"Don't Bite the Hook" by Pema Chödrön on iTunes

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Classic Teaching!


Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children—and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses. In this recorded weekend retreat, Pema draws on Buddhist teachings from The Way of the Bodhisattva to reveal how we can:stay centered in the midst of difficulty, improve stressful relationships, step out of the downward spiral of self-hatred, awaken and have compassion for ourselves and others

Thank you, Pema!


I feel like I owe my life to Pema. About 10 years ago, struggling against life circumstances, someone gave me a book by her, and it was perfect for helping me see everything differently. Since then, my whole life has changed - I hardly resist anything, I have so much more understanding and compassion and life is so so much better! I think I have listened or read everything she has written. And I love how she has described herself starting on the path of transformation - I think she said something like, "If a shumck like me can do it, then anyone can". I have also heard that her presence now radiates deep loving energy.

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