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Pema Chödrön: The Propensity to be Bothered.

Jul 27, 2013 Tara 1 Spirituality

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It’s not life that causes suffering, says Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön, it’s our story about life—our interpretation—that causes so much distress. When we practice interrupting the story we’re telling ourselves, and learn to ride the wave of emotions that inevitably come up in life, we can find a new freedom and flexibility in the face of uncertainty and change.

This is an excerpt from “The Propensity To Be Bothered: Working with the Cause of Suffering”. From a podcast given in May 2011 in Vermont at Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling retreat center. May 2011. The full talk is available from Great Path, item 158 available as DVD, regular audio CD, and MP3 download. http://www.pemachodrontapes.com

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