The Wisdom of No Escape
The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape

And the Path of Loving-Kindness

By Pema Chödrön

The Wisdom of No Escape gives a clear introduction to shamatha-vipashyana meditation (shi-n and lhatong). Pema Chdrn has a warm and encouraging style with touches of gentle humour. It is an excellent book for those who are new to meditation, or for experienced meditators who would like to experience new vigour in their practice. The book encourages us to make friends with ourselves using the practice of meditation. It is who we are right now that counts. We do not need to purge our neuroses – we simply have to be here and now in order to be fully awake. The practice of meditation helps us to get to know ourselves, without judgements or expectations. Pema Chdrn teaches that the Path of Loving-Kindness begins with ourselves. Only when we like ourselves can we possibly hope to like others – and thus help them.

 
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