" When commodity is bothering you- a person is chivying you, a situation is prickly you, or physical pain is bothering you- you must work with your mind, and that's done through contemplation. Working with our mind is the only means through which we'll actually begin to feel happy and gratified with the world that we live in." ― Pema Chödrön Pema Chödrön is treasured around the world for her unique capability to transmit training and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American- born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book exploring in- depth what she considers the rudiments for a lifelong practice. further and further people are beginning to fete a profound inner craving for authenticity, connection, and aliveness. Contemplation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this hankering. This step- by- step companion shows compendiums how to actually meet and openly relate with the mind, embrace the wholeness of our experience, and live in a hearty way as we discover The basics of contemplation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an station of unconditional benevolence • The Seven Delights ― how moments of difficulty can come doorways to awakening and love • Shamatha( or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • studies and feelings as" sheer delight" rather of obstacles- in contemplation " I suppose eventually why we exercise is so that we can come fully loving people, and this is what the world needs," writes Pema Chödrön. How to Meditate is a long-overdue book from this wise schoolteacher to help each one of us in this righteous thing.