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Barbara

Tucson, AZ, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhism

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert Thurman
    • Narrated By Robert Thurman
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (107)

    Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. With The Jewel Tree of Tibet, honored scholar and teacher Robert Thurman brings these insights to you as they were meant to be transmitted, through the spoken word.

    K. Cunningham says: "beautiful Buddhist teachings"
    "hard to express"
    Overall

    It seems trite but I find it hard to express the gratitude I feel for receiving this great teaching
    from a truly great teacher. ROBERT Thurman makes the complex and esoteric clear as a bell

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (80)

    Best selling author Amir Aczel (God's Equation) delves into the riddle of infinity, religion and science with "mad" mathematician Georg Cantor, in what Booklist calls "an indispensable book for anyone interested in the darker side of intellectual progress."

    Jeffrey says: "beauty in numbers"
    "interesting book well narrated"
    Overall

    This is another fine book by the author. To me the subject matter wasn't quite so interesting as that of Entanglement but still an interesting read. Once again, a superb job by the narrator.
    This isn't Shakespeare. It is science and the narrator couldn't have done a better job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (77)

    The young field of quantum mechanics holds out the promise that some of humanity's wildest dreams may be realized. Serious scientists, working off of theories first developed by Einstein and his colleagues 70 years ago, have been investigating the phenomenon known as "entanglement," one of the strangest aspects of the strange universe of quantum mechanics. New experiments suggest it does happen, and that it may lead to unbreakable codes, and even teleportation...

    Kenneth says: "Quantum Physics + People = Good Stuff"
    "flawless"
    Overall

    This is the best book I have ever read on quantum mechanics-it's history and one of it's most mysterious qualities. The narrator is flawless and a perfect choice for this type of book. The fact that his presentation was so clean and direct made the material easier to understand. Highly recommended for those who want to be informed and mystified.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Translated, Edited by Jeffrey Hopkins
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Hopkins
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    We all possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. Now, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and best selling author helps you begin the path to enlightenment in this easy-access reference for daily practice.

    Barbara says: "What a Blessing!"
    "What a Blessing!"
    Overall

    At first, I gave this title only 4 stars, but then I found myself listening to it everyday in the car. Suddenly, my life has changed,
    my practice has risen several notches and my behaviour has been modified. What a Blessing in the truly Buddhist sense.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Awakening the Buddhist Heart

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lama Surya Das
    • Narrated By Lama Surya Das
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Using down-to-earth, everyday experiences and stories, as well as specific ancient Buddhist practices and mediations, Surya Das illustrates how to develop authentic presence, how to connect to our own experience, build deeper relationships, and embrace life's lessons. Also from Lama Surya Das: Awakening the Buddha Within.

    Barbara says: "Not much here!"
    "Not much here!"
    Overall

    I was disappointed in this work. It was a little too mundane for me,
    and a little trite. I would recommend other audible titles on buddhism and insight by Pema Chodron, Shinzen Young or Thich Nhat Hahn.
    The most wonderful, informative and entertaining work on Buddhism on audible is "The Middle Way-Buddhism."
    As for "Awakening the Buddhist Heart", not that enlightening nor informative.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Middle Way: The Story of Buddhism

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jinananda
    • Narrated By David Timson, Anton Lesser
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (21)

    General interest in Buddhism has never been higher. The story and teachings of a man who lived 2,500 years ago have a special resonance for us today, perhaps because he taught a way of life that was not based on belief in a creator god but rather on personal experience. "Test my words for yourself," he said. But what lies behind those distinctive images of the Buddha, seated with unshakeable poise, with eyes half-closed and a slight smile? Jinananda, a Western-born Buddhist, divides the subject into the Three Jewels....

    Brandon says: "Rocking..."
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    Entertaining, informative and inspiring. Explains all of the basic concepts of Buddhism, including conditionality. Play this CD over and over. It's always enlightening and interesting!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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