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Midweek Mindfulness with Pema Chödrön — May 11, 2016

Pema Chodron 2017 wall calendar by Amber Lotus Publishing

Image from our Pema Chödrön 2017 wall calendar. Blue lotus blossom on a pond © Ti_ser. Click image for more info.

If we don’t act on our craving for pleasure or our fear of pain, we’re left in the wide-open, unpredictable middle. The instruction is to rest in that vulnerable place, to rest in that in-between state, to not hunker down and stay fixed in our belief systems but to take a fresh look with a wider perspective.
Pema Chödrön


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Midweek Mindfulness with Pema Chödrön — March 23, 2016

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Image from our Pema Chödrön 2016 wall calendar. Sandhill cranes and snow geese, New Mexico © Tim Fitzharris. Click image for more.

The commitment to take care of one another, the warrior commitment, is not about being perfect. It’s about continuing to put virtuous input into our unconscious, continuing to sow the seeds that predispose our heart to expand without limit, that predispose us to awaken.
Pema Chödrön


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Midweek Mindfulness with Pema Chödrön — Feb. 3, 2016

Pema Chodron 2016 wall calendar by Amber Lotus Publishing

Image from our Pema Chödrön 2016 wall calendar. Southern Oregon coast © Chip Phillips. Click image for more.

When you can smile at fear, there’s a shift: what you usually try to escape from becomes a vehicle for awakening you to your fundamental, primordial goodness, for awakening you to clear-mindedness, to a caring that holds nothing back.
Pema Chödrön


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Half a Million Trees, Art, Commerce, and Service

UPDATE: As of December 2017, Amber Lotus Publishing has funded the planting of 750,000 trees. The trees planted in 2017 are about 42 times greater than the estimated 2,357 trees used to produce our 2017 product line (which includes our 2018 calendars). We have committed to planting an additional 50,000 trees in 2018.

Today our team is an extended family of nine people, including a martial artist, a jazz singer, bibliophiles, musicians, writers, belly dancers, gardeners, bicycle enthusiasts, plus a whole host of talented, creative, inspiring contributors. We strive to consistently offer products that are authentic and distinctive to bring you a sense of the eternal by nurturing your heart, renewing your soul, and expanding your mind.


During this holiday of giving thanks, we’re honored and excited to share this wonderful news (first published on Elephant Journal in November 2014):

What do art, commerce, service, and 500,000 trees have in common? They are all an integral part of the mission of Amber Lotus Publishing. We are an independent publisher of mind-body-spirit calendars and greeting cards that recently reached a significant milestone of 500,000 trees planted through our partnership with Trees for the Future (TREES). What began as a simple strategy in 2008 to offset the number of trees used to produce our products has morphed into a fundamental component of our ongoing mission. Continue reading