• If the Buddha Dated

  • A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path
  • By: Charlotte Kasl
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (351 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Charlotte Kasl, best-selling author, spiritual practitioner, and therapist, brings a compassionate understanding to the anxiety and uneasiness of new love, and helps listeners discover their potential for vibrant human connection based on awareness, kindness, and honesty. She approaches the dating process as a means for awakening, reminding us that when we live by spiritual rules, we bring curiosity and a light heart to the romantic journey.

Filled with quotations from Zen, Sufi, and other wisdom traditions, and informed by the experiences of people from all walks of life, here is a relationship book that will appeal to audiences looking for more than a Venus-meets-Mars solution to the complex affairs of the heart.

©2010 Charlotte Kasl (P)2010 Tantor

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Life Coach Book NOT JUST FOR DATING

Would you listen to If the Buddha Dated again? Why?

This book was beautiful! I had heard it twice already because it was so helpful. It's a life coach, not just a dating book. I would highly recommend this book to anything at any period of their life.

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I loved the performance. It was easy to connect and understand her.

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Beautiful in every way

Was very good book for those trying to date in a digital world. Really brings you back to the present. Voice was beautiful as well

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This book touched my soul

I have just begun dating after an eight year hiatus. Charlotte’s book is a wonderful guide post to becoming one with your essence. Thank you Charlotte!

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amazing

This book will make you take a deep dive into who you actually are as a person and why you do what you do.

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Buddha dating

Would you listen to If the Buddha Dated again? Why?

Absolutely. I have listened to it more than once because it gives good perspective.

Have you listened to any of Renée Raudman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I appreciated reading this book. It gave me a different perspective on dating and helped me to have a better understanding and compassion for the dating experience.

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awesome!!!

I got so much from this book from a relationship stand point, but more about me! Will definitely read again!

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I am currently in a lovely relationship, and found this book to provide great information. There were things that were presented that I had not contemplated in the light she shared. I highly recommend this book!

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transformative

this book provided transformative ideas on how I navigate relationships and how I honor myself at all times. absolutely recommend this book

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Inspiring and comforting for those who are dating.

I’m 66 (going on 40, it seems) and I’ve been out in the dating world for a while. Two year+ relationships faded - and I continue the journey. Friend say that I set the bar too high…but after listening to this I’m setting it even higher. I’m doing the online dating thing but do need to get out there more in the real world. (Now that the pandemic is behind us.)
The book does need updating - it’s dated (unavoidable pun!) as it doesn’t mention online dating (which was very new in 1999). And, until Kasl shared that she was bisexual, I thought it was too focused on just heterosexual relationships. The narrator is warm and friendly and clear.

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Extremely helpful when I didn’t know I needed it.

Speaks to your soul about things you didn’t know you needed to hear or want to hear.