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  • Don't Be a Jerk

  • And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
  • By: Brad Warner
  • Narrated by: Brad Warner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The Shobogenzo (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered 800-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dogen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand. In Don't Be a Jerk, Zen priest and best-selling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dogen's teachings to modern times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need to use bad theology

  • By Clint J. Latham Jr. on 03-24-17

wished it was actually about Zen

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Reviewed: 11-12-18

it seemed like the book was just the author justifying his past interpretations of Dogen to haters from the past. I wished he would let the haters hate and just write the book to teach Dogen. it was frustrating because I was hoping to learn something but was distracted by the authors underlying plot to tear at criticisms.

  • Training the Mind

  • & Cultivating Loving-Kindness
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Judith L. Lief (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

The 59 provocative slogans presented here - each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chgyam Trungpa - have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great experience

  • By Sunnycanuck on 05-27-15

Best Audio book ever

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Reviewed: 07-07-18

Great content. great narration. just amazing. hits home. Get this book, it will help to change your life.

  • Smile at Fear

  • Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Karen White, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079

Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential & Powerful

  • By Sara on 12-18-14

the path. the time is now. no time to loose.

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Reviewed: 05-17-18

the time is now. no time to lose. the path. difficult but nessicary. live it.

  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concrete solutions for addictive behavior

  • By Annie M. on 05-12-09

amazing

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

life changing. changed my life. on the path. yes. this is the way. try harder

  • The Three Commitments

  • Walking the Path of Liberation
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Tibetan Buddhism describes three gates that everyone must pass through on the road to spiritual liberation. With the Three Commitments, Pema Chodron brings her unique blend of insight and gentle instruction to guide practitioners through each of these thresholds as they seek the source of true happiness. As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the laws of impermenance-the fact that everything we know, including ourselves, will one day die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but incomplete

  • By Jo on 05-02-12

life changing

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

wonderful teacher. this is my life now. I can't go back and I don't want to.