Embrace the full spectrum of your experience with unconditional friendliness
- Allow your emotions to become your teachers
- Welcome all your thoughts—even the ones you don’t like
Choose gentle self-acceptance over harsh judgment
Joining Sounds True classes are always wonderful. It always gives you something to take away with you, even if it sometimes only clicks a few days, weeks later. Sometimes I am walking the dog and it clicks. You know this feeling, Aha! This is one of those courses. Do you know Pema Chodron?
Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. Starting her adult life as a mother and schoolteacher, Pema’s spiritual journey began when she first discovered Tibetan Buddhism and met her root guru, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1972. At the request of the Sixteenth Karmapa, she received the full bikshuni ordination in the Chinese lineage of Buddhism in 1981 in Hong Kong.
Ani Pema currently teaches in the United States and Canada, and studies under the guidance of Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is also a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the oldest son and lineage holder of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She has written several books: The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, When Things Fall Apart, How to Meditate, and Living Beautifully.
You will not regret this time spend! Let me know what you think as well, I love chatting about these classes.