The Wisdom of No Escape
And the Path of Loving Kindness
By Pema Chodron
(Shambhala, Paperback, 9781570628726, 120pp.)
Publication Date: August 21, 2001
Other Editions of This Title: , Hardcover
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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.
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.
"The Wisdom of No Escape offers down-to-earth guidance in cultivating basic sanity and befriending ourselves in the venerable tradition of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche."—Yoga Journal
"Pema's deep experience and her fresh way of looking at things are like mountain water—clear and refreshing, as good dharma should be."—Jack Kornfield
"Here's a woman who embodies her message. She speaks from genuine connection to the source."—Helen Palmer, author of The Enneagram