When Pain is the Doorway: Awakening in the Most Difficult Circumstances

Category: Book
By (author): Chodron, Pema
Subject:  AUDIOBOOK / Non-Fiction
  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / General
  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Spiritualism
Publisher: Sounds True
Published: May 2013
Format: Book-audio-cd
Pages: 2
Size: 5.75in x 5.00in x 0.50in
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$ 26.95
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From The Publisher*

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 thetriggers 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.


From The Publisher*"What if the full sense of our aliveness were only to be found in the labyrinth of our most challenging times and difficult experiences? Amid pain and crisis, teaches Pema Ch≈dr≈n, there lies a hidden miracle, a doorway to freedom that appears to us only
Review Quote*"...Chödrön demonstrates that people can stop their suff ering and access their natural intelligence, warmth, and openness."

"Pema Chödrön's writings have been helpful to countless people trying to find some ground for their being in this chaotic world."
Host of "MYTHOS" and "Faith & Reason"
Biographical Note

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.

While in her mid-thirties, Ani Pema traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years. She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to Scotland at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.