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The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness

by Pema Chödrön

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As always Pema Chodron writes with clarity and wisdom. I feel as is she has been where I am and knows exactly what I need to hear and do to become who I need to be. ( )
  bluminc00p | Jul 22, 2014 |
Pema Chödrön is one of the prominent female Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. All of her books offer direct advice on how to live fearlessly and equanimously amidst the constant change and challenge of everyday life. As an introduction to Buddhism, this is highly recommended. ( )
  gratefulyoga | Feb 9, 2012 |
Come to find out, "Awakening Lovingkindness" is an abridged version of this book. This one has four extra chapters. It's completely awesome. Pema Chodron is the best. ( )
  desanders | Dec 18, 2008 |
Maybe the best introduction to Buddhism as a way of life. For optimists who are "there" already emotionally, and want to be seriously grounded in this impressive doctrine, here's a bunch of solid reasons to think of life as a great adventure :-) ( )
  yuvalro | Nov 14, 2007 |
Originally published in 1991, this book presents the transcripts from 18 teaching by Ani Pema presented over the course of a 1989 month-long retreat at a Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. Each chapter can stand alone, but each does build on the others. Tonglen practice is presented and explored. In addition to Chogyam Trungpa, Pema quotes Thich Nhat Hanh, Black Elk, and Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Wonderful book. ( )
  bodhisattva | Jun 28, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0877736324, Paperback)

This book is about saying yes to life in all its manifestations—embracing the potent mixture of joy, suffering, brilliance, and confusion that characterizes the human experience. Pema Chödrön shows us the profound value of our situation of "no escape" from the ups and downs of life.

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An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

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