Monday, November 8, 2010

Contemplative Monday



Pema Chodron is a very wise human being. One feels this sense of well-being when in the same room as her.




We were very fortunate  to  have attended  one of her teachings last year in Halifax.




She has a great sense of humour and yet has this profound, yet simple, outlook on what life is....... while looking at it 'square in the face'.






“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron





13 comments:

  1. How lucky to be able to see and hear her in person! I don't think she's ever come to Edmonton, LOL!

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  2. It is so true that our reactions to what happens is what matters. I have worked on this since I went to the Krishnamurti talks in Ojai for about 10 years in the 1970s-80s. Since then I have sought other spiritual teachings over the years. In solitude here I'm doing so well. In the crowded "real" life, I continue to need a lot of work and reminders.It's a life-long journey and it may be the journey that matters ultimately.--Inger

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  3. The photos made me speechless -- they are gorgeous beyond belief.--Inger

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  4. There is so much power in positve thinking. Hope you're having a great day! bobbi and gracie

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  5. jim
    you really ought to publish a book of your photographs! you really should

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  6. I do not know this person. Good sense though!

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  7. That's true. Beautiful pictures and Header Pic.

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  8. A book of photos and inspirational sayings is a fabulous idea! I have gone back and looked at the full moon maple photos many times.

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  9. StIunning.
    I would buy a print of this. Stunning.

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  10. i have not heard of her before... but i like her statements... i will have to look her up. my musical son christophe likes some of the musicians you have mentioned in your blog... specially the piano one and i cant remember the name...

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  11. I love her teachings/writings and have been so blessed by her. How fortunate you are to have been taught by her! I thank God that I had read some of her writings (& Richard Rohr's) before Katie was diagnosed with cancer. I don't know how I would have been able to take that journey without some of that wisdom. "When Things Fall Apart" and "Radical Grace" were among those teachings that helped me through. So glad that we share this foundational support.

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