Don't Bite the Hook

Don't Bite the Hook

Finding Freedom From Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions

Audiobook CD - 2007
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"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"--Publisher's web site.
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : Shambhala Audio ; New York : Distributed by Random House, cp2007.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781590304341
1590304349
Branch Call Number: BF 575.A5 C545 2007
CDAUDIO 158.1 Chodron
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Do not bite the hook

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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... Read More »


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Mar 26, 2017

I love this audiobook! Pema Chodrin’s down-to-earth interpretation of ancient Buddhist teachings brings it right home to where we live. With engaging personality she suggests we train for huge adversity by practicing with little sufferings – traffic jams, mosquito bites, not getting the seat you wanted – without complaint or anger. Her humour shines through as she urges us to plant positive thoughts in negative situations … "May I and this bastard obtain enlightenment together". She asks, “Why get angry at people for their temporary relapse? That’s like getting angry at the sky for having clouds passing through it.” This one’s a keeper for me, to listen to over and over.

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ReadRobin
Mar 12, 2015

Very helpful in my life at this time. Somehow she helps me see how I have bitten the hook so many times for so many years. Working to loosen the hold of my anxiety, recently returned after years of distraction by the irritations of others in my life, now I need an action I can take that will loosen the ever tightening noose of my anxiety.

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psrjock2002
Jul 29, 2012

Very Good CD. However not practical unless you you have her (Pema Chodron's) version of Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva to go along side by side.

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