How To Mediatate by Pema Chodron: Insightful Reivew

Product: How To Meditate: A Practical Guide To Making Friends With Your Mind
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How To Meditate Book

Pema Chodron’s How To Meditate: A Practical Guide To Making Friends With Your Mind, is a remarkable book.

Pema Chodron was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She became a fully ordained Buddhist nun in 1981, and since 1984 has been closely associated with the Gampo Abbey Monastery In Nova Scotia, Canada.

She has written several books such as The wisdom of no escape, Start Where You Are, and When Things Fall Apart.

Brief Summary

In “How To Meditate: A Practical Guide To Making Friends With Your Mind”, you will find instructions on how to meditate, using the Shamantha meditation technique. A practical method for stabilizing the mind, and enhancing our “natural wakefulness”.

The author shares wonderful lessons learned from years of experience in meditation, and time spent in solitude.

Her joy for helping others grow spiritually, mentally and emotionally is evident. As she humbly bestows gems of wisdom on using the breath, thoughts, senses, and emotions, to consciously break away from deeply engrained patterns of unawareness.

She gives insightful guidance on how to open our heart, and cultivate a sense of wonder. Helping us to live fearlessly in the face of any obstacles along life’s path.


The author conveys her message in a very clear and concise way, that makes it easy for anyone to learn how to become friends with their mind.

Her style of delivery is very nurturing. it’s as if she’s close-by, gently giving guidance.

The terms used in the book are properly defined, making it easy to understand and grasp key concepts.

Readers will appreciate the fact that the author wastes no time with long-winded explanations.


This book is extremely valuable for anyone wanting to explore a unique approach to meditation while developing their mental acuity and emotional intelligence.

One of the many things I love about this book is that the concepts are easily applied to post-meditation(daily life).

Immediately after practicing this meditation, I noticed that the gaps between my thoughts were greatly increased.

If at any moment in time we get swept away in thoughts or challenging emotions. We can confidently use the tools in this book, to overcome inner chaos.

If you’ve ever read “The Power Of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, then I think this book will resonate with you as well. Because it teaches how to seize and fully live in the present moment.

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Have an awesome day.

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