The Three Commitments
- Walking the Path of Liberation
- Narrated by: Pema Chodron
- Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
- Original Recording Audiobook
- Release date: 04-14-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Sounds True
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As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the laws of impermenance - 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".
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By Jo on 05-02-12
Excellent but incomplete
This CD is clearly a distillation from a retreat during which the Buddhist vows of ordination were being taught. This is not specifically stated. Two of these, the protimoksha vow and the boddhisattva vow are both referenced and well taught on this CD. The samaya vow, the vow pertaining to tantric enlightenment, is mentioned but not included here. Although the reasons for this are obvious - these are very advanced teachings - it does make the title a misnomer and the content a little confusing to the layman. As a layman myself, I had to do some research to fill in the informational gaps.
That said, teachers don't come any better than Pema Chodron and anything she teaches is worth our attention. I read/listen to anything of hers that I can get my hands on and I highly recommend her to anyone interested in Buddhist thought.
26 of 26 people found this review helpful
By William on 01-02-12
Most recommended Retreat
What did you love best about The Three Commitments?
As a Buddhist practitioner for the past 42 years, I can only say how wonderful it must be for new Sangha members to be able to hear these teachings presented in such a natural easy to understand way. As with almost any Truth the actual practice could take a life time and depending on how much resistance, might also be quite painful.Of all her recorded retreats my recommendation would be this one. Yet , I may like it most because it is the newest. Thank you old friend,
Scott [ from Colorado]
11 of 11 people found this review helpful