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The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Audiobook

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, & Liberation

In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy - all qualities of enlightenment.
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In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy - all qualities of enlightenment. Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike.

©2014 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2014 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on Earth." (His Holiness the Dalai Lama)

"Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet." (Robert Lowell)

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    Searcher 02-26-15
    Searcher 02-26-15 Member Since 2013

    Always on the path...

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    "One of the very best..."

    One of the very best overviews of the Buddhist path available today. Written by one of the greatest contemporary Buddhist practitioners. This master of the Dharma shares the teachings and the action steps that if practiced will become a blessing of enlightenment to all sentient beings.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Karlene H. Butler 02-09-15
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    "Buddhist Bible"

    I believe Thich Nhat Hanh is on a par with the Dalai Lama. That nominated Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize. I have read this at least four times. It's my favorite book on Buddhism. Excellent!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "Absolutely the Best Guide to the Buddha's Path"

    While it is a very long discourse, there is no better or richer teaching than this book on the path that leads us out of suffering into happiness as first taught by the Buddha himself. This book is like a Buddhist's Bible, complex but logical as a comprehensive explanation of how so many over the milenia have found solace in the realizations given to all mankind bt the Buddha. There is no finer teacher other than the author of this book as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ernest Newton, NJ, United States 04-17-15
    Ernest Newton, NJ, United States 04-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Deeper teaching of the main thoughts of Buddhism"

    I would suggest reading one or two basic books on Buddhism before tackling this book. It is well written and gives great explanations of Buddhist concepts. I will defiantly be listening to this book again. There are many ideas that I need more time to absorb. I will also be getting more books from this author, excellent job.

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    "Great book for those seeking transformation!"

    A must for beginners and even seasoned practitioners will appreciate the wisdom from this much loved and respected author.

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    Mike 08-10-14
    Mike 08-10-14

    Stumbled upon audio books a little while ago and I enjoy them now. I mostly listen to books related to science, Buddhism, and some fantasy.

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    "Good traditional information on Buddhism"

    I found this audiobook version of this great book.

    This is a great source of information on Buddhist precepts & philosophy. It is delivered in a more traditional type language which can be a little harder to grasp and process so careful and slow listening is recommended. The narrator does a good job, though I would maybe have liked some more variation in his tone.

    I would say this is a more "advanced beginner" type book where a lot of information is well explained, in addition, now we start building upon some fundamental concepts. If this is your first experience with Buddism, take your time, do not rush listening as there is a lot here.

    Having a PDF version of some of the listings and interactions would be a great addition to this audiobook.

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    Mash New York, NY 03-11-15
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    "Life changing book"

    Although I had started Zen meditation a little while ago, listening to Thay has really helped my practice and opened my eyes to a lot of awareness and mindfulness!

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    Devin Wilson Buffalo, NY 05-04-16
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    "Listenable"

    I didn't love Ruiz's voice and when this book is at its most poetic it can feel a bit saccharine. Also, some of the more technical moments are harder to follow via audiobook than via reading. But this is a substantial overview of Buddhist thought written by an undeniable expert, and there's no getting around that.

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    farzad 03-06-16
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    "Thich Nhat Hanh the conscientious"

    loved it. u wouldn't believe it. i had social anxiety for 2 decades and the books on that issue failed to deliver lasting results. i even finished 6 pillars of self esteem. yet miraculously this book with its modest rational tune delivered its message of inner piece that must have been long lost in me.

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    Riffraff 08-29-15
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    "Awesome Book"

    As always I learn a lot from Thich Nhat Hanh his boos are so inspiring and thoughtful and really help me get through tough days.

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