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4.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pema Chodron Narrator: Pema Chodron Publisher: Sounds True Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Happiness is your birthright, and it is readily available at any given moment, teaches Pema Chodron. So, why do we live in such suffering? The potential for happiness is not based on outer things; they come and go, causing us misery, she begins. We're always chasing after something, trying to avoid the difficult places. But there are a lot of small sweetnesses that we ignore because they're so fleeting.

With True Happiness, Chodron guides us through simple-yet-effective practices that show us how to recognize and nurture these moments of delight, cultivating them until they become more and more frequent, accessible, and real as a constant influence in our lives.

At the root of everything is basic goodness, a Buddhist view that each of us is fundamentally awake and compassionate, yet we tend to look at ourselves from a place of badness, explains Chodron. We spend our lives in self-doubt and confusion, attempting to be perfect and get it right. But life is about being open to whatever might arise, including feelings of uneasiness as well as feelings of contentment and peace. Rather than asking how can I get out of this? ask how can I stay in this moment of discomfort and begin to soften? It is in that moment of softening that you will find your open heart, teaches Chodron. Everyone has the longing to feel the open heart, because it is a deep happiness that can never be taken away.

True Happiness gives you the opportunity to spend Yarne, or winter retreat, with Pema Chodron in the warmth and comfort of your own home. Join this best-selling author and teacher as she guides you through seven hours of effective meditations and practices to dissolve the barriers to your heart, reconnect with the source of basic goodness, and cultivate a sense of happiness, if only to touch upon it for brief but precious moments at a time. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 4/3/2013

    " Love Pema's audiobooks better than reading her books, because I love to listen her. Tons of humor and wisdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 6/3/2012

    " This is a great book, as her other books are. A wonderful guide to tips for basic happy living. Everyone should read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zen | 9/23/2011

    " the woman makes me want to become a Buddhist nun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Apryl | 4/20/2011

    " Pema Chodron is fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danor | 9/21/2010

    " This is an excellent listen and a great reminder of how to cultivate happiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 9/13/2010

    " I finished listening to this once; I'm going to take a break and then go through it again to dig deeper and try more of the practices. Very grateful for her calm, compassionate wisdom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 4/5/2010

    " My sister Stacy and I listened to this on the way to LA from Phoenix on her car stereo. Some valuable nuggets and Pema's voice isn't annoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicci | 9/28/2009

    " This audio CD is changing my life. It is exactly what I needed at this point in my life, and I know that I will continue to listen to it again. It is helping me to find patience and compassion for myself and my journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi Repka | 6/21/2009

    " I liked this a great deal but not as much as some of her others! : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 10/10/2007

    " This and the other Pema Chodron recording on my list ("Getting Unstuck") were reccomneded to me by an artist friend. They are on regular rotation as I seem to get more out of them the more I listen to them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B | 3/30/2007

    " She is wonderful. This is wonderful. "

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