4 talks by Pema Chödrön plus meditations and shamatha yoga on 4 DVDs.Developing unconditional friendship with ourselves, we learn to abide with our own energy and overcome fear of that which is unfamiliar. Doing so, we also see our "sameness" with others, that we are all in the same boat. Practicing this further, we develop the unconditional ability to stand in others' shoes, not causing harm, and opening our hearts for others. Tim Olmsted, director of The Pema Chödrön Foundation, also gives excellent talks presenting the view of calm abiding meditation, the ground for these open-hearted teachings by Pema Chödrön.
Talk 1: Trusting in Basic Goodness. Meditation #1 - Tim Olmsted: Clarifying the View. Talk 2: Humanizing Our World. Meditation #2 - Tim Olmsted: The Natural Expression of Thought Talk 3: Working with the "Siren Call" of Habit. Meditation #3 - Tim Olmsted: The Abiding Nature of Mind. Talk 4: One World Family.
You can also purchase single talks from this set
(or view their descriptions).
Artfully produced with two cameras by Robert Zimmerman, sangha videographer, the picture quality is excellent. The sound quality is very good, for the most part. You may view and listen to samples below:
YouTube exerpt from talk 2, good sound quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IraiVr6ieA
YouTube exerpt from talk 4, average sound quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tp4XMlQqXQ