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The Wisdom of No Escape

And the Path of Loving-Kindness
Written by: Pema Chödrön
Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves, and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms lies in remaining open to life in all circumstances, and here Pema Chödrön shows us how. When we embrace the happiness and suffering, intelligence and confusion that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a wellspring of courageous love within our hearts.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Great book for acceptance of life's journey

Talks all about finding purpose behind the emotions that drive us and how to make peace.

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  • jenjen
  • 2019-08-07

Narrator doesn't do Pema justice.

I have listened to many recordings of Pema's teaching. Her compassion, kindness, and non-judgmentalness comes through very clearly in her voice. Her voice alone makes me feel understood and safe. This narrator does the opposite of that. She adds judgmental inflections and tones where I really think Pema would not. It is really hard for me to get through listening to this. I don't want to return it bc the content is so good. I hope that anyone who listens to this also listens to some recordings of Pema's teachings so you can really catch her spirit.

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  • christine ferry
  • 2019-07-19

Continue to learn

I’ve read Pema’s books for years, listening to them with the sleep timer is an extra bonus. I like to fall asleep thinking of positive messages with insight for personal growth.

This book is no exception- Pema teaches the important lessons of loving kindness and introspection without judgement.

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  • Bryan Kramer
  • 2019-07-29

Wow!

I am moved and am a richer human being for having spent time with Pena’s masterful way with words and explanation. Now to buy her other books.

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