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  • Radical Acceptance

  • Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152

"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork - all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime Guidance

  • By Rich on 11-21-15

Clear and Powerful

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Reviewed: 07-07-18

Tara Brach offers deep wisdom through accessible examples and real life instances. The reader was quite good, however, I’m remiss it wasn’t read by the author herself.

  • Unconditional Confidence

  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Pema Chodron is one of today's leading meditation teachers. With more than one million books sold to date, she draws sold out crowds across the U.S. and Canada. On Unconditional Confidence, she offers two accessible sessions to help anyone find courage in times of challenge and change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Clear Sign-post from Pema for the Journey

  • By James on 04-23-12

The myth of confidence

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Reviewed: 07-26-17

There is so much packed into this one talk and follow-up interview. Chodron reveals the myth of "confidence" and the human tendency to seek it, while illuminating what confidence, peace, and genuine joy from being comfortable with the unknown. She does a beautiful job sharing how we can become grounded in the groundless.

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  • The Science of Compassion

  • A Modern Approach for Cultivating Empathy, Love, and Connection
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Why is compassion so powerful? Like many forms of spirituality and meditation, compassion practice has been shown by research to enhance your health, psychological well-being, relationships, and sense of purpose. "The unique quality of compassion," teaches Dr. Kelly McGonigal, "is that its benefits extend to the one who offers it, the one who receives it, and all those who witness compassion in action." With The Science of Compassion, this acclaimed researcher presents a practical workshop to help you understand what makes compassion work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-Changing

  • By David on 10-09-16

Practical and inspirational

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Reviewed: 05-02-17

McGonigal weaves together the science and soul of Compassion training, by shedding light on human psychology through studies and individual experiences. Her voice is incredibly clear and comforting as she walks the listener through both the academics and practices within. This is a book I am sure to listen to periodically, and will purchase the printed version as well because it is so incredibly rich.

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  • A Fearless Heart

  • How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives
  • By: Thupten Jinpa Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary audiobook, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ideas Hindered by Forgivable Arrogance

  • By John J. Meyer on 04-04-17

Especially insightful for CCT students

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Reviewed: 04-27-17

This is pivotal look at how to integrate Compassion into our daily lives. It gives an unvarnished look into Jinpa's experience, both as a Buddhist monk, and later as a father. He shares that he too has to consciously choose Compassion, and continually cultivate it, when faced with the very same struggles and emotions most people feel in their day-to-day life, particularly as parents. It's an excellent resource to a new or seasoned meditator, and student of Compassion cultivation.

  • The Work on Relationships

  • By: Byron Katie Mitchell
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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    5 out of 5 stars 157

Katie does "The Work" with audience members on a wide variety of relationship issues, including jealousy, blame, sex, communication, judgment, parenting, abuse, closure, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Justina on 01-30-15

I felt resistance at first then heard me in every situation

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Reviewed: 10-12-16

What a wildly insightful and simple look at ourselves, our lives, our thoughts, or stories and reactions to what we believe is true, but know not to be. What a gift this book and her work is!