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Faith

Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
Narrated by: Sharon Salzberg
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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Teachings to Cultivate the Practice of Faith

We tend to think of faith as a commodity you either have or you don't. But in many of the world's wisdom traditions, faith isn't something you possess; it's something you do. "Faith is a willingness to take the next step, to see the unknown as an adventure, to launch a journey," teaches Sharon Salzberg. Now this beloved meditation teacher and author shares her unique understanding of faith, distinguishing it from belief and dogma, to help you cultivate this profound force in your life.

In this four-hour program, Salzberg dispels the negative concepts that label faith as either "blind" or "ignorant" and reveals something much deeper: an intelligence and common sense rooted in your deepest experience. With discerning wisdom, she invites you to explore:

  • The crucial first step in the faith journey: embracing impermanence - the ever-changing nature of the world
  • The surprising relationship between doubt and faith
  • How to move forward when you feel lost in the mire of resignation and despair
  • Faith as a refuge for even our hardest times
  • The ingredients of true faith: love and respect for ourselves and others

Faith is the ability to offer your heart to the truth of what is happening, the present expression of possibility, and the conduit connecting you to a bigger reality. With Faith, you gain a powerful tool for cultivating the peace of mind and ease to carry you through any situation.

Unabridged audiobook read by the author.

©2008 Sharon Salzberg (P)2008 Sharon Salzberg

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  • Kasey
  • 18-11-2016

on faith

I am captivated by the Buddhist view on faith. It is respectful and accessible in a way that no religion is and I appreciate that Sharon Salzberg has an amazing understanding of the path to faith and tells a poweful story .

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  • Ada A Cachafeiro
  • 26-05-2017

Reassuring

When we accomplish faith in our loving nature, we won't need of vanishing words of approval from others to be complete.

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  • C Carpenter
  • 16-01-2017

new favorite

deep, wise,, accessable and moving. read by the author and it is well done. i with be getting the print version too.

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  • yogijules7
  • 27-12-2018

Start here

I’m so glad I was introduced to Sharon Salzberg. This is my 3rd book by this author and Faith is my favorite. True words and insight to guide all of us into a life of completeness.

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  • Jennifer
  • 19-07-2018

Great content; Difficult to listen to narration

Sharon Salzberg speaks in a very monotone voice -- which works very well for her guided meditations but made listening to this book very tedious and, ultimately, made it listenable for me. The content of the book is wonderful, inspiring, and thought-provoking, but I would definitely recommend the actual book over the audio book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2019

wish delivery lived up to content

I found it hard to follow flat, monotone performance for long... otherwise excellent, a great buy

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  • LJ Norman
  • 12-08-2019

Super boring to listen to. Content is wonderful.

I just could not finish this audio book. Sharon is a wonderful meditation teacher but I am afraid her monotone voice is not very good for audio book listening. I like to listen while driving and just could not get into the great content because I was often bored to death by her reading. I love Sharon and will buy the printed edition of this book because the content is very good.

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  • Carol Egan
  • 26-07-2019

A Very Easy 5-Star Rating

I loved this book, and in ways beyond anything Sharon’s ever written. There were times I paused in awe of the depth of emotion and effort she took to tell her personal stories in ways I, we her readers, could benefit. I also paused a few times from listening to her voice, and noticing how much she embodies the loving kindness she practices and teaches. I highly recommend “Faith,” and for anyone, from any faith-tradition. Yes, Sharon references Buddhism, but in her ever-best-signature inclusive and considerate way.

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  • Elizabeth Namgyel
  • 17-03-2019

Stunning and relevant!

Beautifully written and read by its author, this book takes us beyond the extremes of unexamined belief and doubt to look at something deeply human: our ability to use our own agency to connect to the beauty, pain, and mystery of life. I recommend this for all humans!

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  • Virginia L. Scott
  • 24-01-2018

renewing

Renewing, refreshing, full of knowledge of the unknown,
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More understanding of faith ,very helpful to me....heartfelt sincerity. Thank you.....