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Don't Bite the Hook

Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions
Written by: Pema Chödrön
Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children - and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses. In this recorded weekend retreat, Pema draws on Buddhist teachings from The Way of the Bodhisattva to reveal how we can:

  • Stay centered in the midst of difficulty
  • Improve stressful relationships
  • Step out of the downward spiral of self-hatred
  • Awaken compassion for ourselves and others

©2018 Pema Chödrön (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Pema shares wonderful tool to help us in our day to day living, to break the cycles.

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Wonderful

I’ve learned so much from this, specifically how to process these uncomfortable emotions and I am grateful 💜

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Comforting and much needed!

Loved it - her voice, how it was built and the message - I'll start over again right away!

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Amazing Teaching!!

Have played this twice so far and have learned so much...I will continue to listen to this.

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Powerful

Wonderfully true authentic and heart reaching. On my 3rd listen. Highly recommended for everyone looking for internal peace.

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  • Barbara J
  • 2018-12-09

always inspiring

In a world filled with so many things that can "hook" us, Pema Chodron teaches us how NOT to bite the hook. Very liberating!

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  • Kimm Harris
  • 2018-05-23

Always learning from Pema

No matter how many times I listen to this book, I learn. Thanks to Pema for making these teachings so much more available to me.

I like that Pema reads her work.

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  • Tawanda
  • 2018-04-22

Owner's manual for being human

Reading this book was like finding my Owner's manual for being human. It reminds us all how alike we are and how we can ease our own suffering as well as that of others.

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  • Sue Gambill-Read
  • 2018-08-25

Pema is my valium

She keeps me from being dark, morose and combative in my life. I can dip into any of her talks and get recentered.

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  • Edie Pier
  • 2019-04-10

Reads well, enlightening, and informative

Reads like a lecture so it is very easy listening. I enjoyed most the question and answer session at the end of the audio. This book provides real answers and real tools that are changing my life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-02-23

Pema's Great

This is a really good book. It's very clear and interesting. Narrated by Pema..makes it better, than the others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-16

Wish Everyone Would Listen to This

I bought this looking for help with personal issues and annoyances of daily life. I also found help dealing with our polarized culture. Very timely!

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  • S. Kamp
  • 2019-09-05

everyone should listen to this

in 2019's political climate these talks hold the answers to all that is wrong with the world. please share with everyone.

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  • Julie Ballinger
  • 2019-08-27

Beloved teacher

Gentleness and honesty comes together in a way you can really understand and embrace these wisdom traditions.

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  • Albert Martins
  • 2019-07-17

Exceptional

Exceptional . Deep wisdom presented in an easy to understand way. Soothing voice makes it pleasant to hear repeatedly - which is necessary to fully absorb it's life-changing lessons.