The Truth of Our Existence

  • by Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by Pema Chödrön
  • 4 hrs and 1 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

What would happen if we looked with fresh eyes at the struggles and "impossible situations" that we face every day - and found there four gifts that changed everything?
For decades, Pema Chödrön has brought clarity and heart to the core teachings of the Buddha, helping to make them relevant and useful in our everyday lives. With The Truth of Our Existence, she immerses us in one of Buddhism’s essential distillations of written wisdom known as The Four Marks of Existence.
These marks that shape all of us, teaches Pema Chödrön, are like forgotten gifts waiting to be found. And while they may ring familiar to some, they hold vast layers of often unrealized understanding to both new and seasoned ears alike. In this four-session learning program, Pema Chödrön illuminates for us:

The truth of impermanence and its power to give us strength and courage
The truth of egolessness - how it connects us with others and transforms fear and anger into clarity of vision
The truth about suffering, how we create it, and what to do when it seems unbearable
The truth of peace - that liberation or nirvana is real
How to use the wisdom of this profound sutra to touch the open and abundant expanse in which we truly dwell
With The Truth of Our Existence, Pema Chödrön invites us to see that there is, in reality, "no score to settle", and that we can step out of confusion, frustration, and fear - and into the space of heartful awareness.


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Which is Best..who knows anymore

Where does The Truth of Our Existence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Just when I think I found the best Pema audible ....another pops up....and THIS ONE...may be ( again ) my favorite

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WItty. enlightened..what more could someone want in a seminar

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Listen ....listen in bed...listen while making supper...listen instead of the will touch You

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Excellent, as always

Very comforting and expansive to listen to this new recording by Pema. The subjects, the questions, the answers, suggestions -- are hard, filled with ways to try to release control in response to deep losses and sadness. Many painful situations with challenging ways to move forward. And as always, amazingly, humor and laughter woven throughout.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-25-2014
  • Publisher: Sounds True