I don't know what it was that made me buy this book. I guess the answer is actually within this book. But I can say honestly that I am so sad that it's over. I could listen to this odyssey forever. Written with humor and wisdom and performed flawlessly, this story was a total joy to savor. My taste in books leans to Koontz, Patterson, Baldacci, etc. this was definitely not my style. I say this so that all of you with my same tastes don't turn away from this. It will be a major mistake if you do.
As one reviewer noted, keep going beyond the first 10 minutes and you will have a great book. In a nutshell, a story of someone resistant to spirituality told in a humorous enough way that you want to hear more. I'm sure many listeners will find sections that make them laugh because they can relate to the situations in question. The 'clash' between real life and spirituality are unpacked brilliantly. Underneath the humour there are many insightful and serious messages. I found myself thinking long after listening... Great narrator.
I love reading for pleasure and obtaining new insights. Audible is perfect for me /visual issues. Thanks listeners for helpful reviews!
Beautiful tale of Spiritual Awakening. Not for those with rigidly closed minds. However, if one is open to learning it is the perfect story of one typical American Christian mans journey from boxed in to peeking out ...
Hold crystals and sweat lodges! The idea of growing towards deeper peace and spirituality from the eyes of an average, corporate working person was Identifiable....and yes, enlightening. For me It illustrated that expanded thought is possible without going all fuzzy and new age'y. Bonus; The book was funny, engaging and Unfolded at a natural pace.
I could not recommend this read to anyone I know
No. The monotone quality of his voice left the listener begging for any ounce of deflection.
The first six chapters that I suffered through, couldn't to listen to more then that
If I said the writing of this book was lackluster, it would be a complement. I have never read of caricatures more boring . I kept waiting for something, ANYTHING to take a turn; however, by mid chapter six I realized that it wasn't going to.
The performance is amazing. The way the narrator change his voice to imitate the foreign language is so professional
Compared to other “seek yourself” books, this one is considered one of the best. Linking the ideas of the author with a story makes it very enjoyable journey.
I didn't encounter a complete change after reading the book, but it really helped me with reviewing some aspect of my current “material” life.
worth the cost
I was waiting for something like a turning point to the story, or something unexpected. Until I realized that I was already past half of the Audiobook, and that it was all that there was to the nook; after that, I was not really that excited anymore to finish the book.
I think a reader expecting more about Rinposhe's track of thoughts would be better off reading Osho's books (non-audio).
Good narration though.
Reading the review I got ready and tuned in to be taken away from my thought processing of that moment. I was so disappointed at mid point with the author's mindset that I wanted to end my listening immediately. So thankful my spirit would not settle until I moved on from where I had left off. It's a slow and for some, meandering read but like any awakening it hits it's stride and the story is an rewarding journey. Breakfast with Buddha is a heart holding ride through one's own presence. I am thankful for listening to me to hear me better.