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    • Why I Am a Buddhist

    • No-Nonsense Buddhism with Red Meat and Whiskey
    • By: Stephen T. Asma
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma's iconoclasm, irreverence, and hardheaded approach to the subject. He is distressed that much of what passes for Buddhism is really little more than "New Age mush." He loudly asserts that it is time to "take the California out of Buddhism." And he presents a spiritual practice that does not require a belief in creeds or dogma.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buddhism for the real world

    • By A.Lucas on 07-17-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Buddha for Beginners

    • By: Stephen T. Asma
    • Narrated by: John C. Winson
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person - a radical - who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha for Beginners introduces the listener to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of Buddhism.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrators voice

    • By Carl on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $13.96