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
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
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.
2 audio CDs. Approximately 1 hour 56 minutes.