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The Path Is The Goal Audiobook

The Path Is The Goal: A Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation

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According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience - and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.

©1995 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    AnthroGal West Lafayette, IN, United States 03-31-16
    AnthroGal West Lafayette, IN, United States 03-31-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Difficult to understand in content. Narrator was perfect."

    I'm new in learning about Buddhism so this was probably way over my head. Also didn't know about Trungpa's reputation so it was a shock at first but it is kinda refreshing. Narrator was spot on in reflecting his reputation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karamelfun Massachusetts , USA 12-22-16
    Karamelfun Massachusetts , USA 12-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Trungpa Rinchope is brutally honest in truth!"

    Brilliant, honest and mesmerizing. Elfer's narration captures the spirit. Go Shambhala! Mudita fellow Beings! Meditate

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roberta Shaughnessy 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "$2.00!!!"

    I found great value in this audiobook. It presents some very unique perspectives and explanations that really helped me wrap my head around some concepts and expectations in regards to meditation.
    I wouldn't recommend this as a starter book for the very beginner, but very good for anyone beyond the basics of Buddhism.
    You really can't go wrong for $2.00.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ernest Newton, NJ, United States 03-12-15
    Ernest Newton, NJ, United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Generally good information on meditation."

    For the most part, I liked the book. It has some good information regarding getting started and continuing meditation. Some of what to expect and how to grow your practice.
    My only real complaint is the language. I don't think the story was helped any by using "fucked and fucked up" so many times. I know these descriptions can be useful at times, but I don't think they helped here. Maybe he was going for a young audience. I hope that is not needed to appeal to a young audience. Oh, and my "favorite" word was "fuckedupedness" .

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Lanier 10-08-17
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    "Helps to listen on high speed"

    Love the English accent of the narrator. Much of the book is on Q & A format. Gives the listener a feel of Chogyam Rinpoche style. I will likely need to relisten. Books like these help provide meditation guidance to those of us languishing in flyover country.

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    Adam Evans 10-05-17
    Adam Evans 10-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Was expecting a bit more. But overall quite good."

    The format of the book in terms of question and answer didn't bother me too much. What I found challenging about the book was that it seemed to be very much for the absolute beginner into meditation or Buddhism, so I found myself not getting much out of the listening experience in terms of acquired knowledge. It was just simply an enjoyable book after that, and I took it as such.

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    Marcelle 08-20-16
    Marcelle 08-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Starting Place for Understanding Meditation"

    Love this book! Clearly stated principles of meditation and how it affects our lives.
    Chogyam Trungpa is a great teacher!

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    Neena Shrestha 03-07-15 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent book"

    incredible and excellent ,with such a powerful messages, for all of us, meditation is the key.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KalEL indianapolis, IN, United States 02-25-15
    KalEL indianapolis, IN, United States 02-25-15
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    "too much profanity and crude language"

    too much "fuckedupedness" by author or presenter to attempt to be hip. poor performance and would not recommend a returned book

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    Christopher 07-13-15
    Christopher 07-13-15
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    Neither the content nor the narrator rise above 2 stars. I recommend that you skip this one.

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  • Mukesh
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    "Great book"

    Trungpa books are always amazing. The reader is very good but the way he pronounces 'Trungpa' or 'Rinpoche' is too hard.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "You have to be fairly experienced"

    You have to be fairly experienced to grasp the concepts of this teaching, despite the fact it is aimed at students - however the students here are not new to the concept of meditation - it is excellent for those who want to go deeper, but may be lost on noobs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Smart
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    I've listened to this book 5 times it is so good. I recommend it to everyone

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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