We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Rebel Buddha Audiobook

Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (636 )
5 star
 (310)
4 star
 (177)
3 star
 (88)
2 star
 (39)
1 star
 (22)
Overall
4.2 (494 )
5 star
 (247)
4 star
 (133)
3 star
 (73)
2 star
 (24)
1 star
 (17)
Story
4.2 (499 )
5 star
 (256)
4 star
 (144)
3 star
 (64)
2 star
 (22)
1 star
 (13)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 03-14-12
    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 03-14-12 Member Since 2016

    Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5494
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    375
    212
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2359
    19
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good intro to the subject"

    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.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jesse 09-02-12
    Jesse 09-02-12 Member Since 2013

    I catch a lot of drive time and enjoy a good listen.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    75
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Keep listening to this one..."
    Any additional comments?

    I have found this is audio title is one I like to listen to again and again. The narration is excellent and spot on!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cian Culver City, CA, USA 02-27-17
    Cian Culver City, CA, USA 02-27-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Super accessible"

    what an amazingly accessible text on the meaning behind Buddha's teachings. the narration is easy to listen to and he peels back the onion layer by layer. I'm inspired to seek more and go deeper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 11-10-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Rebel at Peace"

    Great read when searching for a start. Love the natural and simple approach. You inspired me.

    The performance was effective and kept me interested. Would love to hear Mr. Jonathan Davis again!

    Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Niel 09-23-16
    Niel 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Old age philosophy - new age practice"

    Great audio and application in real life a real winner for better life in a modern world

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mr. Jim 02-25-16
    Mr. Jim 02-25-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This book made me generally happy :)"

    I am very happy that I read this book, I felt as if it was a good intro into Buddhism, and I look forward to reading more Buddhist styled books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D. Raynal San Francisco,, CA USA 04-24-15
    D. Raynal San Francisco,, CA USA 04-24-15 Member Since 2012

    primato

    HELPFUL VOTES
    43
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Down to Earth and practical wisdom"
    What did you love best about Rebel Buddha?

    I totally enjoyed this book. It was easily comprehended, well read and had many bits of wisdom that were applicable to my daily life. I will listen to this book several more times as I am sure that their are many insights that I missed.


    Any additional comments?

    Totally enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    GC Fourie South Africa 04-22-15
    GC Fourie South Africa 04-22-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simply fantastic narration!"

    Loved it. A very mind centric approach to Buddhism. Narrator is the best I have expetienced to date.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ButterflyGirl 03-06-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Provocative"

    I have read many books on the Dharma. This one, as its title suggests, is a bit edgier than some of the others. I appreciated it, and enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christopher Davis United States 10-29-12
    Christopher Davis United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016

    Husband/Father, Educator, Gamer

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    97
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Buddhism for a new generation"

    I have read various books on Buddhism over the years, but Ponlop is a special teacher who provides a vision for a new generation that is not stuck in the trappings and outward appearances of previous generations who have wrapped Buddhism up as something exoctic. Ponlop offers teachings that help connect Buddhism to the hear and now the way that Buddha intended it to be. For those of Generation Xers such as Ponlop, I think it is easier to find the meaning in the teachings in the way that they are presented here. I was not overly thrilled by the performance. It is hard to make this type of writing interesting when you are not the one who wrote the words. The content, though, more than makes up for the delivery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.