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Jason

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  • "Wonderful translation and reading, ..."

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    Unfortunately, this recording is seriously marred by a loud and obnoxious Audible advertisement that starts IMMEDIATELY after the book is done. It is startling and incredibly out of place, especially considering the nature of this audiobook.

    Audible absolutely needs to release an updated version, changing nothing save removing this offensive advertisement, and this would be a fantastic recording!

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    Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated By Stephen Mitchell
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    In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Relaxing Listen"
  • "Fantastic collection of eye-opening..."

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    This is a well-selected collection of Alan Watts' lectures. The audio quality varies a bit, and is never crystal clear, but that is the nature of this material.

    The content is well presented and there are short, modern audio breaks between the lectures.

    If I had to offer a criticism it would be I would like the audiobook chapters to match the content sections - they don't seem to be related and it is a minor annoyance. Minor indeed, but that is the worst flaw I can point out with this superb series of lectures.

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    You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alan Watts
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    Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

    Doc S. Hodges says: "A life changing look at ancient philosophy"
  • "Rich and rewarding with a minor aud..."

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    The content is what it is - the traditional sayings of the Buddha. It's excellent and worth listening to over and over. I won't dwell on that - if you know what it is you know what it is and if you don't I encourage you to give it a listen and find out!

    On to specific issues with this particular recording:

    This translation struck me as very competent, if slightly awkward at a few places, which I think boils down to the use of British English over American English? Nothing major.

    The reader is just fine -- except for one minor point -- there is too much sibilance (this is the "hissing S" or "whistling" sound some of the other reviews note).

    This is absolutely the audio engineer's fault for not taking steps to deal with this issue in the recording process (called "de-essing"). I have other books with the same reader, and they do not exhibit the same problem. (I also happen to have some experience with audio production, so I know where to lay the blame in this specific case.)

    I don't think this renders the end result un-listenable, but it does detract from the experience. The publisher should correct this audio and it would be near-perfect expression of what it attempts to be.


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    Sayings of the Buddha: The Dhammapada

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    • By Buddha (translated by Thomas Byron)
    • Narrated By Jacob Needleman
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    Some sources say that the Buddha was born on or around April 8, 563 B.C. How many years have you been around without discovering his wisdom? According to tradition, the words of The Dhammapada come directly from the mouth of Buddha. This translation in particular is among the most poetic and spiritually insightful.

    Tyrone says: "Excellent in its wisdom"
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    "A combination of 3 books into one"

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    This is three of her books in one and will save you some dough.

    I know people that follow Pema Chodron’s book like some people follow the bible. However, I don’t think they've ever heard her talk. In the first book (talk) she talks about recent to the events before the events of this talk like weeks before she talks about losing her mind with her granddaughter. She talks about how monks that are suppose to be these people in complete harmony with the world around them really aren't. She talks about learning to deal with this and why its hard even for the Buddhist masters. In the second book she talks about compassion for everyone. She goes into depth concerning tonglen meditation. Which I've tried and it’s very hard at first. It’s very powerful once you get the hang of it. It’s about changing our relationship with pain and pleasure. Why run from pain? Why embrace pleasure? What is the real difference? I learned that the difference between pain and pleasure is perception. And it’s not easy to see it. I learned in the third book that doing tonglen meditation is very helpful.

  • Buddhism for Busy People

    "Great for beginners and experienced alike"

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    I got this book thinking that I would learn some quick meditations I could use throughout the day and some insight into being more present in the moment. I received much more than this. I learned not only some simple meditations and how to do them throughout the day. I also learned more about Buddhism than had been explained to me at any point in time. Here I learned that Buddhism doesn’t provide us with the ultimate divinity to make things better for us. Instead it provides us with the mental software to make things better for ourselves and others. I can also see why after finishing this book that Buddhism has been called the best free psychotherapy because it teaches empowerment. It is/may be the ultimate self development program. Through Buddhism we learn external events can’t make you happy. Remember Buddhism doesn’t like blind faith. If it doesn't work for you then find something that does. I was reminded why so many people don't like meditation and why my teacher kept telling people they had to practice more than 20 minutes a week. See
    meditation is like learning to play the piano you have to own it to learn it. Consistency is key is the key to learn anything.

    Buddhism explains what Albert Einstein meant when he said, 'Reality is an illusion all be it a persistent one.'

    I like this book and will look at more of his books on meditation.

  • Dalai Lama: Introduction to Buddhism

    "A great talk on Buddhism"

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    Here we listen to the Dalai Lama talk about Buddhism and it's history. We learn that the Dalai Lama has a great sense of humor and doesn't care where anyone comes from. Its a good thing that he had a translator available to him because he does struggle with english. Here we learn about the Tibetan Buddhism and their basic believes. Here we also learn why the Tibetans have never translated their teachings verbatim into english. This is a great talk to listen too.

  • Unconditional Confidence

    "Great talk given by a great teacher"

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    Here Pema Chodron gives her a personal interview at the end of the book about her past and how she came to be in Buddhism. She goes through here two meditations and one is very powerful. Here we learn about rooting ourselves to be flexible and preparing ourselves to be ready for the unexpected. I've been reading on old 'Earth' religions and they teach the same thing. I've found this technique very useful. Here you will find the information very useful and helpful.

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    4 of 4 helpful votes

    If you are like me and haven't read this book before then I would recommend skipping the intro. I had the misfortune of listening to it and it gave deep meanings of the book which I couldn't help but look for at every point in the book.
    Good book though.

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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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    • By Robert M. Pirsig
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    This thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth - and for himself - has touched and changed an entire generation, and is ready to reach out to a new one. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a motorcycle trip across America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal.

    Carl says: "definitive version, hasn't aged too badly"

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    Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality  by Pema Chodron Narrated by Pema Chodron

    Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality

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    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.

    J. Becker says: "Don't Need A Crowbar"
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    Practicing the Power of Now: Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

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    Practicing the Power of Now is a carefully arranged series of excerpts from the The Power of Now that directly gives us those exercises and keys. Return to those words, reflect on the words, reflect even on the space between the words and - maybe over time, maybe immediately - you'll discover something of life-changing significance.

    Jan says: "Excellent Refresher"
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    You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found  by Alan Watts

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    Doc S. Hodges says: "A life changing look at ancient philosophy"
  • 4.3 (408 ratings)
    Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles  by Pema Chodron Narrated by uncredited

    Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles

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    You can't get away from suffering. That's the good news, teaches Pema Chodron. For at the core of your most painful experiences, you will find the seeds of your awakening. On Noble Heart, this best-selling author and Tibetan Buddhist nun shows you how vulnerability is our greatest spiritual resource amid life's difficulties. Using special meditations and teachings, she shows how to cultivate your own noble heart, one that sheds its armor, and opens fearlessly to both heartache and delight.

    Jim says: "Wonderful, like a personal retreat"
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    The Pema Chodron Audio Collection  by Pema Chodron Narrated by Pema Chodron

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    Pema Chodron, one of the West's most beloved teachers of Buddhism, makes the Tibetan vajrayana tradition accessible in today's world. Now three of her most popular teachings are available in one audiobook set.

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    Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering (






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    Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

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    What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment.

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    Marijo says: "A Great Roadmap for the Path"
  • 4.3 (265 ratings)
    Tao Te Ching: A New English Version (






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    Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

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    In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Relaxing Listen"
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  • 4.4 (265 ratings)
    Opening the Door of Your Heart: And Other Buddhist Tales of Happiness (






UNABRIDGED) by Ajahn Brahm Narrated by Francis Greenslade

    Opening the Door of Your Heart: And Other Buddhist Tales of Happiness

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    • By Ajahn Brahm
    • Narrated By Francis Greenslade
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    During his wanderings and work over the last 30 years as a Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. While traditional Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of this collection, these thoughtful stories are written like playful parables, which are used to launch into a deeper exploration of subjects such as mindfulness, suffering, forgiveness, hope, wisdom, and unconditional love.

    Joanna says: "Listen and change your perspective"
  • The Power of Now (






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    The Power of Now

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    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    annhere says: "AWE INSPIRING!"
  • You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found  by Alan Watts

    You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found

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    Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

    Doc S. Hodges says: "A life changing look at ancient philosophy"
  • Walking the Walk: Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most  by Pema Chödrön Narrated by Pema Chödrön

    Walking the Walk: Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most

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    • By Pema Chödrön
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    It's one thing to hear a life-changing truth or to have a conceptual grasp on spiritual wisdom. But it’s another thing to "walk the walk" - or to put into practice the good advice we've been given. What does it mean to walk the walk in our everyday lives? According to Pema Chödrön, it means being down-to-earth, genuine, and perhaps most importantly, it means engaging in the teachings in order to actively confront anything and everything we’ve heretofore rejected in our attempts to find happiness.

    Claudine says: "Putting Lessons to Action"
  • Autobiography of a Yogi (






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    Autobiography of a Yogi

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    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
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    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    D says: "Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!"
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  • The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation (






UNABRIDGED) by Thich Nhat Hanh Narrated by John Lee

    The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

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    • By Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness - being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

    A. Kaestner says: "Excellent all around. Quality content and narratio"
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (






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    Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

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    • By Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Narrated By Jon Kabat-Zinn
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    It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us - sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress-reduction program, this groundbreaking audiobook shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

    Anna Dresner says: "Nice Introduction, but the Heart of it is Missing"
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert M. Pirsig Narrated by Michael Kramer

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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    This thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth - and for himself - has touched and changed an entire generation, and is ready to reach out to a new one. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a motorcycle trip across America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal.

    Carl says: "definitive version, hasn't aged too badly"
  • Practicing the Power of Now: Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now (






UNABRIDGED) by Eckhart Tolle Narrated by Eckhart Tolle

    Practicing the Power of Now: Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

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    Practicing the Power of Now is a carefully arranged series of excerpts from the The Power of Now that directly gives us those exercises and keys. Return to those words, reflect on the words, reflect even on the space between the words and - maybe over time, maybe immediately - you'll discover something of life-changing significance.

    Jan says: "Excellent Refresher"
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  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (






ABRIDGED) by Shunryu Suzuki Narrated by Peter Coyote

    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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    Shunryu Suzuki was a direct spiritual descendant of the renowned 13th-century Zen master Dogen, and his hugely influential Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind ranks with the great classics of Zen literature. Suzuki's clear, coherent translation of ancient beliefs and principles miraculously leaves all the subtleties of Zen intact, while adapting the language to modern sensibilities.

    David says: "superb"
  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao (






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    Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

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    Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

    Jesse says: "Changed my thoughts"
  • Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering (






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    Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

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    What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment.

    Suzanna Davis says: "lots of people vote and don't write reviews"
  • Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom (






UNABRIDGED) by Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius Narrated by Alan Bomar Jones

    Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom

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    Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

    Roy says: "Neurophysiological Explanation"
  • Kind Awareness: Guided Meditations for an Inner Revolution  by Noah Levine Narrated by Noah Levine

    Kind Awareness: Guided Meditations for an Inner Revolution

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    When faced with the injustice and suffering of the world, Noah Levine rebelled by getting angry-even though his bitterness almost led to his self-destruction through drugs and violence. What changed? "I discovered the greatest rebellion of all is an inner revolution fueled not by rage", says Levine, "but by deep and pervading kindness." With Kind Awareness, Levine shares foundational Buddhist insights and practices for uncovering our true nature and our innate potential for wisdom and compassion.

  • Meet the Buddha, Kill the Buddha: How to Awaken to Your Natural Joy (






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    Meet the Buddha, Kill the Buddha: How to Awaken to Your Natural Joy

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    If you are a human being and you ever experience life as being less than amazing and joyous and wonderful, this audiobook is for you. If you have ever wanted to know more about Buddhism and the Buddha but find books about eastern religion confusing and stuffy, this book is for you. If you long for a path that leads you not to dependence upon another religion or master or anything, but leads you right back to your own best self, this book is for you.

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    Zhizn i uchenie Buddyi

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    Pavel Aleksandrovich Bulanzhe (1864–1925) russkiy pisatel, perevodchik, memuarist.Zhelaya poznakomit shirokie sloi obschestva s nravstvenno-religioznyimi traditsiyami narodov mira, Bulanzhe opublikoval populyarnoe izlozhenie zhizni i ucheniya Buddyi.Kniga sostavlena takim obrazom, chtobyi chelovek, ne znakomyiy s pervoistochnikami buddizma, mog oschutit eticheskie i esteticheskie tsennosti etogo velikogo ucheniya.V izdanie voshli.

  • Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter Haskel Narrated by JB Thomas

    Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui

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    • Narrated By JB Thomas
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    The Tribute is translated here for the first time. Peter Haskel's introduction places Tosui in the context of the Japanese Zen of his period - a time when the identities of early modern Zen schools were still being formed and a period of spiritual crisis for many distinguished monks who believed that the authentic Zen transmission had long ceased to exist. Abiographical addendum offers a detailed overview of Tosui's life in light of surviving premodern sources.

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  • Walking the Walk: Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most  by Pema Chödrön Narrated by Pema Chödrön

    Walking the Walk: Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most

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    • By Pema Chödrön
    • Narrated By Pema Chödrön
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    It's one thing to hear a life-changing truth or to have a conceptual grasp on spiritual wisdom. But it’s another thing to "walk the walk" - or to put into practice the good advice we've been given. What does it mean to walk the walk in our everyday lives? According to Pema Chödrön, it means being down-to-earth, genuine, and perhaps most importantly, it means engaging in the teachings in order to actively confront anything and everything we’ve heretofore rejected in our attempts to find happiness.

    Claudine says: "Putting Lessons to Action"
  • The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, & Liberation (






UNABRIDGED) by Thich Nhat Hanh Narrated by Rene Ruiz

    The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, & Liberation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
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    In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy - all qualities of enlightenment.

    Mike says: "Good traditional information on Buddhism"
  • Basic Buddhism  by Robert Thurman Narrated by Robert Thurman

    Basic Buddhism

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    • By Robert Thurman
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    Robert Thurman's Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: The Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas.