Pema Chodron: You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 20, 2011
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Don’t Move that Lamp!

Want to see into the future? Look at your present. This is an excerpt from Pema Chodron’s October 2011 weekend retreat, “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change”. From Pema Chodron’s archivists, Great Path. Item 165, talk 3 called “More Patience: Training in the Charnel Ground”. The actual DVD picture is much sharper than this youtube clip.


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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