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    • The 12 Week Year

    • Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months
    • By: Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

    Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not enough meat.

    • By Steven on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Science and the Akashic Field

    • An Integral Theory of Everything
    • By: Ervin Laszlo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Mystics and sages have long maintained that there exists an interconnecting cosmic field at the roots of reality that conserves and conveys information, a field known as the Akashic record. Recent discoveries in vacuum physics show that this Akashic field is real and has its equivalent in science's zero-point field that underlies space itself. This field consists of a subtle sea of fluctuating energies from which all things arise: atoms and galaxies, stars and planets, living beings, and even consciousness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must-read about ultimate nature of reality

    • By Alexandra Hopkins on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • When the Past Is Present

    • Healing the Emotional Wounds That Sabotage our Relationships
    • By: David Richo PhD
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    In this audiobook, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships - and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Oldschoolreasons on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

    • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 478

    Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Buddhism with a bite.

    • By Relatable1 on 01-30-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Membership Economy

    • Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue
    • By: Robbie Kellman Baxter
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    If you've ever used ZipCar, Amazon Prime, Spotify, NetFlix, Groupon, Weight Watchers, SurveyMonkey, United Mileage Plus, Pinterest, or Twitter, you are part of The Membership Economy, an increasingly popular model that author Robbie Kellman Baxter sees as the inevitable result of technological advancements, social trends, and a generation in transition. The Membership Economy argues that we are now moving away from ownership, but we still want the benefits that come with access.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relevant, but without an "a-ha" moment

    • By Nagy Barnabás on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Be an Adult in Love

    • Letting Love in Safely and Showing It Recklessly
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    In this audiobook, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships - one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, How to Be an Adult in Relationships explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life: Attention to the present moment; observing, listening, and noticing all the feelings at play in our relationships.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The hardcopy version would be better

    • By RH on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Daring to Trust

    • Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it's fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust - both in ourselves and in our partner. Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful, seriously useful

    • By Andrew Dawkins on 08-25-15
    • Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 95 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Attention Revolution

    • Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind
    • By: B. Alan Wallace PhD
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Meditation offers, in addition to its many other benefits, a method for achieving previously inconceivable levels of concentration. Author B. Alan Wallace has nearly 30 years' practice in attention-enhancing meditation, including a retreat he performed under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. An active participant in the much-publicized dialogues between Buddhists and scientists, Alan is uniquely qualified to speak intelligently to both camps, and The Attention Revolution is the definitive presentation of his knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book I've read on meditation

    • By Javier on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dreaming Yourself Awake

    • Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
    • By: Brian Hodel (editor), B. Alan Wallace
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream. There is a range of techniques anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer - and this audiobook provides all the instruction you need to get started.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great techniques and background

    • By Kiandra on 06-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Five Things We Cannot Change....

    • And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In this provocative and inspiring audiobook, David Richo distills 30 years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness - and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change - the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends, (2) things do not always go according to plan, (3) life is not always fair, (4) pain is a part of life, and (5) people are not loving and loyal all the time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good platform, but goes awry

    • By Mr. Barker on 01-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Collective Genius

    • The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation
    • By: Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help - but there's only one way to ensure sustained innovation: You need to lead it - and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent penmanship

    • By Speedette on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Experience of God

    • Being, Consciousness, Bliss
    • By: David Bentley Hart
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion "God" frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word "God” functions in the world’s great theistic faiths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The clearest thinking I have heard in ages.

    • By Carlos Miranda on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cocaine + Surfing

    • A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair
    • By: Chas Smith
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960-'70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. As the surf brands accidentally morphed into a multimillion- then multibillion-dollar industry beginning in the 1980s, however, the derelict portrait began to harm business.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Jimmy P on 08-24-18
    • A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair
    • By: Chas Smith
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 84 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Chöd

    • The Sacred Teachings on Severance: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibet, Volume 14
    • By: Jamgon Kongtrul, Sarah Harding
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Treasury of Precious Instructions by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye, one of Tibet's greatest Buddhist masters, is a shining jewel of Tibetan literature, presenting essential teachings from the entire spectrum of practice lineages that existed in Tibet. In its 18 volumes, Kongtrul brings together some of the most important texts on key topics of Buddhist thought and practice as well as authoring significant new sections of his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent content, challenging naration

    • By Raven505 on 12-08-17
    • The Sacred Teachings on Severance: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibet, Volume 14
    • By: Jamgon Kongtrul, Sarah Harding
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Beyond Happiness

    • The Zen Way to True Contentment
    • By: Ezra Bayda
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    In Beyond Happiness, Bayda draws on Zen teachings to question our conventional notions about what happiness is and where we can find it. Most of us seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Bayda shows us that the deepest and most lasting form of happiness does not rely on external circumstance at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wake up

    • By Mud D. Farmer on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

    • By: Amira Ben-Yehuda, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Devotion to one's teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path. Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our most deeply held beliefs and expectations. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse addresses some of the most misunderstood aspects of this powerful relationship and gives practical advice on making the most of this precious opportunity for transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor pronunciation of Tibetan & dharma terms

    • By Marzi on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Quantum Prophets

    • Richard Dawkins, Deepak Chopra and the Spooky Truth About Their Battle over God
    • By: Tom Roston
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Richard Dawkins and Deepak Chopra are two of the most famous Big Thinkers of our time. And yet their deeply acrimonious, decade-long battle over God, human consciousness and "quantum healing" has gone unchronicled until now. Dawkins, a best-selling author and evolutionary biologist who coined the term "meme", has staked his name on the cause of militant atheism.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Author wrote this book to attack individuals such as D. Chopra.

    • By C. Haz on 05-28-17
    • Richard Dawkins, Deepak Chopra and the Spooky Truth About Their Battle over God
    • By: Tom Roston
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Buddhism and the Art of Psychotherapy

    • Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology
    • By: Hayao Kawai
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In this engaging and intriguing work, renowned Japanese psychologist Hayao Kawai examines his own personal experience of how a Japanese became a Jungian psychoanalyst and how the Buddhism in him gradually reacted to it.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Leading the Life You Want

    • Skills for Integrating Work and Life
    • By: Stewart D. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    You're busy trying to lead a "full" life. But does it really feel full - or are you stretched too thin? Enter Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, adviser to leaders across the globe, and passionate advocate of replacing the misguided metaphor of "work/life balance" with something more realistic and sustainable. If you're seeking "balance", you'll never achieve it, argues Friedman.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mindful America

    • The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
    • By: Jeff Wilson
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Performance

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-17
    • The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
    • By: Jeff Wilson
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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