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While we’re focused on monumental events, so many small moments of happiness are taking place under the radar. Beloved meditation teacher Pema Chodron explains how recognizing these fleeting instances--and being grateful for them--enriches our lives and helps others experience them too.

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Pema Chödrön, an American Buddhist nun, is widely known for her down-to-earth teachings on compassion and meditation in the Shambhala lineage of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Her books, including the best-selling "When Things Fall Apart" and "The Places That Scare You," are popular among people from many spiritual traditions. She was ordained in 1981 and today is the resident teacher of Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastic center in Nova Scotia.
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