Getting Unstuck [Audiobook] [Audio CD]
Pema Chodron (Author)
The author here gives us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, and shows us how to recognize "shenpa." She guides us through the sticky feeling - exploring the moments when we get hooked - and offers us a look at the freedom available when we uncover "shenpa," and work with it intelligently and compassionately.
An urge comes up, we succumb to it, and it becomes stronger. We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly. Pema Chödrön guides us through this "sticky feeling" and offers us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, soften our hearts toward others, and ourselves and live a more peaceful life in the fullness of the present moment.
About the Author
Pema Chödrön is an American bhikshuni, or Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. Since her ordination in 1974, Ane Pema ("Ane" is a Tibetan honorific for a nun) has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is the director of Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. Pema Chödrön is also an acharya (master teacher) in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.