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Training the Mind Audiobook

Training the Mind: & Cultivating Loving-Kindness

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Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is.

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. "This edition contains a new foreword by Pema Chodron.

©1993 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Sunnycanuck 05-27-15
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    "A great experience"

    I've been through the this book twice in retreat and have read it once, even still, I found hearing it gave me a much deeper understanding of the topic. The narrator was excellent and I found his pronunciation clear and helpful.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Eberstein 04-16-15
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    conducive to meditation. I listen before sleeping for tranquil rest and contemplation. I feel as though I finally am able to grasp the most fundamental aspects of Buddhism. This text efficiently translates abstraction to practice. I strongly recommend it.

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    Tom 02-05-15
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    "Slow but informative"

    Narrator was flatline in delivering the information. Content was more than I anticipated. Going to listen again this week for a second time.

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    Irwin 01-24-15
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    "Great insight"

    This book is a great guide to help you on your path. I can see this book being most useful if studied over and over. Take notes and research meanings for a mindful aspect of it.

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    "Made me want to become a Buddhist"

    This is a great teaching/lesson. I've learned so much. Will listen to it again. Also, I really like the reader's voice.

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    k BOULDER, CO, US 02-04-15
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    Would you listen to Training the Mind again? Why?

    Yes, I can't wait to read it again. Why? Because it's so profound, I couldn't take it all in at once.


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    These are essential life instructions from a true meditation master.

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    J.C. Florida 03-10-15
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    Must have this book,it's essential to those seeking the truth. keep an open mind about life.

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    Zanboni Lisle, IL, United States 01-28-17
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    "very deep"

    this is certainly not for everyone but if you're committed to your spiritual practice then you'll find this audio book very useful

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    "hard book"

    i struggled to finish this book, btwn the narrator and uncaptavating content. The voice is too harsh for me and hard to follow - reminds me of one wrestler whose name i forget, the content is too deep for a beginner in the spiritual journey, it needs someone who has heard abt bodichita, sharmatar, mahayana etc, im soo lost! too many references to what i dont know

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    JMKIII58 Clarksville, TN, United States 12-17-16
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    "Straight forward guide"

    on how. to be a Buddhist. Gives a clear understanding of how to be a beginning Buddhist and develop into an experienced one.

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    Phenomenal book and practise
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    Chogyam Trumpa was some boy!
    This 20 words review is a little annoying though

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    "New way of thinking"

    For a non Buddhist, I found this very enlightening.
    It pretty much leaves you with a choice. Whether to change complete, or not?

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