59 beautifully designed cards on the classic Buddhist practice of lojong for everyday inspiration and contemplation—with instructive commentaries by Pema Chödrön to make the teachings accessible and applicable to contemporary life.
Originally appearing in The Compassion Box by Pema, the lojong cards featured in this boxed set have been used and cherished by many Buddhist practitioners and spiritual seekers of all sorts for years. Now these popular cards are available in a stand-alone format, priced to appeal to gift givers and impulse buyers. Lojong is a classic set of Buddhist teachings or slogans from the Tibetan tradition for cultivating positive qualities in one’s life, such as compassion, fearlessness, altruism, and happiness. And interest in this practice has been growing—originally popularized in the West with such books as Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness and Start Where You Are. In this card set, Pema’s commentaries on the reverse of each card offer her uniquely accessible insights on how to make the teachings really workable in one’s life. It will make for a perfect gift to anyone seeking spiritual inspiration, both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
“Perhaps what makes Pema’s message resonate so strongly with people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path, is its universality.”—O, The Oprah Magazine
“As one of Pema Chödrön’s grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart.”—Alice Walker
About the Author:
PEMA CHÖDRÖN is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of renowned Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don’t Bite the Hook.