Smile at Fear

  • by Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman, Karen White, Steven Crossley
  • 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears - perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don't want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress.
Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

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Most Helpful

Accessible Buddhist mentality

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Gives alternative and practical advice on dealing with a common modern day issue


What did you like best about this story?

The humor the author uses to relate the subject to the listener regardless of there geographical location be it the East or West


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Only a Narrator in this book. The voice was pleasing to listen too and very apt for the subject matter


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Noo. I felt it was better to split the book into smaller chunks to absorb the subject better. I listened in about four sittings.


Any additional comments?

Excellent listen, more practical and useful than one might imagine, easily absorbed by people with little or no history in Eastern philosophy and teaching

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- LINKGEO

Great book

Very witty, full of wisdom and insight. loved it!
Read in one day. xxxx
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios