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Sounds True’s Freedom to Choose Something Different, Part 1

Pema Chodron on How to Transform Your Life and Find Lasting Peace and Happiness
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 49m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

This course by renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and writer, Pema Chodron, is designed to help you break free of old habits and negative patterns.

These lessons will assist you in accessing your ability to make better choices in your daily life.

You’ll understand not only what it means to be hooked to old patterns and habits, but also how you can go beyond them.

If you’ve been struggling with reacting in less than ideal ways to various situations, whether you lash out, write nasty letters, or shut down, this course will teach you how to change those patterns and react in a more grounded, calm way.  

Recognize and Release Negative Patterns of Behavior

•Learn How to Determine What Negative Habits You’re Hooked On•Replace Old Patterns with New, Positive Ways of Reacting•Become More Grounded, Peaceful, Free, and Joyful
Unhook Yourself from Suffering and Allow Joy to Flourish

As you move through this course, you’ll begin to understand why so many people suffer because of their own choices and actions.

In addition to Buddhist philosophy, you’ll also tap into other tools that you can use daily, such as a simple meditation that anyone can do at any time.

Pema will even guide you through the importance of finally unhooking yourself so you can begin to change and welcome more joy into your life.

Contents and Overview
This course begins by diving into the Three Difficult Practices.

You’ll notice when you get hooked, as well as how to do something different and make this exploration a way of life for continued progress.

Before moving on, you’ll learn a basic sitting meditation to practice mindfulness-awareness. This will further assist you in understanding what you’re learning and implementing it.

Next, you’ll be ready to hone in on the first difficult practice, which is acknowledging how you become hooked or caught in bad habits.

You’ll also learn about a Tibetan term, shenpa, and the Eight Worldly Dharmas in order to comprehend the quality of being hooked.

Finally, Pema will continue to explore and explain shenpa as it relates to everyday decisions and old patterns of action.

You’ll learn how to sow positive seeds through your actions so they can bloom into future freedom and joy. In this way, you won’t be stuck in your old negative patterns of suffering any longer.  

Bonus material is a live session with Glenna Olmstead, during which you’ll learn how to find new ways of integrating Pema’s lessons into your life.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to recognize when you’re hooked and why you’re hooked, but you’ll also realize that you have a choice.

You’ll know how to stop the chain reaction of shenpa and go in a different direction towards a joyful practice that will lead you away from suffering.

You will learn

✓ Recognize negative patterns of behavior and negative reactions to people and circumstances in daily life
✓ Understand Buddhist lessons on the Three Difficult Practices in order to move away from negative patterns and establish positive reactions
✓ Release suffering that is caused by being hooked to old habits, making room for joy and freedom

Requirements

• There are no requirements to take this course. All you need is some time to listen to the lectures and implement the practices.

This course is for

• Anyone who is interested in changing the way that they live on a daily basis
• Anyone who finds themselves unable to change their old patterns or habits
• Anyone who wishes to find more joy and freedom in life
• Anyone who is interested in Buddhist teachings, meditation, and becoming more grounded

How much does the Sounds True's Freedom to Choose Something Different, Part 1 course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $22.99. And currently there is a 82% discount on the original price of the course, which was $129.99. So you save $107 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $16.7 of 470 Meditation courses on Udemy.

Does the Sounds True's Freedom to Choose Something Different, Part 1 course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Sounds True’s Freedom to Choose Something Different, Part 1 has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Sounds True's Freedom to Choose Something Different, Part 1 course, but there is a $107 discount from the original price ($129.99). So the current price is just $22.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Pema Chödrön a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Pema Chödrön has created 3 courses that got 9,150 reviews which are generally positive. Pema Chödrön has taught 62,327 students and received a 4.7 average review out of 9,150 reviews. Depending on the information available, Pema Chödrön is a TRUSTED instructor.
Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

While in her mid-thirties, Ani Pema traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years. She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to Scotland at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.

Pema first met her root guru, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1972. Lama Chime encouraged her to work with Rinpoche, and it was with him that she ultimately made her most profound connection, studying with him from 1974 until his death in 1987. At the request of the Sixteenth Karmapa, she received the full bikshuni ordination in the Chinese lineage of Buddhism in 1981 in Hong Kong.

Ani Pema served as the director of Karma Dzong in Boulder, Colorado until moving in 1984 to rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to be the director of Gampo Abbey. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave her explicit instructions on establishing this monastery for western monks and nuns.

Ani Pema currently teaches in the United States and Canada and plans for an increased amount of time in solitary retreat under the guidance of Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is also a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the oldest son and lineage holder of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Ani Pema is interested in helping establish Tibetan Buddhist monasticism in the West, as well as continuing her work with western Buddhists of all traditions, sharing ideas and teachings. Her non-profit, The Pema Chödrön Foundation, was set up to assist in this purpose.

She has written several books: The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, When Things Fall Apart, The Places that Scare You, No Time To Lose,Practicing Peace in Times of War, How to Meditate, and Living Beautifully. All are available from Shambhala Publications and Sounds True.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 49m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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