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Training the Mind Audiobook

Training the Mind: & Cultivating Loving-Kindness

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Publisher's Summary

Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is.

The 59 provocative slogans presented here - each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chgyam Trungpa - have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind. "This edition contains a new foreword by Pema Chodron.

©1993 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Eberstein 04-16-15
    Eberstein 04-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Useful Wisdom and a Soothing Voice"

    conducive to meditation. I listen before sleeping for tranquil rest and contemplation. I feel as though I finally am able to grasp the most fundamental aspects of Buddhism. This text efficiently translates abstraction to practice. I strongly recommend it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 02-05-15
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    "Slow but informative"

    Narrator was flatline in delivering the information. Content was more than I anticipated. Going to listen again this week for a second time.

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    Rodger toronto, Ontario, Canada 05-27-15
    Rodger toronto, Ontario, Canada 05-27-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A great experience"

    I've been through the this book twice in retreat and have read it once, even still, I found hearing it gave me a much deeper understanding of the topic. The narrator was excellent and I found his pronunciation clear and helpful.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Irwin 01-24-15
    Irwin 01-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great insight"

    This book is a great guide to help you on your path. I can see this book being most useful if studied over and over. Take notes and research meanings for a mindful aspect of it.

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    Planetnelson 06-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Made me want to become a Buddhist"

    This is a great teaching/lesson. I've learned so much. Will listen to it again. Also, I really like the reader's voice.

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    klm BOULDER, CO, US 02-04-15
    klm BOULDER, CO, US 02-04-15
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    "Life Changing."
    Would you listen to Training the Mind again? Why?

    Yes, I can't wait to read it again. Why? Because it's so profound, I couldn't take it all in at once.


    Any additional comments?

    These are essential life instructions from a true meditation master.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Florida 03-10-15
    Amazon Customer Florida 03-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    Must have this book,it's essential to those seeking the truth. keep an open mind about life.

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    Dianna R. Collier TEXAS 08-27-16
    Dianna R. Collier TEXAS 08-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Must read more than once!"

    I loved this book! He made some excellent points. I listened to it a second time to make sure I got everything!

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    J. Lujan 11-16-15
    J. Lujan 11-16-15

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    "liberating!"

    written in the honest ways that only a true teacher can write in. he really says it like it is.

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    Louise 03-21-15
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    "The book title is misleading"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Roger Clark?

    no


    Has Training the Mind turned you off from other books in this genre?

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    What didn’t you like about Roger Clark’s performance?

    The title says: "Cultivating love and kindness", yet this book does not carry love and kindness. As I was listening to it, it left a bitter taste. It was not a pleasant experience.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love the part about breathing in the bad and sending love. I try to apply this practice at times and as the author predicted, it is very powerful. It also feels like doing something to heal our planet.


    Any additional comments?

    It feels like the author does not have much respect for his audience. For example, a lot of ideas says: you do this, and you do that... with the "this" and "that" describing negative behaviors. This is not an attitude which transpires kindness. Why would I read a book about love and kindness when the author does not exhibit these behavior?

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    Phenomenal book and practise
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    Chogyam Trumpa was some boy!
    This 20 words review is a little annoying though

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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