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The Freedom to Choose Something Different by Pema Chödrön

The Freedom to Choose Something Different by Pema Chödrön


One of the deepest human desires is to be free from suffering. If only we can avoid pain and discomfort, we tell ourselves, freedom can be ours. Who wouldn't desire such a life?

The reality is that we can never completely avoid the inevitable challenges of life. Instead of resisting them, what if we could embrace them and accept them as a wonderful, imperfect wholeness of our experience?

According to Pema Chödrön, a well-regarded teacher, one of the key lessons on the spiritual path is that freedom is found through accepting discomfort, rather than avoiding it. When we let go of our fears, habits, and stories, we can tap into the wisdom that resides within us and discover our true selves.

This program includes

The course includes 7+ hours of video teachings, audience interaction sessions, and guided meditations.

There are two recorded Q&A sessions with Glenna Olmsted, a senior student of Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön, lasting for 2 hours.

Practice tips and reflection questions to help you incorporate these learnings into your daily life.

Downloadable Teachings & Practices

The course offers 9+ hours of video and audio teachings, guided meditations, and audience Q&As that can be downloaded and taken on the go, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

Course transcripts provide the option to read and continue learning even when unable to watch, allowing individuals to engage in the way that suits them best.

This guide provides prompts for journaling and self-reflection, alongwith practice tips to help integrate Pema's teachings into your daily life.

Access all learning materials and bonus programs with unlimited lifetime access. "The Freedom to Choose Something Different" is available for permanent ownership and can be revisited at any time desired.


By signing up now, you will receive two bonuses to complement your journey

Bonus 1. How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind

Meditation offers a method for cultivating compassionate and open-minded awareness of the world. The downloadable eBook by Pema Chödrön provides step-by-step essentials for developing a lifelong meditation practice.

Bonus 2. Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles

According to Pema in this audio program, our fear of vulnerability acts as a form of protection around our heart. Through teachings and meditations, she assists individuals in releasing their emotional defenses and embracing the full range of emotions and experiences that come with an open heart.

What you’ll learn

In "The Freedom to Choose Something Different," Pema provides spiritual guidance and practical tools for making lasting change, starting from the present moment. Here is an overview of what you will find in this collection:

Developing a greater awareness of the present can be achieved by breaking away from old habits and becoming more in tune with its vitality and depth.

Discover and embrace your natural compassion for yourself and others, and allow your heart to fully open.

Developing the ability to handle challenging emotions as they occur can enhance your level of comfort.

It is important to learn how to recognize your moment-to-moment choice points and make wise decisions.

Explore the potential of the unknown and embrace what Pema Chödrön refers to as "positive groundlessness" with The Freedom to Choose Something Different.

The Three Difficult Practices for overcoming shape are considered to be challenging.

The power of pause is a practice that can have a significant impact.

Developing an understanding and acceptance of one's irritability, insecurities, and other less desirable human traits.

Approaches for comprehending and tackling patterns of self-dislike.

Exploring the concept of "positive groundlessness" may lead to increased freedom in personal interactions.

Having the freedom to choose something different can inspire change at this moment.

Each moment provides us with the chance to make more informed decisions and start anew. Acquire tools for recognizing these decision points and initiating change.

Pema teaches that difficulty is not a hindrance to freedom, but rather a component of the journey. Understanding and accepting the world as it is can lead to personal liberation.

Life is filled with uncertainties and we often strive for control, but sometimes things don't go as planned. Let Pema assist you in developing a greater sense of openness and resilience, regardless of the challenges life presents.

Engaging in the practice of lovingkindness involves accepting the world as it is and loving ourselves as we are. Practice self-compassion and treat yourself with the kindness you deserve.

About Pema Chödrön

Pema Chödrön is an American-born Buddhist nun who has authored several modern-day spiritual classics, including 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. She is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey Monastery in Nova Scotia.

Who this course is for?

  • Individuals who are interested in altering their daily routines.
  • Individuals who are unable to change their old patterns or habits
  • Anyone who desires to experience more happiness and independence in their life.
  • Individuals who are interested in Buddhist teachings, meditation, and seeking inner peace.
  • Individuals who are interested in learning about Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy.
  • Individuals who desire personal growth through the release of negative habits
  • Individuals seek to replace negative aspects of themselves with positive ones.


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