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When Pain is the Doorway

Awakening in the Most Difficult Circumstances
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Support and meditation guidance for facing emotional pain in challenging situations.
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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 of 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.

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Contents 2 CDs (1 hour, 56 minutes) Audio Download (1 hour, 56 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AW03088D AW03088W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-970-8 978-1-60407-988-3
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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 Patrice N.
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when pain is the doorway Pema Chödrön

love this talk

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Reviewed by Lee
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Speaks To The Depth Of Pain

This journey Ani Chodron took me with her on was deep and healing, especially when she related it to PTSD and hospice care. This CD is one that I will continue to listen to as a practice. Thank you.

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Reviewed by Lindsay
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Wonderful, as always.

Helped me through a very difficult period.

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This was a great session although the second disc, the recording wasn't so great in parts. I listened to the whole thing several times so Pema's words could sink in. Pema really made me aware of my triggers:-)

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Reviewed by Julia S.
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I treasure Pema Chodron's teachings. Thank you!

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