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  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 82

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A funny Buddhist

  • By Pamela on 20-01-10

Life changing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I already have recommended this book to friends and one in particular who has really taken on the messages of acceptance and finding true contentment

What did you like best about this story?

Pema conveys the key messages of Bhudism in such simple and accessible ways. It really made it easy to get into the subject

What about Pema Chodron’s performance did you like?

It is really natural. There is no pretention and it is easy to relate to the stories she tells

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Being happy to live, not living to be happy

Any additional comments?

I cant recommend this highly enough! To say that it chnaged my life is no lie. It wasnt in a big dramatic way. I simply feel more confident and able to live life every day

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