shiva Rea, Eckhart Tolle, Howard Thurman and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Matched with lovely photography this wall calendar will be a delight to refer to each day.
Pema Chodron is well known for her ability to translate Tibetan Buddhism into every day life. Taking her examples from the common occurrences of life, her teachings bring the essence of Vajrayana (Tantric) Buddhism home.
Pema Chodron (formerly known as Deirdre Blomfield-Brown) is an ordained Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition, and a teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa. Her strength as a Buddhist teacher is the ability to apply Buddhist teachings to everyday life.
A prolific author, she has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is resident teacher of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Published by Amber Lotus, the Pema Chodron: Awakening the Heart date book features inspiring quotes from Pema’s book The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics), which is designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness within the challenges of daily life. These uplifting quotes are paired with beautiful nature photographs.
The job of a spiritual teacher in Vajrayana Buddhism
Spiritual practices heighten your neuroses, so you learn to see your hooks, where you get stuck. So that you get to face your blind spots. If you really want liberation, you need people around that provoke you into activating your neuroses.
Gurdjieff was a spiritual teacher who had a community in France. There was one person lived there who nobody liked, because he was always grouchy. Gurdjieff had people do meaningless tasks. One day that man left angry at the meaningless task he was asked to do. Gurdijeff followed him and brought him back. A boy asked why he brought the man back – Gurdjieff said: this is a secret, but I pay that man to be here…