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John

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  • Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practices for Difficult Times

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    • Narrated By Pema Chodron
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (61)

    For over 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used lojong (literally, "mind training") to transform difficulties into insights, and conflict into genuine communication. Lojong practice uses a special meditation technique and 59 written maxims - a treasury of practical wisdom that inspires everyday awareness. Awakening Compassion is the first audio retreat on the practice of lojong taught by Pema Chödrön, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and best-selling author.

    Tammy says: "Pema Is A Hidden Treasure"
    "Valuable teachings!"
    Overall

    I love her description of Ego in one talk. These lojong teachings are powerful, and pema teaches them really well.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles

    • NONE (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (20)

    Learn how to use the gift of pain with Pema Chödrön, a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. She teaches that it is in suffering where you will find the seeds of your awakening and that vulnerability is actually your greatest spiritual resource. You'll learn how to create your own spiritual retreat, the key teachings necessary for cultivating your own "soft spot" - the gateway to your own noble heart, the promise of the Four Limitless Ones, and the teachings on the Six Paramitas: the Buddha's own map of the journey to enlightenment. This program was recorded within the peaceful shrine room of Gampo Abbey, Chödrön's home on the cliffs of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

    Lucretia says: "Calming Effect"
    "Pema on Boddhichitta"
    Overall

    I've listened to this many many times, and I get something new and valuable from it each time. I'll listen to it a lot more.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Your Buddha Nature: Teachings on the Ten Perfections

    • NONE (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jack Kornfield
    • Narrated By Jack Kornfield
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    Stephen Hedt says: "A great presentation. Very helpful & Inspiring"
    "fun and helpful"
    Overall

    Jack Kornfield is a great story teller and teacher. He weaves helpful, profound explanations of the dharma in with modern contexts and timeless stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    • Narrated By Pema Chodron
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (134)

    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"
    "pema's teaching keeps getting better"
    Overall

    Pema's recent teachings based on Shantideva have been really useful to me, and are profoundly relevant to this time.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret & Science of Happiness

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Yongey Mingyur, Eric Swanson
    • Narrated By Eric Swanson, Jason Scott Campbell
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, he weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience.

    John says: "abridged!"
    "abridged!"
    Overall

    This is a great, great book. Unfortunately this audio version is severly abridged. Better to read the print version.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Enlightenment

    • ABRIDGED (17 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Shinzen Young
    • Narrated By Shinzen Young
    Overall
    (375)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (122)

    Demystify mysticism and learn techniques to move yourself beyond emotional and intellectual blocks into a realm of clear insight and inner peace. In this complete curriculum for self-investigation Shinzen Young - one of America's foremost meditation teachers - covers traditional teachings, scientific insights, and practical instruction to show you exactly how enlightenment works, and how to begin your own journey to inner liberation. Topics include concentration, awareness, and merging techniques to explore the self and the world around you, how spiritual practices work in Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish mysticism, Sufism, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other mystical traditions, as well as 6 complete guided meditation sessions and a host of insights on how to choose and establish your own meditation practice.

    Emese says: "Great Book"
    "really good!"
    Overall

    I haven't run across Shinzen Young in the context of any of my other studies of dharma or meditation, but I'm glad to have come across these talks here. I've listened to them several times.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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