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  • Taoism

  • Essential Teachings of the Way and Its Power
  • By: Ken Cohen
  • Narrated by: Ken Cohen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
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    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Over 2,000 years ago, the great sage Lao-Tzu was disillusioned that others were unwilling to learn his path to natural goodness and harmony with nature. Today, his Tao Te Ching is one of China's most enduring sacred texts. This introduction to the Tao reveals Lao-Tzu's vast spiritual legacy, including Taoism's mystical roots in China's ancient shamanistic tradition...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The complete guide to taoism

  • By Ulrich on 09-25-04

Wonderful teaching!

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Reviewed: 09-28-18

Mr. Cohen has done a wonderful job of not only explaining Taoism, and it's history, but how it's philosophic view has always and will always relate to the world, and how learning about it and practicing it will enhance one's life. He also talks about health and even Feng Shui from the Taoist viewpoint. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Eastern Philosophy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,497
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,341
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,231

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

A worthy story for all

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Reviewed: 03-10-18

How very grateful I am to Tara Westover for the bravery of telling this amazing tale.
This story, while certainly unique is also universal. I believe Ms. Westover's memoir will help countless others who have different, yet similiar, struggles.
Thank you so much!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Delight of Being Ordinary

  • A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Roland Merullo's playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest men in the world, unattainable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope this is not the end of the story!

  • By Camper on 10-05-17

Such a fun book! A wonderful journey for all.

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Reviewed: 02-24-18

This book is very original and fantasticl, a fun and intetesting journey, indeed!
What an imagination the author has!

  • The Art of Purring

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: David Michie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 136
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    5 out of 5 stars 122
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    5 out of 5 stars 120

The Dalai Lama's cat is back - older, a bit wiser and as curious as ever. In this audiobook, the Dalai Lama sets for his lovable feline companion the task of investigating the art of purring. Whether it's the humorous insights gained from a visiting Ivy League Psychology Professor, the extraordinary research of a world-famous biologist, or the life-changing revelations of a mystical yogi, His Holiness's cat encounters a wealth of wisdom about happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of The Dalai Lama's Cat series

  • By An Old Hippie Chick on 06-03-17

HHC -A magical journey into tne world of Buddhism

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Reviewed: 01-20-18

Beautifully read by the author, this book transforms the ordinary world into a magical place ordinarily known only by those who study the dharma and meditate. A MUST read!

  • Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

  • By: Christopher D. Wallis
  • Narrated by: Christopher D. Wallis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Tantra Illuminated takes the listener on a fascinating journey to the very heart of original Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West's discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tantric knowledge

  • By david ibrahim on 03-22-16

Tantra Illuminated

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Reviewed: 11-17-17

This is a wonderful source for true historical Tantra. Christopher Wallis has certainly shown he is extremely knowledgeable in this subject and I commend him for this work which is clearly a compilation of many years of study, practice and organization.

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • The Transformation of Desire
  • By: Lama Thubten Yeshe, Jonathan Landaw - editor
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best intro to tantra I've heard

  • By Eric R Linsky on 10-18-17

Lama Thunder Yeshe

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Reviewed: 10-08-17

This book is awesome! Good for the beginning student to have a basic understanding of Tantra practice. Stunning!

  • Being Nobody Going Nowhere

  • Meditations on the Buddhist Path
  • By: Ayya Khema
  • Narrated by: Claire Slemmer, Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only book you will ever need.

  • By Andrew on 01-10-17

Ayya Khema's book

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Reviewed: 10-06-17

Ayya Khama is a brilliant writer. Most books about Buddhism are difficult for the lay person ,or someone new to Buddhism, to understand. Her way if speaking is clear, concise and interesting. I hope all of her books are soon translated into English.
Thank you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Teachings of Yoga

  • How to Find Happiness, Peace, and Freedom Through Time-Tested Wisdom
  • By: Georg Feuerstein
  • Narrated by: Georg Feuerstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans have practiced some form of yoga, yet almost none of them have heard of yoga's early teachers or their insights. While we are familiar with yoga's physical benefits, the original purpose of yoga as a path to inner freedom and enlightenment is embodied by only a few students in the West. Now yoga scholar Georg Feuerstein immerses you in The Lost Teachings of Yoga, the first comprehensive audio curriculum about yoga's original spiritual wisdom and practices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insightful book

  • By Travis on 03-16-15

Highest Yoga Understanding

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Reviewed: 01-12-17

This audiobook is stupendous! It is a concise and very well organized. It explains the whole of Classical yoga with it's deep history of spirituality.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Life of Milarepa

  • The Classic Biography of the Eleventh-Century Yogin and Poet – One of the Most Renowned Spiritual Figures in Tibetan Buddhist History
  • By: Tsangnyön Heruka
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

The Life of Milarepa is one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life. Jetsun Milarepa, the 11th-century Buddhist yogin and poet, started life as a black magician, gaining revenge for loss of heritage by casting terrible hailstorms and committing multiple murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Milarepa

  • By Marcelle on 01-07-17

Milarepa

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Reviewed: 01-07-17

A wonderful story of a very interesting follower of the Dharma.
Such a fascinating story of an ordinary man who becomes awakened and a treasured teacher of Buddhism.
I highly recommend it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

Many of us know the Black Death as a catastrophic event of the medieval world. But the Black Death was arguably the most significant event in Western history, profoundly affecting every aspect of human life, from the economic and social to the political, religious, and cultural. In its wake the plague left a world that was utterly changed, forever altering the traditional structure of European societies and forcing a rethinking of every single system of Western civilization: food production and trade, the church, political institutions, law, art, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • informative, interesting, well organized

  • By Tricia Munter on 06-12-16

The Great Plague

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Reviewed: 12-03-16

An amazing story that not only captivates but inspires one in learning what the human race has faced in past times.