Have you ever had an itch and not scratched it? In the Buddhist tradition, this points to a vast paradox: that by refraining from our urge to "scratch," great peace and happiness is available. On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a valuable teaching that has become critical to her practice -- what in Tibetan is called shenpa. "An urge comes up, we succumb to it, and it becomes stronger," she teaches. "We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly." Here, Pema guides us through this "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. Join her to learn more about:
--Ways to unravel patterns of self-denigration, and develop a fundamental maitri (loving-kindness) toward yourself
--How to cultivate acceptance of your irritability, insecurities, and other human traits
--Recognizing, refraining, relaxing, and resolving: the four R's of working with shenpa.
On this full-length recording, Pema Chodron, bestselling author and beloved American Buddhist nun, gives us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, and shows us how to recognize shenpa, catch it as it appears, and activate the wisdom and confidence that lies beneath it with Getting Unstuck.
Three audio compact discs. Approximately 3.5 hours.