Yes definitely! Mark Epstein was one of the first buddhism teachers I discovered and his psychology background intrigued me when I was a young college student. The first book I read was Going on Being, and since then I've learned so much about meditation and buddhism and I reread that book recently and realized how he was the first one I read that started me on this path. I am continuing my path with all of his books on audio now. This one, Thoughts without a thinker, is my favorite!
It's a stand alone book.
That he reads it, that he makes it feel like you are there talking with him.
Yes! And I have more than once.
I recommend this book constantly as I read it at least once a year, it's that good! I read it first in the late nineties in paperback and I never forgot it. Even then (in my early twenties) I was telling everyone about it. When I first joined audible in 2005 I looked for it and it wasn't available, then audible got it and I am so thankful they did!
There are so many memorable moments! When Jeff goes back in time, lives this new completely different life, makes it all the way back to age 43 and then has the heart attack again and it starts all over...didn't see that coming. Then the most other memorable part is when Jeff sees the Spielberg-type movie and realizes there is someone else who is like him traveling back through time that wrote the movie...it's a woman. I want to see the movie that's described in this book. Don't want to give too much away it's so real imagining what you would do to make money since you know all the winners of ALL sports games, what stocks become huge (Apple, IBM)...and would you try to stop the assassination of JFK if you could?
Yes! Unforgettable! One of the best books I've ever read. It keeps you in the story without much effort next thing you know five hours have gone by.
Read this book! I don't give many reviews and I don't recommend just anything...so trust me when I say you will not be disappointed. Everyone I've told about this book that read it was in awe just like me.
Tara Brach was confirming concepts I've been reading about: Ekhardt Tolle, Byron Katie, ACIM. When the student is ready the teacher appears. And wow...thank you Tara!
I can listen to it again and again and get something out of it each time.
Cassandra Campbell is my favorite narrator ironically. She was one of the narrators in The Help. This was a great combo for me: fav narrator and fav subject matter.
All the great and different stories that explain things in a way that resonates. And disrupting our habitual behaviors in order to accept in the moment...try it!
I first heard of Tara Brach on Hay House Radio in 2007 and I had only heard a meditation by her but I loved it. So I was going in sorta blind on this book and I was so thrilled she was talking about exactly what I was studying. I've read Jack Kornfield, Mark Epstein, Pema Chodron and Ram Dass...Tara is right up there with the master teachers.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it! And I don't recommend just any book. If you are wondering if the man in your life is someone you can work a deal with or not this book will help. It puts things in perspective and not only points out flaws with certain men it also asks you to look at yourself plus she gives incredible examples!!
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