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Don't Bite the Hook Speech

Don't Bite the Hook: Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions

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Publisher's Summary

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 compassion for ourselves and others

©2018 Pema Chödrön (P)2018 Random House Audio

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    Insightful and great explanation to Shantideva's teachings. Wonderful guidance on how to work with anger and other negative emotions

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    I really needed this and it covered all the bases. definitely a must listen to again. pema as always in her great style delivers the message

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    Pema Chödrön presents the teachings of Shantideva in a way that is relatable and easy to understand.

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