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Zen and the Art of Happiness Audiobook

Zen and the Art of Happiness

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Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression. You'll learn how to adapt to life's inevitable changes, how to deal with stress in a healthy way, and how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life.

Most importantly, the gentle wisdom of Zen and the Art of Happiness will show you how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a personal philosophy that will sustain you through anything. A timeless work about the art of happiness, the way of happiness, the inner game of happiness. This popular work has been published in more than 20 countries around the world.

©2006 Chris Prentiss (P)2012 Chris Prentiss

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    L. Mahone 06-18-15
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    "Excellent Book"

    I love this book. I listen to it over and over again. The message is simply perfect and uplifting. I'm going to actually buy the book. This book is life changing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracer McLeod 03-17-15
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    "Mind. Blown!"

    What a wonderful, enlightening way to spend 2 hours. Listened to this on the flight to give a "scary" presentation. It's is no longer scary and I'm filled with gratitude and peace. Thank you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Doug 04-18-16
    Doug 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "GREAT BOOK...KINDA"
    What did you like best about Zen and the Art of Happiness? What did you like least?

    This is a good book with a lot of useful info.....until he starts pitching his rehab facility then its a sales pitch from about chap 7 on.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmy 03-12-15
    Jimmy 03-12-15
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    "Great summary of Zen"


    A great listen. Puts zen into perspective and teaches you how to react to situations that befall you. Well worth a listen

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LC 03-30-16
    LC 03-30-16
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    "Is this book just a plug...?"

    The amount of promotion of the author's rehab centre "passages" really made me weary and grated on me. Would have rated the book higher if I didn't feel like his message was less than earnest and tinged by an ulterior motive.

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    AmazingAmazonAddict Texas, USA 01-05-16
    AmazingAmazonAddict Texas, USA 01-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not much Zen, too much BS."

    This is mostly an ad for the author's rehab clinic and seminars. He includes many anecdotes of the sort that will be familiar to anyone who has ever listened to a faith healer: "Mr. Smith was sad and poor, but started using my methods and is now rich and happy."

    He also makes two references to the film "What the Bleep Do We Know" which is infamous in the scientific community for being full of bad science, especially new age beliefs justified through a misunderstanding of quantum mechanics: quantum woo.

    One of his anecdotes includes the story of a man who was miraculously healed by acupuncture at the author's clinic. Acupuncture has been experimentally confirmed to be nothing more than a powerful example of the placebo effect (the elaborate procedure produces a more powerful placebo effect than taking a sugar pill).

    As for the author'author's central message, "everything that happens to you is the best possible thing that could happen to you, " I wonder how comforting that message would be to a starving peasant girl who is slowly being poisoned to death by the toxic fumes of the sulfur mine she works in.

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    Jesse 07-09-15
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    "Life Changing"

    Best money I've ever spent, has changed my outlook on life and made me a happier more easy going person.

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    D Johnson 08-28-16
    D Johnson 08-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Woo"

    If you're looking for a new age book whose premise relies on "energy vortices" and "a conscious universe" this is your book. If you're looking for a book about zen and zen teachings look elsewhere.

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    ChrisG 05-13-16
    ChrisG 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "changed my life, it's a great book for everyonr"

    loved it,
    changed my perception
    dramatically improved my life
    listen to it several times and put it into practice, you won't regret it

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    LindaBird 05-11-16
    LindaBird 05-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy to use ideas : )"

    I enjoyed this book decade it had both present day challenges and good ways to implement a more Zen way of life. I slipped and fell and said there must be something good coming out of this fall. It was the best example of how seeing things differently could change my day.

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    "Good book to begin Zen"

    Good book , just the right length to deliver the subject with impact. Well presented by author z

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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