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The Truth of Our Existence

The Truth of Our Existence

Four Teachings from the Buddha to Illuminate Your Life

How a core teaching of the Buddha can open us to inner freedom and joy.

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Four Keys to Courage, Strength, Spaciousness, and Joy

What would happen if we looked with fresh eyes at the struggles and "impossible situations" that we face every day—and found there four gifts that changed everything?

For decades, Pema Chödrön has brought clarity and heart to the core teachings of the Buddha, helping to make them relevant and useful in our everyday lives. With The Truth of Our Existence, she immerses us in one of Buddhism’s essential distillations of written wisdom known as The Four Marks of Existence.

These marks that shape all of us, teaches Pema Chödrön, are like forgotten gifts waiting to be found. And while they may ring familiar to some, they hold vast layers of often unrealized understanding to both new and seasoned ears alike. In this four-session learning program, Pema Chödrön illuminates for us:

  • The truth of impermanence and its power to give us strength and courage
  • The truth of egolessness—how it connects us with others and transforms fear and anger into clarity of vision
  • The truth about suffering, how we create it, and what to do when it seems unbearable
  • The truth of peace—that liberation or nirvana is real
  • How to use the wisdom of this profound sutra to touch the open and abundant expanse in which we truly dwell

With The Truth of Our Existence, Pema Chödrön invites us to see that there is, in reality, "no score to settle," and that we can step out of confusion, frustration, and fear—and into the space of heartful awareness.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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A disappointing recording

I love Pema and listen to two of her other CDs: When Things Fall Apart and Start From Where You Are. This recording is disappointing for several reasons. It's a live recording, verses the other two which are audio versions of books being read. A live recording tends to have distractions like playing to the audience. I love Pema but this lecture sounds rambling and unstructured. Lot's of stream of consciousness and pauses to find the next thought. Hard for me to listen to and I only made it to the second CD before I lost patience with Pema's delivery. Maybe that's my lesson. I would not recommend this CD. Peace be with you.

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Excellent

Well organised information, delivered clearly. I found it most helpful to listen to topics 1 and 2, then to go back to the start and listen to them again. I did the same for topics 3 and 4, then I listened to all topics again. I now listen regularly to remind me of the teachings. Great to have on in the car on my long commute to work.

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Illuminating.

Great teaching, light hearted and generous, I feel grateful for the information provided.

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Awesome and appreciated

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As always, Pema's knowledge and delivery are superb. My entire family enjoys her.

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CD

Contents 4 CDs (3 hours, 59 minutes)
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AW03873D

Audio Download

Contents Audio download (3 hours, 59 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Product Code AW03873W