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For a good, basic introduction to Buddhism, it gets the job done. After studying the subject for most of my adult life, there's just not anything particularly new here.
I catch a lot of drive time and enjoy a good listen.
I have found this is audio title is one I like to listen to again and again. The narration is excellent and spot on!
Great read when searching for a start. Love the natural and simple approach. You inspired me.
The performance was effective and kept me interested. Would love to hear Mr. Jonathan Davis again!
I totally enjoyed this book. It was easily comprehended, well read and had many bits of wisdom that were applicable to my daily life. I will listen to this book several more times as I am sure that their are many insights that I missed.
I have read many books on the Dharma. This one, as its title suggests, is a bit edgier than some of the others. I appreciated it, and enjoyed it.
Husband/Father, Educator, Gamer
I have read various books on Buddhism over the years, but Ponlop is a special teacher who provides a vision for a new generation that is not stuck in the trappings and outward appearances of previous generations who have wrapped Buddhism up as something exoctic. Ponlop offers teachings that help connect Buddhism to the hear and now the way that Buddha intended it to be. For those of Generation Xers such as Ponlop, I think it is easier to find the meaning in the teachings in the way that they are presented here. I was not overly thrilled by the performance. It is hard to make this type of writing interesting when you are not the one who wrote the words. The content, though, more than makes up for the delivery.
Old School R&B Fool
Illuminated the Path
The explanation of the tenets of Buddhism using Western (American) culture images, phrases and indioms made this book relative to westerners searching for serenity, peace and enlightenment. Instead of leaving us with an image of the isolated monk, we are assured that the Path winds itself through our daily lives.
As is my usual desire, I would have liked Dzogchen Ponlop to narrate the whole thing. It was comforting to hear him read the introduction and know his purpose in sharing his knowledge and compassion. Jonathan Davis' narration, however, was clear, easily followed and provided emphasis that enabled focus and learning of the