There's a rebel within you. It's the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It's your rebel buddha - the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day-to-day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It's the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth.
Dzogchen Ponlop guides you through the inner revolution that comes from unleashing your rebel buddha. He explains how, by training your mind and understanding your true nature, you can free yourself from needless suffering. He presents a thorough introduction to the essence of the Buddha's teachings and argues that, if we are to bring these teachings fully into our personal experience, we must go beyond the cultural trappings of traditional Asian Buddhism. We all want to find some meaningful truth about who we are, he says, but we can only find it guided by our own wisdom - by our own rebel buddha within.
Introduction read by the author.
©2010 Dzogchen Ponlop (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shatters old myths and sweeps away cultural baggage, presenting the essence of the Buddha’s teachings in a fresh, contemporary voice. With uncommon clarity and authority, he offers a new vision for the future of Buddhism that is at once shocking and hopeful. This is a small book with a big message that is timely and important." (Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart)
"The author's practical approach is disarming, especially when applying Buddhism to the challenges of everyday life." (Publishers Weekly)
Dzogchen Ponlop is one of the leaders in Westernizing Buddhism. Although born and trained in a traditional Tibetan style, he now lives in Seattle, starts his day with coffee and ends it with The Daily Show. This book provides teachings on the Buddhist path in a straightforward manner that is accessible to everyone. If you have wondered if Buddhism is for you, or are just curious about it, this book is a great beginning.
Where profound book that will challenge you to think independently. For many people this book probably will be problem to accept since you will not get defined answers or directions for you to follow rather guidance on how to ask questions that may lead you to find path you been looking for. Been going through this book three times already and always learn something new.
It is engaging and full with life wisdom.
Listen it at least two times and you will be surprised how much you will learn on 2nd time
Dzogchen Ponlop does a superb job of presenting the basics of Buddhism from a perspective that's exceptionally clear to modern Westerners. The message is 2500 years old. The way the message is delivered is fresh and up-to-date.
I am new to this subject and will have to listen to it again as it is so full of information. I did get a very good view of Buddhism. Enough that I will read further on the subject.
Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.
For a good, basic introduction to Buddhism, it gets the job done. After studying the subject for most of my adult life, there's just not anything particularly new here.
I catch a lot of drive time and enjoy a good listen.
I have found this is audio title is one I like to listen to again and again. The narration is excellent and spot on!
I like the contemporary approach to Buddhism this book offers.
The book present the different levels of spiritual journey in the eyes of modern obstacles.
I enjoyed it and even bought the hard copy version.
the best of the buddha books.
art of happiness
its simple and to the point. great examples and easy instruction
yes but in an open heart way
Take Buddhism out of the prayer hall, divorce it from mysterious superstition and vague crystal waving and you're left with a clear reasonable approach to living well. The author does a great job of removing the 'hocus-pocus' while guiding the reader to the common sense core of Buddhist philosophy.
This is the most pretentious and assuming book I have ever read. I had to control myself from rolling my eyes over and over again.
"The only person that can save you is you." This book is full of lines like this.
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