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  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 82

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A funny Buddhist

  • By Pamela on 20-01-10

A grandmother speaks wisdom

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-10

In this open and accessible talk by Pema Chodron, she comes across as grandmotherly and gently. As I listen I can imagine a twinkle in her eye as she speaks of her own experience and instructs on how to deal with issues common to all.
To anyone that has taken time to pause and reflect on their daily interactions, it's hilarious.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Pema Chodron Audio Collection

  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

Pema Chodron, one of the West's most beloved teachers of Buddhism, makes the Tibetan vajrayana tradition accessible in today's world. Now three of her most popular teachings are available in one audiobook set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A practice for life!

  • By F on 02-08-15

Engaging and educational

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-10

Whether you are looking for techniques to practice, background information on Buddhist tradition or just an engaging listen, for 7 hours worth of all three this is a good investment and you are sure to find something of value here.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Positive Attitude, Positive Life

  • Hypnosis to Cultivate an Optimistic Outlook
  • By: Maggie Staiger
  • Narrated by: Maggie Staiger
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

This focused hypnosis program was created by long-time hypnotist Maggie Staiger for those who wish to cultivate a positive attitude, and in this way achieve a more joyful life. By focusing one's attention onto the rewarding aspects of life, the same way you might choose where to focus a camera, any individual can overcome negative assumptions, and find inside themselves an optimistic outlook.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible on every level

  • By Jason on 12-04-10

Terrible on every level

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-10

If you are used to professionally produced hypnotherapy recordings like those by Paul McKenna or Glenn Harrold, or if you understand the structure of language and how to put someone into trance, you will be disappointed with this recording by Maggie Staiger.
The recording is low quality, the script is poor, and the voice production is not particularly skilled.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Plum Village Meditations

  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Jina van Hengel
  • Narrated by: Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Jina van Hengel
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Join in meditations developed at one of the world's great meditation centers and gain ideal support for a daily mindfulness practice. Here are 4 authentic meditations from Plum Village, the celebrated Zen sanctuary and peace center founded by Thich Nhat Hanh in southern France. Hanh is a meditation master who Thomas Merton has described as "the Zen monk who sees beyond life and death." These inspiring guided meditations teach conscious breathing for calming the mind and cultivating joy, body appreciation and attunement practice, and how to transform your anger into seeds of kindness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good for relaxing, a realistic meditation guide

  • By Caroline on 13-12-13

It's just a gong

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-10

It's just a gong. Really...

1 of 5 people found this review helpful