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  • The Essential Dogen

  • Writings of the Great Zen Master
  • By: Peter Levitt (editor), Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor)
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

This is the first book to offer the great master's incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen - and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for blind donkeys

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-30-17

ahhh, Zen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-29-15

Very enjoyable, full of interesting wisdom and the reminder that Zen is as confusing as it is beautiful.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Gospel According to Jesus

  • A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers
  • By: Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

This translation of the life and teachings of Jesus creates an image of not only a great spiritual teacher, but of a real person. Eminent author and translator Stephen Mitchell's approach to the Gospels has been widely praised for its depth, clarity, and radiance. This is a stunning work for believers and non-believers alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gospel According to Jesus

  • By Maryanne Mesple on 08-27-17

Stephen Mitchell does it again

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-30-15

Another classic by one of my favorite teachers, Stephen Mitchell. A poignant and inspiring look into the life of one of history's most misunderstood men.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

  • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Leary
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777

Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent?Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nowhere near the depth of typical Great Courses

  • By BryanW on 04-05-14

Great Courses does it again!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-07-15

Amazing information in an engaging audio book. Life changing and always worth a listen. wow.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,482

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read This if You're Very Sick and/or Thinking About Ending Your Life

  • By Derek on 07-21-15

7/10

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-11-15

Amazing book, good performance, but a few stammers in words and some definite audio quality issues. Best listened to in the background of other activity so they are avoided if you're particularly sensitive to ambient fuzz and some background mumbling.

  • Tao Te Ching

  • A New English Version
  • By: Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048

In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please remove the ridiculous ad at the end

  • By Michael on 02-20-15

100th listen

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Reviewed: 02-03-15

I will never stop listening to this audiobook. An incredible version of an ancient text for modern times.