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  • Meditation Is Not What You Think

  • Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important
  • By: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

We think we know what meditation is - especially in an era when "mindfulness" has improbably rocketed into the mainstream. Millions of people around the world have taken up a formal mindfulness meditation practice as part of their everyday lives. But there's no hard-and-fast rule that says you have to meditate in a certain way, in a particular place, or following a specific tradition. So what is meditation anyway? And why might it be worth trying? Or nurturing further if you already have practice? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jon's best again!

  • By RA on 06-07-18

Jon's best again!

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Reviewed: 06-07-18

His voice blesses us again, how fortunate for us. Jon is getting up there, may he finish this great work (books II-IV) and live much longer in good health

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than a beginner's guide...

  • By Rugger Burke on 09-12-17

********* AMAZING! syn ELIGHTENING! *********

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Reviewed: 04-15-18

Filled with humor and moments of clear seeing. Well written, well read, very well done.

  • The Foundations of Mindfulness

  • How to Cultivate Attention, Good Judgment, and Tranquility
  • By: Eric Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Eric Harrison first translated the Satipatthana Sutta in 1975 and made it the basis of his decades-long teaching career. Now, with a new translation and commentary informed by a lifelong consideration of the Buddha's original teachings, Harrison makes mindfulness more accessible than ever - to psychologists, teachers, and everyone with a serious interest in the practice looking for deeply informed, sparklingly clear insights and guidance.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too critical and judgemental

  • By RA on 02-14-18

Too critical and judgemental

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Yes, no mind above your own, but that does not mean not listening to other teachers or putting them down to justify your own narrow position. No feeling of freedom here

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Breath By Breath

  • The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation
  • By: Larry Rosenberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn (foreward), David Guy
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp - literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Instructive yet Disheartening

  • By Phil Selman on 04-26-18

The best - awesome

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Reviewed: 10-04-15

Edoardo has true feeling for what he reads. One of the best I have heard.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful