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Perfect Just as You Are

Buddhist Practices on the Four Limitless Ones--Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity

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Published by: Shambhala Audio

On Sale: October 13, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59030-628-4
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Spiritual practice, Pema Chödrön teaches, has nothing to do with self-improvement, since, as the course’s title claims, you’re already perfect right now. The limitless qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity are your deep-down, ultimate reality, and those are qualities that can’t be improved upon. If you’re not feeling particularly kind, compassionate, joyful, or equanimous at the moment, take heart: the Four Limitless Ones are there like seeds, waiting to be cultivated through practice—and, being limitless, they’re rich enough to be worked with for a lifetime.  This intensive program of study and practice provides the tools you need to access these radiant states and to nurture their growth for sake of all beings, including yourself.  Here’s some of what you’ll learn:


How cultivating the Four Limitless Ones is the antidote to depression, irritation, and isolation

Basic meditation instructions to get you started in the foundational practice

A wealth of guided meditations for generating these radiant qualities to yourself, others, and the world

Writing and reflection exercises to bring the Four Limitless Ones powerfully  into real life

A simple chant you can use to create love and good will around yourself

Powerful on-the-spot practices you can use throughout the day, even when there’s “no time to practice”

Do the program at your own pace. It fits perfectly with any other kind of meditation you’re doing. And since no previous knowledge of Buddhism is required, it’s also ideal for those new to spiritual practice.  After you’ve completed the material in Perfect Just as You Are, you’ll want to listen to it again periodically–any time you need a refresher course in compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, and joy.  

8 CDs, 8 hours.
Pema Chodron

About Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron - Perfect Just as You Are
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and one of the foremost students of Chögyam Trungpa, the renowned meditation master. She is the author of The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, and The Places That Scare You, and she is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners.


“Pema Chödrön is wonderfully articulate. Her compassion makes her reflections all the more compelling.”—Audiofile

“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

“Pema’s deep experience and her fresh way of looking at things are like mountain water—clear and refreshing, as good dharma should be.”—Jack Kornfield

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