Training the Mind

& Cultivating Loving-Kindness
Narrated by: Roger Clark
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (599 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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.

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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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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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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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Useful Wisdom and a Soothing Voice

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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  • 02-04-15

Life Changing.

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.

Any additional comments?

These are essential life instructions from a true meditation master.

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Fundamental

Must have this book,it's essential to those seeking the truth. keep an open mind about life.

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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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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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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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  • Michelle Robert
  • 05-10-18

Entire Buddhism in one book

Though the content was excellent, it was really really hard to get through this book. The reader was expressive yet difficult to keep listening to. I dunno how to explain it. The teachings are overwhelming cos I'm just beginning my spiritual journey. So many expectations that I'm sure if I can do all that is asked of me.

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  • ben
  • 10-23-16

Brilliant

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

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  • Coatsie
  • 01-28-18

So worth it!

If you could sum up Training the Mind in three words, what would they be?

Insightful
Enlightening
Beautiful narration

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Clear and easy to grasp explanations elaborating on a very important subject.

Which character – as performed by Roger Clark – was your favourite?

The narration of this book was just so excellent and so easy to listen to.

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I found the advice and instruction in this book to be extremely helpful and I am so very glad I chose to listen....

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  • P
  • 08-30-17

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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  • David Ball
  • 04-12-18

Training the mind

I didn't enjoy this book much and found it quite hard to get into. Wasn't what I expected

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-28-20

Very interesting

I enjoyed the teachings and received a lot of information out of it that I will apply to my life

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  • Vera Gu
  • 04-05-19

like it

Very good. l like the narrator's voice and the book. I may listen to it again. thanks