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Every winter Pema Chödrön leads a retreat for the thirty residents of Gampo Abbey, her home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The Making Friends with Yourself: Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment self-study course from Shambhala Publications offers a special opportunity to be a part of one of these retreats.
Join Pema in this intimate setting as she explores, in her usual down-to-earth and practical way, the Buddhist teachings that get to the heart of how our sense of self develops and functions. We'll learn about the five skandhas--the elements that come together to form our experience of the self--as well as the twelve nidanas--the links of dependent origination that describe how the sense of self cycles from birth to death in every moment, creating habits of reactivity that hook us and cause us pain.
Presenting long-established teachings in a way that is fresh and accessible, Pema shows how we can transcend the negative patterns and attachments that are at the root of our suffering. Having seen through the self, we can live with limitless joy, wisdom, and compassion toward ourselves and all beings.
Course Materials include:
- Six two-hour video talks by Pema recorded at Gampo Abbey
- Instructional videos on shamatha meditation and open-presence meditation, taught by two of Pema?s senior students
- Recommended reading list, practices, and contemplations to help you make the teachings a part of your everyday life
- Unlimited access on your computer, mobile device, or tablet?learn at your own pace wherever and whenever works best for you
- Read here about Bonus materials.
Shambhala Publications has long been one of the premier publishers of dharma and spiritual books in the West. From simple beginnings in Berkeley at the height of the sixties counterculture, Shambhala Publications went on to become one of the most respected publishers of the most important books in the spiritual landscape. Their landmark titles include Meditation in Action by Chogyam Trungpa, The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi, Edward Espe Brown's Tassajara Bread Book, Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics, best selling translations of the Art of War, Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones, Pema Chödrön's When Things Fall Apart, and Suzuki Roshi's classic, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
Shambhala Publications publishes books that present creative and conscious ways of transforming the individual, the society, and the planet. It presents dharma expressed beyond the meditation cushion, in everyday activities and all spheres of human endeavor, including psychology and the sciences, the arts and creativity, business and economics, and health and healing.
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