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True Happiness

Cultivating a Life of Unconditional Joy and the Power to Benefit Others
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A seven-hour course on Buddhist practices to reconnect you to your basic source of goodness.
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Uncover the Roots of Happiness with Pema Chödrön

Happiness is your birthright, readily available at any moment, teaches Pema Chödrön. So why do we live in such suffering? “The potential for happiness is not based on outer things—they come and go, causing us misery,” she begins. “We’re always chasing after something, trying to avoid the difficult places. But there are a lot of small sweetnesses that we ignore because they’re so fleeting.” On True Happiness, the bestselling author and teacher guides you through the practices to help you recognize and nurture those moments of delight, cultivating them until they become more and more frequent and accessible as a constant influence on our lives.

Soften Into the Deepest Place of Joy

At the root of everything is “basic goodness”—a Buddhist view that each of us is fundamentally awake and compassionate—yet we tend to look at ourselves from a place of “badness.” We spend our lives in self-doubt and confusion, attempting to be perfect and “get it right.” But life is about opening to whatever arises, including feelings of uneasiness as well as contentment and peace. Rather than asking “How can I get out of this?”—ask, “How can I stay in this moment of discomfort and begin to soften?” It is here that you will find your open heart, teaches Ani Pema. “Everyone has the longing to feel the open heart, because it is a deep happiness that can never be taken away.”

Recorded at Gampo Abbey Monastery in Nova Scotia, True Happiness guides you through seven hours of effective meditations and practices to dissolve the barriers to your heart, reconnect with the source of basic goodness, and cultivate a sense of happiness—if only to touch upon it for brief but precious moments at a time.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lovingkindness toward yourself as an act of courage
  • Metta meditation for cultivating happiness
  • How to develop a strong determination to dissolve habits that block your innate wisdom
  • Creating the causes and conditions for habits to dissolve, confusion to disappear, and happiness to arise
  • Choosing an outlook that supports your happiness
  • The three levels of courage
  • The Four R’s—Recognition, Refrain, Remedial Action, and Resolve—and how to use these tools for awakening
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Contents 6 CDs (7 hours) Audio Download (7 hours)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AF00892D AF00892W
ISBN Number 978-1-59179-244-4 978-1-60407-482-6
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About 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 California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

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Reviewed by Mary A.
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Pema always both challenges and calms me!

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Thank you for all the work that you do and the amazing material that is provided, i am very grateful for this service,

i went through a tough year with breast cancer,

and this site and service was a touchstone for me,at a time of healing and being also in a new environment where i didnt know anyone after a move to Arizona (read Mars).........Thank you again

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Still listening, but Pema Chodron is very easy to listen to and has wonderful insights that seem right and easy to incorporate into my life, as she makes it seem as if it has been there all along...

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I loved this. Listened to it over and over. I love her sense of humor and her accessibility.

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I have listened to this title over and over and I get more from it each time. I'm very grateful for this heartfelt and accessible work.

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