The Wisdom of No Escape: Best Introductory Buddhist Meditation book, by Pema Chodron.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 25, 2008
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The Wisdom of No EscapeWhy read… THE WISDOM OF NO ESCAPE > by Pema Chodron

I might’ve grown up a po’boy, but I had a loving mama who raised me healthfully and prioritized my education. So while I stilll have that queasy feeling in my gut whenever I proffer my debit card at Whole Foods, I’m aware that I got one of the luckier life situations going in this unfair world.

That said, on a daily basis, my mind is beset by worry, petty issues, longings and temper tantrums. And so the best “product” I could review here ain’t the Electra Amsterdam, Chico Bag, fair-trade cappucino with non-drugged cow milk, climbing at the Spot, or Mad Men (my latest fave). No, it’s something that’s been a daily anchor for that most fundamental thing to living a good life: sanity

Meditation helps me to rise above the ocean of samsara I find in my mind, each morning after I wake up, and each evening, before I go to bed and dream about….work. >> VIA WAYLON LEWIS.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “The Wisdom of No Escape: Best Introductory Buddhist Meditation book, by Pema Chodron.”

  1. Heather says:

    I gave this book to my dad for Christmas last year, his first brush with Buddhism. I don’t know if he’s read it yet, but Pema’s clarity and gentle delivery of important teachings made this one my #1 choice to introduce my dad to Buddhism.