59 beautifully designed cards on the classic Buddhist practice of "lojong" for everyday inspiration and contemplation--with instructive commentaries by Pema Chodron to make the teachings accessible and applicable to contemporary life. Originally appearing in "The Compassion Box," 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."
PEMA CHODRON is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of renowned Tibetan meditation master Chogyam 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.""