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Book Title: From Fear to Fearlessness: Teachings on the Four Great Catalysts of Awakening|
ISBN 13: 9781591791089
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The author of the book: Pema Chödrön
Edition: Sounds True
Date of issue: September 1st 2003
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Where will we look when we are afraid? How do we find strength? In what can we place our trust? According to Tibetan Buddhism, the noble aspirations known as "The Four Great Catalysts of Awakening" are waiting to help us cultivate strength and openness in any situation. From Fear to Fearlessness brings you into the company of beloved teacher Pema ChAdrAn to discover these four "immeasurables"-maitri (loving-kindness), compassion, joy, and equanimity. By practicing them, you will begin to experience a supreme steadfastness and peace independent of conditions. Join the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart to learn: How self-acceptance overcomes the judging mind * Using honesty as a conduit to the parts of ourselves that need kindness and love the most * Maitri: the meditation practice that multiplies love, and more.
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Read information about the authorAni Pema Chödrön (Deirdre Blomfield-Brown) is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, closely associated with the Kagyu school and the Shambhala lineage.
She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.
While in her mid-thirties, she traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years. She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to England at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.
Ani Pema first met her root guru, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1972. Lama Chime encouraged her to work with Trungpa, and it was with him that she ultimately made her most profound connection, studying with him from 1974 until his death in 1987. 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 served as the director of the Karma Dzong, in Boulder, CO, until moving in 1984 to rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to be the director of Gampo Abbey. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave her explicit instructions on establishing this monastery for western monks and nuns.
Ani Pema currently teaches in the United States and Canada and plans for an increased amount of time in solitary retreat under the guidance of Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.