As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the law of impermanence—the fact that everything we know, including ourselves, will one day die. Here she provides teachings and practices for fully embracing life’s ephemeral nature, using these three traditional monastic vows, or “commitments.”
In the past, initiates took their vows when
entering the secluded world of the monastery. Today, laypeople are also
embracing these commitments as a way to deepen their practice while
fully participating in everyday life.
Through her practical instruction and accessible
interpretation of ancient wisdom, Pema Chödrön helps listeners discover
how each of these sacred vows is not a burden or restriction, but a
guiding beacon on the path to liberation.
7 audio CDs, approximate running time 7 hours 45 minutes.