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As someone new to Buddhism I found this audiobook really inspiring and informative. I would highly recommend it to everyone looking for inspirational introduction to Buddhism and its teachings.
I really wanted to listen and learn from this audiobook.
I was unable to get through the first 15 minutes because I found myself focusing on the narrator's breathing!
Jack Kornfield's voice is fine but perhaps the microphone was too close? In any case, I was unable to listen.
If anyone remembers Mr. Van Driesen from Beavis and Butthead (the guitar playing hippie teacher), this is what you're in for.
I tried to listen to the content of the lecture but just couldn't get past his voice. It drove me nuts and I ended up returning it for a refund.
Gave 3 stars on content because I didn't finish the whole thing, and I'll give Kornfield the benefit of the doubt on content, but his voice and talking style got 1*
I enjoy a good story . I usually listen to a book every month . I love anything by Ken Follett
The author definitely knows what he's talking about. It was recorded in front of a live audience.
I wanted an audio book which taught me Buddhism. Many other books on audible which I looked at taught ABOUT Buddhism, as in its history. This book was exactly what I was looking for. It was calm, insightful, and perfectly taught as its in a way which does not force things on you, but allows you to "look for yourself to see if it's true". Coupled with meditation, my life has changed drastically over the past few weeks with the help of this book.
This book has had the most significant impact on me over the other self-improvement books I've read or listened to. Jack Kornfield is insightful and very funny. I found myself laughing out loud, shedding a tear at a realization, and overall more aware of things.
Jack is a wonderful teacher, his lecturers are spot on and he doesn't take himself too seriously. Jack makes you want to learn and is a gentle guide.
This book changed me; it created an awareness and an insight that I carry with me every day.
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