Book Review of How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with your Mind, by Pema Chödrön

Pema Chodron is an American who grew up to be a Tibetan Buddhist nun who has dedicated her life to
making meditation accessible to the masses. How to Meditate is an easy-reading guide to how an
individual can develop qualities such as “clear seeing”. First, you talks you through proper posture and
learning to settle into breathing and relaxation. A rewarding practice is not one where you are always
going to feel good. Pema just asks us to “give up the struggle”, to be comfortable with what life
brings—be it success, failure, joy or sorrow.