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.
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Speaks To The Depth Of Pain Review by Lee
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. (Posted on November 28, 2015)
Wonderful, as always. Review by Lindsay
Helped me through a very difficult period. (Posted on November 21, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by sandra m u
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:-) (Posted on October 28, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by Julia S
I treasure Pema Chodron's teachings. Thank you! (Posted on October 16, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by Rita Z
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!!!!!! (Posted on October 15, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by Jill R
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 (Posted on October 9, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by Sue J
I am never disappointed by anything I hear or read by Pema. As clear, humorous and insightful as ever. (Posted on October 3, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by Susan K
This was perfect, very helpful, thank you. (Posted on October 2, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by Margaret M
I love Pema Chodrin. Every sentence she speaks is a jewel. This CD was recommended to me by a very good friend and in addition the title was brilliant and spoke to me. I was pleased that it included two CDs too. Though have not listened to all the tracks, I felt disappointed that the first disc seems to me to be segments of other talks she has made before, kind of spliced together. Perhaps I'm wrong? There is no explanation describing where these talks were given so I am not sure. (Posted on April 9, 2014)
Review for When Pain is the Doorway Review by Anne O
Pema always helps! (Posted on March 20, 2014)
|Contents||2 CDs (1 hour, 56 minutes)|
|Date Published||May 01, 2013|
|Dimensions||5 x 5 inches|
|Contents||Audio download (1 hour, 56 minutes)|
|Filetypes||M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP|
|Date Published||May 01, 2013|