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    • The Art of Awakening

    • A User's Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Art and Practice
    • By: Konchog Lhadrepa, Charlotte Davis
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The sacred arts play an essential, intrinsic role in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here, one of the great practitioners and master artists of our time presents a guide to the Tibetan Buddhist path, from preliminary practices through enlightenment, from the artist's perspective. With profound wisdom, he shows how visual representations of the sacred in paintings, sculptures, mandalas, and stupas can be an essential support to practice throughout the path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep Understandingof Sacred Buddhist Art presented respectfully and clearly

    • By "yulokod" on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Art of Peace

    • Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
    • By: John Stevens - translator, Morihei Ueshiba
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace", which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the one with the heart will know

    • By Miles on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • When Awareness Becomes Natural

    • A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life
    • By: Sayadaw U Tejaniya
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Finding awareness in any kind of ordinary daily activity... The first trade book from a Southeast Asian Buddhist monk-teacher who is becoming prominent worldwide, particularly in the insight meditation community. Meditation is great - but it's not what Buddhist practice is all about. That's the message of this engaging and funny Burmese Buddhist monk, and it's a message that is finding a significant following among Westerners in the insight meditation tradition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem

    • By Yixiao on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment

    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Thubten Jinpa - translator, Rebecca McClen Novick - editor
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    About 1,000 years ago, the great Indian pandit and yogi, Dipamkara Shrijnana (Atisha), was invited to Tibet to reestablish the Buddhadharma which had been suppressed and corrupted for almost two centuries. One of Atisha's main accomplishments in Tibet was his writing of the seminal text A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, in which he extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and organized them into a clear, steplike arrangement that makes it easy for any individual practitioner to understand and practice the Dharma. This genre of teachings is known as lam-rim, or steps of the path, and forms an essential part of every school of Tibetan Buddhism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Om mane padme hum

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean

    • By: Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush - editor
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    This audiobook contains both of the very popular Lama Yeshe booklets, Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean. These lectures explore the general topics of Buddhism and the mind and are followed by question-and-answer sessions that include a fascinating historic exchange between Lama and a group of psychiatrists illuminating the differences between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommended

    • By Jocelyn K Jacobs on 07-15-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Essential Dogen

    • Writings of the Great Zen Master
    • By: Peter Levitt (editor), Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
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    This is the first book to offer the great master's incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen - and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Buddhism's most influential teachers.

    • By Tom Phillpotts on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Hagakure

    • The Book of the Samurai
    • By: William Scott Wilson (translator), Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 585
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 529

    Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an 18th-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Way to Experience the Book Again

    • By WildKarrde on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Training the Samurai Mind

    • A Bushido Sourcebook
    • By: Thomas Cleary (translator/editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 115

    Training the Samurai Mind gives an insider's view of the samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great classic

    • By Luis Pires on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sky Above, Great Wind

    • The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
    • By: Kazuaki Tanahashi
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Ryokan (1758–1831) is, along with Dogen and Hakuin, one of the three giants of Zen in Japan. But unlike his two renowned colleagues, Ryokan was a societal dropout, living mostly as a hermit and a beggar. He was never head of a monastery or temple. He liked playing with children. He had no dharma heir. Even so, people recognized the depth of his realization, and he was sought out by people of all walks of life for the teaching to be experienced in just being around him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Great Fool

    • By Susie on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Essence of Budo

    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    The study of budo, or the Japanese martial arts for self-cultivation, is a lifelong path toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, a sword master who has practiced and taught budo for over 40 years, addresses the myriad issues, vagaries, and inconsistencies that arise for students of karate-do, judo, kendo, kenjutsu, aikido, and iaido as their training develops.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just sat in a Dojo of the mind.

    • By Joseph on 02-26-16
    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • In the Dojo

    • A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and relationships in the dojo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great to learn about the dojo and behavior inside.

    • By Patrice Lamarche on 09-10-16
    • A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95