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How to Practice Audiobook

How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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Publisher's Summary

As human beings, we 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 listeners begin the path to enlightenment in a very special audiobook - an easy-access reference for daily practice as well as a stunning new illumination of the timeless wisdom of His Holiness.

How to Practice will guide you toward nurturing compassion, refraining from doing harm, maintaining mental tranquility, and how to develop wisdom. Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this accessible audiobook is a constant and daily companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. The Dalai Lama shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers the Dalai Lama's own sage and practical insight into the human psyche and what binds us all together.

©2002 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins, All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The Dalai Lama offers elegant clarity about the paradoxes at the heart of Buddhism." (Publishers Weekly)
"As a primer on living the good life, few books compete with How to Practice." (Amazon.com)

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    Hebe New Zealand 02-15-08
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    "How to practice"

    As with the Dalai Lama other work very inspirational and read with ease. Listening is so much easier than reading.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Travis Sedro Woolley, WA, USA 09-25-05
    Travis Sedro Woolley, WA, USA 09-25-05
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    "Very deep!"

    I have to admit that I am pretty new to this type of book and have never before read anything even remotely related to Buddhism. This book quickly became very confusing for me to the point of loosing interest. Definately not a beginners book on 'practicing'.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John 06-16-05
    John 06-16-05
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    "Not the best book for those new to Buddhism"

    Although I found this book provided me with a greater understanding of Buddhism and some valuable insights, the majority of the text was overly theoretical and complex for a beginner such as myself. It may mean more to someone more advanced in their understanding of the concepts discussed.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Maisie 06-07-11
    Maisie 06-07-11
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    "Wonderful Book, Excellent Narrator"

    The timeless wisdom and gentle guidance of His Excellency the Dalai Lama are beautifully narrated in this Audible offering. Only a basic knowledge of Buddhism is needed to appreciate these wonderful teachings. A copy of the printed book would be helpful if the reader wishes to follow the practices. Highly recommended!

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    Kelly Estacada, OR, USA 09-05-05
    Kelly Estacada, OR, USA 09-05-05
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    I found the book difficult to understand and apply to my life.

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    Matthew 01-22-16
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    "Concise Explanation of Buddhism and It's Practice"

    As I am new to Buddhism, I have floundered in finding a personal, daily practice. I'm one that cannot truly commit myself to anything without having a personal understanding and conviction of that understanding. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has beautifully presented here a concise and easily understood teaching of the basic principles of Buddhism, and offered suggestion as to how to incorporate those principles into your daily life. I am most grateful for this book and the friend that suggested it to me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jorge Mesa, AZ, USA 05-04-06
    Jorge Mesa, AZ, USA 05-04-06
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    "Not for the lay man"

    Not a bad book but I was most definetely the target audience. People that are into yoga and buddism may be able to take more advantage of this book.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James Adams PHOENIX, AZ, US 10-19-03
    James Adams PHOENIX, AZ, US 10-19-03 Member Since 2002
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    "How to Practice - Buddism, in Particular"

    I am a Christian who has studied and appreciated Buddist and Zen philosophies for their wisdom regarding living in the present and freedom from the tyranny of material desire. I found this work both light in such general wisdom and tiresome in its emphasis on Buddism-specific religious ideology, particularly reincarnation.

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    Robert Toledo, OH, USA 09-30-06
    Robert Toledo, OH, USA 09-30-06
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    "Didn't do much for me"

    Nice listen but nothing that seemed profound

    0 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    James Palmyra, VA, USA 12-01-04
    James Palmyra, VA, USA 12-01-04
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    "This book is a"

    Caution! Do not attempt to listen to this while driving.... You will be sleeping within minutes. I guess I am not open minded enough for this. Wish I could return it - but it was a gift : (

    I am sure the hippies out there will love it! Hari Krishna... Hari Krishna..

    2 of 64 people found this review helpful

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