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. Because 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.
"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