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The Wisdom of No Escape

And the Path of Loving-Kindness
Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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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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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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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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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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  • Edward Suckling
  • 04-23-18

Life Changing Wisdom

I had been listening to Comfortable with Uncertainty repeatedly for about 5 years before this came out on Audible, and they are both amazing! A lot of this one is also in Comfortable with Uncertainty, but it is great to hear it in it's original context. These are my favourite dharma books, so dense with wisdom. Pema's writing had had a big impact on my life. She inspires me to try to turn towards uncomfortable emotions, and to experience them fully.

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  • Monserrat
  • 09-30-18

Complex teachings made intelligible

Joanna Rotte does a good job of presenting Pema Choödröns message that we need to stop running from pain and ourselves, and if we accept the tenet that both are imperfect and are kind to ourselves and others, embracing the complexity of existence *As it is* we will get more out life. I think Rotte with her inflections of humour serves the teachings and Chödrön well. A good listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-24-18

Audio quality is poor

I enjoyed it, but this audio book shouldn't be on Audible when the audio quality is so poor. It's a shame because the narrator is really very good. I think I will buy the actual book.

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