In her previous books, Pema Chödrön offered the compelling vision of becoming a "spiritual warrior"—cultivating compassion, courage, and wisdom under all circumstances. Her vision of enlightened living has resonated strongly with readers from many backgrounds, resulting in cumulative sales of more than a million copies. Here, she goes beyond introducing and inspiring readers to showing them exactly how they can each become a bodhisattva, or one who exemplifies kindness, caring, and fearlessness. In this audiobook, read by Joanna Rotté, Pema presents the time-tested spiritual program that guides her own life. No Time to Lose is a commentary on the core Buddhist text The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), written in the eighth century by the Indian Buddhist sage Shantideva. This text outlines a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva. Drawing on examples from everyday life, Pema's fresh and accessible commentary shows us how this timeless spiritual path is open and available to all of us.
11½ hours. Unabridged.
“No Time to Lose represents the fruition of Chödrön’s years of practice and study: a traditional commentary in which passages from The Way of the Bodhisattva are interspersed with her ever-approachable and pithy instructions for daily life.”—Parabola
“In this ambitious and profound work, Chödrön hits high stride, creating a wide-ranging, accessible, and soul-stirring commentary on the classic Buddhist text The Way of the Bodhisattva.”—Spirituality and Health
“Narrator Joanna Rotté is a student of Buddhism and puts her experience to good use here, capturing crucial nuances of the text and clearly presenting them to listeners. Rotté’s performance projects calm, but possesses enough energy to convey the author’s calls to action, as well as a motherly tone that evokes nurturing and balance.”—Publishers Weekly