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  • Meditation for Pain Relief

  • By: Peter A. Levine, Maggie Phillips
  • Narrated by: Peter A. Levine, Maggie Phillips
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

For those suffering chronic pain - even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication - only one question matters: How do I find lasting relief? Doctors Levine and Philips offer several distinct mindfulness techniques for reconnecting with the body and allowing fear, frustration, and depression to release. Sounds True Practices are short downloadable audio sessions selected from our most popular courses.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-16

Not actually "meditation"

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Teaches different styles of mentally distracting from pain signals without diasassociating from the body. If each method were examined separately, with some distant music in the background and continued for more than 3 or 4 breaths (each breath is described very acutely for several minutes but cannot actually be practiced at that speed unless you were a deep-sea diver) the sessions could be expanded into actual "meditations". Voices are those of your friendly neighborhood therapists, real, not trained narrators, which in this case is refreshing--you can imagine yourself there is their office learning these things. But the only modality I think I got enough of was tapping; I would have liked a lot more of each style of guided breathing in its own chapter.

  • 396hz Solfeggio Meditation

  • Release deep rooted feelings of guilt, fear, shame and regret
  • By: Harrold Glenn FBSCH Dip C.H., Calderwood Ali
  • Narrated by: Glenn Harrold, Ali Calderwood
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

This is one of a series of six meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties, and this recording uses the first note, which resonates to a frequency of 396hz. This particular frequency works to release deep rooted feelings of guilt and fear and will also work with other similar emotional patterns, such as shame, regret, self-doubt, and low self-esteem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • After six months with these sound meditations . .

  • By Diana on 09-28-15

Very relaxing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

does it to me every time
good narrator
good visualization
good musical score
lets you rest...

  • The Buddha Is Still Teaching

  • Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom
  • By: Jack Kornfield (editor), Noelle Oxenhandler (editor)
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible - that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today's most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many pearls, but no string

  • By Steve on 04-15-15

Sayings, Parables & mini-Lectures

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Content from Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass, the Dalai Lama, and others, read by good voices.

  • Spiritual Healing

  • A Guided Meditation to Heal Your Mind, Body and Soul
  • By: Glenn Harrold FBSCH Dip C.H.
  • Narrated by: Glenn Harrold FBSCH Dip C.H.
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

This powerful meditation recording by best-selling self-help author Glenn Harrold has been designed to help you heal your spiritual energy body of imprints and blocks. Each and every one of us has an invisible energy field that surrounds us and which is alive with information. Trained visionaries, psychics and Shaman can see this subtle energy field which holds lots of information about you, both from this lifetime and your past lifetimes. Within this energetic field there can be blockages and imprints that hold you back and prevent you from reaching your potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Put a diehard INSOMNIAC to SLEEP

  • By Abby on 03-12-15

Good to sleep on

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

British accent doesn't distract at all. For "healing the energy body." I find it comforting. Contains day & night versions.

  • Solar Bones

  • By: Mike McCormack
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 244

It is All Souls Day, and the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and remembers. In flowing, relentless prose, Conway recalls his life in rural Ireland: as a boy and man, father, husband, citizen. His ruminations move from childhood memories of his father's deftness with machines to his own work as a civil engineer, from transformations in the local economy to the tidal wave of global financial collapse. Conway's thoughts go still further, outward to the vast systems of time and history that hold us all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super

  • By Denis on 04-09-18

Wonderful prose,Great Actor! (Audible version)

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

This is a book of delicious
prose describing a somewhat unextraordinary life in highly poetic terms describing the little thought processes (we think no one else may have) and the great emotions we all pass through in sweeping, evocative detail. I enjoyed listening in the late evenings, resetting the sleep timer 'til I fell asleep. It's not a good prospect for a busy day or jog on the treadmill but perfect for long drives cross-country. Indeed if you are able to hear at all, please LISTEN rather than read. I am sight impaired, but even before I was, I should think that reading this book would be stultifying; it takes this marvellous Irish (or British?) narrator to absolutely make this book feel like it is 'your' life or that of a very close dear one who has written his memoirs just for you in a secret journal.

  • The Glorious Bhagavad Gita Sung in English

  • By: Sharon "Kumuda" Janis, Swami Nirmalananda Giri
  • Narrated by: Sharon "Kumuda" Janis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The Glorious Bhagavad Gita renders in English all 18 chapters of this holy spiritual text from 3,500 years ago, filled with esoteric and practical wisdom about a wide variety of life questions and experiences, recited to a meter and tune based on the Sanskrit version as sung by Anandamayi Ma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice to hear a woman's voice sing timeless truths.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-09-18

Just for certain people

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

No one I know would have liked this except me--and I love it. The "melody" sticks in your head though, and if you are expecting a "song" to rhyme, you have to overcome that.

  • How Things Exist

  • Teachings on Emptiness
  • By: Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ailsa Cameron - editor
  • Narrated by: Subhash Mandal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

This wonderfully practical book is a manifestation of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's peerless wisdom realizing emptiness and illuminates the personal experience of this rare and precious teacher. Rinpoche offers an incredible amount of information in this concise title by emphasizing the importance of compassion and universal responsibility, showing how we can make this life meaningful, giving a brief explanation of the nature of the enlightened mind and how we can attain it, offering an amazing and extensive explanation of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, by analyzing the way various phenomena exist and finally teaching us how we can successfully meditate on emptiness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive, repetitive

  • By Nursey on 05-29-18

Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive, repetitive

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-18

The are about 4 full sentences in this book, said over and over and over and over...."Nothing exists from its own side." "Look at an object and think: It is a hallucination." "Everything is just a label." "Look at an object and think: This is a product of my mind. It's just a label. It's a hallucination. It's a dream. I am dreaming. You are just dreaming. Recognize the dream." ad nauseum!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overcome Fear of Being Alone

  • Learn to Feel Comfortable in Your Own Company
  • By: Darren Marks
  • Narrated by: Darren Marks
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Fear is one of the basic, negative but necessary feelings all of us experience from time to time. We feel it for a reason, usually to protect us. There is of course a difference between harmless fears which have no or little impact on our day to day lives and strong fears or phobias. Fear of being alone is of course understandable as we are designed to be sociable creatures. However the neediness and desperation that can surface as a result of such a fear can be really off putting to those you are trying to attract.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY???

  • By Nursey on 05-25-18

REALLY???

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Circus music on a hypnosis tape?!?!? I've never been so disgusted by a recording! First of all, it was about anxiety attacks, not really about being alone. The hypnotist was okay, but it had 2 overlapping tapes of him saying different things; if it'd been different people, well OK, but as it was it just was incomprehensible jibber-jabber. Being alone in a theatre enjoying a comfortable chair with circus music at high pitch (his scenario) is a lot different than being old & alone with no one to talk to, but I have a feeling this guy is going to realize that someday...just.don't.bother.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Induce Lucid Dreaming

  • By: Stephen LaBerge
  • Narrated by: Stephen LaBerge
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

Lucid dreaming: it's when you suddenly realize that you are dreaming... and then sustain that wide-awake clarity while in a dream state. For millenia, it's been used by ordinary people and advanced meditators for practical insights, self-discovery, and delving into the architecture of reality itself. Here, the pioneer of scientific lucid-dream research offers two guided sessions, one to play in the daytime and one to play at night before sleep. These are the same conditoning programs used to help and train hundreds of "oneironauts" (volunteer lucid-dream subjects) at Stanford University and the Lucidity Institute.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • poorly organized, two virtually identical parts

  • By J. Ekdahl on 06-20-12

Same induction twice. I just run it halfway thru

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-18

And start at the second run-through. I fall asleep every time. I play it at slightly slow speed (.8?) which makes Stephen sound drunk, but I fall asleep better. Only 1 lucid dream this year & not from this; before. I really want to have more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

  • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhism with a bite.

  • By Relatable1 on 01-30-15

Interesting but soothing enough to sleep thru

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

I bought this because it was the cheapest audiobook by my favorite narrator Tom Pile, whose voice is very soothing; I am up in age and sleepless, and it was through "Dreaming Yourself Awake" that I discovered his voice. I am also a "HindoBuddhist" so the subject matter fit. You get a lot of hours of information for 2.99 (and I get back to sleep after waking at 2-3:00 a.m. a lot) and it's from a different perspective than any other book on Buddhism I read when I had adequate sight for sight-reading books. I look forward to hearing it again--in 30-min. segments of course because by then I'm in dreamland.