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Pema Chödrön

Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and...

When Pain is the Doorway

Awakening in the Most Difficult Circumstances

Pema Chödrön

from Sounds True

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Finding Freedom in Our Most Difficult Circumstances

What if the full sense of our aliveness were only to be found amidst our most challenging times and difficult experiences? In pain and crisis, teaches Pema Chödrön, there lies a hidden doorway to freedom that appears to us only when we're sure that there is no way out.

In these intimate audio learning sessions, Pema Chödrön helps us distinguish the triggers or external events that we blame for our suffering from the deeper habitual patterns that feed our anger, fear, or sadness. From this understanding, we learn how to free ourselves from our propensity to suffer through the transformative awareness of impermanence—the dynamic and ever-shifting nature of both joy and suffering, self and selflessness—and the absolute and eternal flow from which all of it arises.

What is causing my pain? What will happen if I simply lean in, keep company with it, hold it with tenderness? Moment by moment, Pema supports and encourages listeners to bring an openhearted sense of curiosity and welcoming to our apparently impossible situations or unbearable relationships—to discover the deeper freedom available just beneath the surface.

For those experiencing emotional crisis, When Pain Is the Doorway provides expert guidance to help us stop, stay present, and enter into a more welcoming, spacious place of being that is our true home.

Product details

Contents 2 CDs (1 hour, 56 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-60407-970-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-970-8
Product Codes 3088d, w3088d, aw03088d
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Download File Types
Contents Audio download (1 hour, 56 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-60407-988-6
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-988-3
Product Codes 3088w, w3088w, aw03088w

Customer Reviews

By Julia S
Date Added: Thursday 16 October 2014
I treasure Pema Chodron's teachings. Thank you!
By Rita Z
Date Added: Wednesday 15 October 2014
Perfect timing for this to appear as just lost a dear, dear friend last week.

Whatever and whenever Pema speaks on any subject it is directly to your heart. Wise words to heal and exactly the appropriate time!

I LOVE this woman!!!!!!
By Jill R
Date Added: Thursday 9 October 2014
I have found this teaching by Pema Chodron to be really helpful in dealing with strong emotions. It is actually a pretty practical way of handling difficult life situations
By Sue J
Date Added: Friday 3 October 2014
I am never disappointed by anything I hear or read by Pema. As clear, humorous and insightful as ever.
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