Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

  • by Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by Pema Chödrön
  • 1 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema. "We say 'I'm a failure.'" But what if failing wasn't just "okay"... but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being?
Here, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on facing the unknown - in ourselves and in the world - and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For listeners of all faiths who are at a life crossroads, this brilliant gem of kindness and clarity is sure to earn its place in our kitchens, offices, and backpacks, ready to help us get back on our feet and into our hearts. Includes an in-depth interview with Pema Chödrön and Tami Simon.

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Not what I thought it would be

Would you try another book written by Pema Chödrön or narrated by Pema Chödrön?

No


What could Pema Chödrön have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It was not very profound or core shaking, just a conversation. I didn't feel it was meaningful for me. May be it could be the right one for someone else. Just not for me!


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- Giyah

More heartfelt words from Pema

This is composed of two parts. Part One is a speech that Pema gave to a graduation ceremony at a University in the US. Part Two is an interview with Tami Simon. Both are interesting, discussing the theme of failing, and failing better.

Of the two parts I found the interview much more insightful. The first part is enjoyable to listen to, Pema is always insightful, compassionate and funny. But the second part gave a real insight in to her own life experiences, the path she has taken, and her life in relation to the theme. I thought the questions were kindly and carefully presented and presented real opportunity for teaching.

Short but recommended.
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- kjzee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2015
  • Publisher: Sounds True