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 Chodron shows us the profound value of our situation of "no escape" from the ups and downs of life.
About the Author
Pema Chodron is an American bhikshuni, or Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. Since her ordination in 1974, Ane Pema ("Ane" is a Tibetan honorific for a nun) has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is the director of Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. Pema Chodron is also an acharya (master teacher) in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.
"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