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  • The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss | Dr. Jason Fung

    The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dr. Jason Fung
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

    PSBoyte says: "We'll see, but .... why is this not common knowledge."
  • The Complete Book of Five Rings | Miyamoto Musashi,Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)

    The Complete Book of Five Rings

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

    DW says: "Best translation I have encountered."
  • The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido | Morihei Ueshiba,John Stevens - translator

    The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Morihei Ueshiba, John Stevens - translator
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Miles says: "the one with the heart will know"
  • The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master | Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor),Peter Levitt (editor)

    The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor), Peter Levitt (editor)
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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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.

    World Peace says: "A great performance of great wisdom."
  • Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai | Yamamoto Tsunetomo,William Scott Wilson (translator)

    Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Yamamoto Tsunetomo, William Scott Wilson (translator)
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Joshua says: "An informative look into the samurai mind"
  • Training the Samurai Mind: A Bushido Sourcebook | Thomas Cleary (translator/editor)

    Training the Samurai Mind: A Bushido Sourcebook

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thomas Cleary (translator/editor)
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Luis Pires says: "A great classic"
  • The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness |  His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins (Editor and Translator)

    The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins (Editor and Translator)
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Ronald says: "Too complex to be useful"
  • The Great Passage | Shion Miura,Juliet Winters Carpenter - translator

    The Great Passage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shion Miura, Juliet Winters Carpenter - translator
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    Inspired as a boy by the multiple meanings to be found for a single word in the dictionary, Kohei Araki is devoted to the notion that a dictionary is a boat to carry us across the sea of words. But after thirty-seven years creating them at Gembu Books, it's time for him to retire and find his replacement. He discovers a kindred spirit in Mitsuya Majime - a young, disheveled square peg with a penchant for collecting antiquarian books and a background in linguistics - whom he swipes from his company's sales department.

    Jay Quintana says: "A Fun, Light Novel"
  • Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan | Kazuaki Tanahashi

    Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kazuaki Tanahashi
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Susie says: "The Great Fool"
  • Burning Chrome | William Gibson

    Burning Chrome

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
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    William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of the most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "abstract art"
  • The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima

    The Sound of Waves

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    • By Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

    Bruce says: "Remote Japanese island beautifully depicted"
  • Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment |  His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Geshe Thubten Jinpa - translator,Rebecca McClen Novick - editor

    Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Thubten Jinpa - translator, Rebecca McClen Novick - editor
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Anant says: "An essential book for those interested in Lam-Rim"
  • Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter | Richard Parks

    Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter

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    • By Richard Parks
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    In an ancient Japan where the incursions of gods, ghosts, and demons into the living world is an everyday event, an impoverished nobleman named Yamada no Goji makes his living as a demon hunter for hire. With the occasional assistance of the reprobate exorcist Kenji, whatever the difficulty - ogres, demons, fox-spirits - for a price Yamada will do what needs to be done, even and especially if the solution to the problem isn’t as simple as the edge of a sword.

    mary says: "Demon Hunter mini stories"
  • Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune | Pamela S. Turner

    Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Pamela S. Turner
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale may sound like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family - and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai.

    Jim says: "Great Book"
  • Spring Snow | Yukio Mishima

    Spring Snow

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    • By Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders -- rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura.

    UMARRAJ says: "An extraordinary work......."
  • In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts | Dave Lowry

    In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Dave Lowry
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Patrice Lamarche says: "Great to learn about the dojo and behavior inside."
  • Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean | Lama Thubten Yeshe,Nicholas Ribush - editor

    Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush - editor
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Jocelyn K Jacobs says: "Highly Recommended"
  • When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life | Sayadaw U Tejaniya

    When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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    • By Sayadaw U Tejaniya
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    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.

    Mike Shore says: "Eye opening"
  • Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata

    Snow Country

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    • By Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
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    The story of the doomed love affair of a wealthy sophisticate, Shimamura, and the geisha Komako, at a mountain hotspring resort in western Japan, one of the snowiest regions on earth.

    Douglas says: "The Tragedy..."
  • The Art of Awakening: A User's Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Art and Practice | Konchog Lhadrepa,Charlotte Davis

    The Art of Awakening: A User's Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Art and Practice

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    • By Konchog Lhadrepa, Charlotte Davis
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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.

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