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    • Beyond Religion

    • Ethics for a Whole World
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495

    The Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, here elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

    • By Mary on 12-20-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Art of Happiness

    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler M.D.
    • Narrated by: Howard C. Cutler M.D.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

    The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good listen

    • By Chris on 01-04-05

    Regular price: $14.60

    • How to See Yourself as You Really Are

    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    In How to See Yourself as You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddist leader teaches listeners how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic and loving perspective

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In Defense of the Narrator

    • By Rita on 05-23-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Buddhism for Beginners

    • By: Thubten Chodron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions - beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?” - and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction - as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing introduction to Buddhism

    • By chad d on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Universe in a Single Atom

    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: Richard Gere
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    After 40 years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual, and philosophical study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why both disciplines must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. Science shows us ways of interpreting the physical world, while spirituality helps us cope with reality. But the extreme of either is impoverishing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice bridge between science and spirituality

    • By J********** on 11-21-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • How to Practice

    • The Way to a Meaningful Life
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Translated, Edited by Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    We all possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. Now, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and best selling author helps you begin the path to enlightenment in this easy-access reference for daily practice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a Blessing!

    • By Barbara on 09-29-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Dalai Lama: Introduction to Buddhism

    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
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      4 out of 5 stars 108

    When the Dalai Lama paid a visit to Emory University, he offered an introductory lecture to Tibetan Buddhism. The lecture is not exactly what you’d normally get in the university classroom. The talk is not entirely linear. And he spends some time speaking in English, then speaks in his native tongue (with the help of an interpreter). But, he can talk about Buddhism with the authority that few authors can, and there’s a reason audiences come to see him in droves.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor sound quality

    • By John on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Heart of Meditation

    • Discovering Innermost Awareness
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins (Editor and Translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to - and in fact a prerequisite for - the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vital Study: Heart of Meditation

    • By 🌈☮️ MICHÆL IRVINE HART ❤️ on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Buddhism

    • One Teacher, Many Traditions
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with clarity the convergences and the divergences between the two major strains of Buddhism - the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to follow.

    • By SKaredyKat on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

    • By: Howard Cutler M.D., His Holiness The Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The Art of Happiness has become the classic guide to the Dalai Lama's enlightened approach to living. In this inspirational new volume, the unique collaboration between the Dalai Lama and the highly respected scholar Howard Cutler returns with a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the stressful and demanding world we all live in today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great look at what is really going on in the wor

    • By Jes on 05-16-13

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss

    • The Essential Tibetan Book of the Dead
    • By: Graham Coleman, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist writings in the West and one of the most inspirational and compelling texts in world literature. In Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss, Graham Coleman, the editor of Viking's acclaimed unabridged translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, collects the most beautifully written passages, ones that draw out the central perspectives most relevant to modern experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent modern Tibetan Book of the Dead

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Approaching the Buddhist Path

    • The Library of Wisdom and Compassion
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron
    • Narrated by: Peter Aronson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Library of Wisdom and Compassion collects the Dalai Lama’s decades of presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment. It has been compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron. This first volume provides a wealth of reflections on Buddhist history and fundamentals, contemporary issues, and the Dalai Lama’s own personal experiences. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Becoming Enlightened

    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life-long student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened is a remarkable and empowering work that can be enjoyed by seekers of all faiths, at every stage of spiritual development.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Spiritual Guide

    • By deborah on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Advice on Dying

    • And Living a Better Life
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    "Everyone dies, but no one is dead," goes the Tibetan saying. It is with these words that Advice on Dying takes flight. Using a 17th-century poem written by a prominent scholar-practitioner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws from a wide range of traditions and beliefs to explore the stages we all go through when we die, which are the very same stages we experience in life when we go to sleep, faint, or reach orgasm (Shakespeare's "little death").

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughts on Dying

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-08

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The World of Tibetan Buddhism

    • An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Thupten Jinpa - editor translator annotation
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dense, heavy

    • By Michael on 12-04-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • An Open Heart

    • Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Vreeland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    When His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to New York City in 1999, he spoke simply and powerfully on the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion. An Open Heart lays out this course of meditation, from the simplest to the most challenging, describing the mental training techniques that will enable anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts. Featuring an afterword by Richard Gere.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I purchased _An Open Heart_,

    • By Chris on 02-22-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • For the Benefit of All Beings

    • A Commentary on The Way of the Bodhisattva
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated by: James Gimian, Wulstan Fletcher
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The 14th Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents here detailed practical guidance based on sections of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism. The Dalai Lama explains this classic and beloved work, showing how anyone can develop a truly "good heart" and the aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. In this book, the Dalai Lama's profound knowledge is evident - the result of extensive training.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Mysticism

    • The Essential Teachings
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Renuka Singh
    • Narrated by: Matthew McFetridge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Mysticism is popularly understood as becoming one with God or the Absolute. In this inspirational book, the Dalai Lama's thoughts on the nature and meaning of mysticism, how we can live lives infused with mystical experience, and how mysticism can result in both personal and social change are revealed. The book consists of four sections - an introduction, quotations, a lecture on mysticism by the Dalai Lama, and a glossary - that provide an accessible introduction to the Dalai Lama's core teachings concerning the mystical path.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics

    • Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge
    • By: Vic Mansfield, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    In a clear and engaging way, this book shows how the principle of emptiness, the philosophic heart of Tibetan Buddhism, connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics. Detailed connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time are also explored. For Tibetan Buddhists, the profound interconnectedness implied by emptiness demands the practice of universal compassion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tibetan Buddhism and Science

    • By John Mettler on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

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