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Rebel Buddha Audiobook
Rebel Buddha
Written by: 
Dzogchen Ponlop
Narrated by: 
Jonathan Davis, Dzogchen Ponlop
Rebel Buddha Audiobook

Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom

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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)

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    Eric R Linsky 01-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "buddhism without the "ism""

    Alll of the valuable advice found within buddhism, without any of the cultural trappings. Some reviewers have said it is the only book you will need on the subject, and I find it hard to disagree.

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    D. Raynal San Francisco,, CA USA 04-24-15
    D. Raynal San Francisco,, CA USA 04-24-15 Member Since 2012

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    "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
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    GC Fourie South Africa 04-22-15
    GC Fourie South Africa 04-22-15
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    "Simply fantastic narration!"

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

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    ButterflyGirl 03-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "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.

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    Totem Doodle 02-11-15 Member Since 2014

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    "I can listen again and again"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook. Jonathan Davis's speech was clear and steadily paced. The writing by Dzogchen Ponlop was easy to follow and non indoctrinating like some buddhist books I've come across. I think there's something for anyone who is trying to better themselves.

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    SteveD 10-23-14
    SteveD 10-23-14
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    "Awesome book"
    Any additional comments?

    The narration was very clear and well enunciated. The only minor flaw I found was the narrator is almost too emotionless. In a humorous way I sometimes felt like I was listening to a 60's CIA indoctrination speech. But that is just my personal thought; really it was well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vick_P 08-01-14
    Vick_P 08-01-14
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    "Not much actionable information"
    What disappointed you about Rebel Buddha?

    Gone through half of the book and it is just full of cliches and mumbo jumbo that you can get from pretty much any book/talk about Buddhism. No actionable things ( do this, practice this step etc ). I do not like any book in this genre that just preaches in generics and doesn't give you guidelines. It is like saying "change your mind, there is a different way to look at things etc."...OK sure, but How ? Maybe it gets better in the last part of the book. But maybe not.


    Has Rebel Buddha turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator was OK


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Davis United States 10-29-12
    Christopher Davis United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016

    Husband/Father, Educator, Gamer

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    "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
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    James BLUE MOUND, TX, United States 01-30-12
    James BLUE MOUND, TX, United States 01-30-12

    Old School R&B Fool

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    "A Rebel Who Gives Us A Clue"
    If you could sum up Rebel Buddha in three words, what would they be?

    Illuminated the Path


    What did you like best about this story?

    The explanation of the tenets of Buddhism using Western (American) culture images, phrases and indioms made this book relative to westerners searching for serenity, peace and enlightenment. Instead of leaving us with an image of the isolated monk, we are assured that the Path winds itself through our daily lives.


    What about Jonathan Davis and Dzogchen Ponlop (introduction) ’s performance did you like?

    As is my usual desire, I would have liked Dzogchen Ponlop to narrate the whole thing. It was comforting to hear him read the introduction and know his purpose in sharing his knowledge and compassion. Jonathan Davis' narration, however, was clear, easily followed and provided emphasis that enabled focus and learning of the


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    russell 01-03-12
    russell 01-03-12
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    "Informative"

    Very informative and great book for someone who's wanting to get an insight into the constant jibber jabber of ones mind. The narrator was clear and easy to listen to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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