Synopses & Reviews
HAPPINESS IS OUR birthright-and it is readily available at any given moment, teaches Pema ChAdrAn. We have all heard that many times. Then why do we continue to live in such suffering? It's true even for experienced meditators: we're always chasing after something, trying to avoid the diffi cult places. But there are so many small sweetnesses' that we ignore because they're so fl eeting. With True Happiness, Pema ChAdrAn invites beginners and advanced students alike to recognize and nurture these precious moments of delight, cultivating them until they become more frequent, accessible, and real as a constant infl uence in our lives. We spend our lives in self-doubt and confusion, attempting to be perfect. 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 fi nd your open heart, teaches Pema ChAdrAn. Therein lies a deep happiness that cannot be taken away. Join this beloved teacher as she guides you through seven hours of classical meditations and practices to dissolve the barriers of the heart, reconnect with your source of basic goodness, and cultivate an expanding sense of happiness-by learning to touch upon natural windows of spaciousness that open as conduits to freedom.
Pema Chodron examines the question, "What is the root of happiness?" She guides the listener through effective meditations and practices to face their feelings with courage, patience, and compassion, dissolve the barriers to our hearts, and cultivate a sense of happiness.