Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of meditation master Chogyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners in North America. Chodron is a Living Spiritual Teacher profiled on Spirituality & Practice; there you will find links to reviews of and excerpts from her books, audio lectures, e-courses, and more.

This in-depth study course lasts eight hours and is on eight CDs. Chodron sets out to explain the Buddhist practices for The Four Limitless Ones: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. There is a wealth of practical advice here to help bring these practices to life in the ordinary give-and-take of our days. Chodron excels as a teacher of compassion and loving-kindness. We enjoyed her "on the spot" suggestions about rejoicing in the success of others and using equanimity to deal with liking, disliking, grasping, and indifference.

For those who may not be familiar with it, here is The Four Limitless Ones Chant:

"May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
May they be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May they not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering.
May they dwell in the great equanimity free from passion, aggression, and prejudice."