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Think Like a Monk

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Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the number one podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:  How to overcome negativity How to stop overthinking  Why comparison kills love  How to use your fear  Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it  How to learn from everyone you meet  Why you are not your thoughts  How to find your purpose  Why kindness is crucial to success  And much more Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things - a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: Instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others.  After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his re´sume´, he moved back home in North London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends - many working for some of the world’s largest corporations - who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness.  Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the number one video on Facebook with more than 360 million views. His social media following totals more than 38 million, he has produced more than 400 viral videos that have amassed more than eight billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s number one health and wellness podcast.   In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can - and should - think like a monk. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the a.ccompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Jay Shetty (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Welcoming the Unwelcome

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From the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart comes an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas - compassionate beings - in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with - even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

©2019 Pema Chodron (P)2020 Shambhala Publications

Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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Real Love

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This program is read by the author. You are a person worthy of love. You don't have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world. Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and life itself. Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience rather than preconceptions. Across three sections Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

©2017 Sharon Salzberg (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

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This volume offers a complete translation of the Sam?yutta Nika¯ya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon.  The Sam?yutta Nika¯ya consists of 56 chapters, each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha's suttas or discourses.  The chapters are organised into five major parts. The first, 'The Book with Verses', is a compilation of suttas composed largely in verse. This book ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon, showing the Buddha in his full grandeur as the peerless 'teacher of gods and humans'. The other four books deal in depth with the philosophical principles and meditative structures of early Buddhism. They combine into orderly chapters all the important short discourses of the Buddha on such major topics as dependent origination, the five aggregates, the six sense bases, the seven factors of enlightenment, the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths.  Among the four large Nikayas belonging to the Pali Canon, the Sam?yutta Nika¯ya serves as the repository for the many shorter suttas of the Buddha where he discloses his radical insights into the nature of reality and his unique path to spiritual emancipation. This collection, it seems, was directed mainly at those disciples who were capable of grasping the deepest dimensions of wisdom and of clarifying them for others, and also provided guidance to meditators intent on consummating their efforts with the direct realisation of the ultimate truth.  The present work begins with an insightful general introduction to the Sam?yutta Nika¯ya as a whole. Each of the five parts is also provided with its own introduction, intended to guide the listener through this vast, ocean-like collection of suttas. Distinguished by its lucidity and technical precision, this new translation makes this ancient collection of the Buddha’s discourses accessible and comprehensible to the thoughtful listener of today.  Like its two predecessors in this series, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha is sure to merit a place of honour in the library of every serious student of Buddhism.  Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk originally from New York City. Ordained in Sri Lanka in 1972, he has been for many years the president and editor of the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy. His previous publications include several other important translations from the Pali Canon, including a revised and annotated version of Bhikkhu Ñanamoli’s translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2000 Bhikkhu Bodhi (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Length: 57 hrs and 58 mins
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Three Steps to Courage

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In the midst of fear, anger, or sadness it may seem impossible to find our ground. Yet, the feelings we want to avoid the most can open the way to fearlessness, our basic goodness, and true freedom. Beloved Tibetan Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön has a unique gift for helping those of all faiths to work with their most difficult inner and outer challenges. In this supportive series of talks, listeners will join her at her best - showing us the way back to our wisest and most heartful selves.  Here, Pema shares three simple, time-honored steps to practice when we are in pain or crisis:  Finding the stillness and space within our inner storms so that we can act rather than react Using all of our felt experiences - positive and negative - as a direct path not only to immediate relief, but to real courage, nurtured through compassion Transforming our emotions and welcoming them as friends The feelings that we want to run from, Pema tells us, offer us the very fuel we need to grow our strength and self-acceptance. With Three Steps to Courage, you will learn how to do just that - with welcome support and inspiration along the way.  Program Highlights Session 1: Refraining from Emotional Reactivity  The three steps to courage Guided Practice: Feeling Our Feelings  Facing debilitating insecurity and feeling with kindness "Recognition" and the ability to refrain Releasing our storylines and softening into experience Emotions and intimacy Session 2: Emotions as Paths of Awakening  Melting the ice cube: becoming intimate with your experience  The mindful gap, letting go, and clear seeing Q&A topics: holding space, recognizing wisdom, empathy, and basic goodness Session 3: Transforming Emotions  Working with grief and loneliness Courage, ignorance, and the "qualities" game Cultivating spaciousness with tonglen practice Q&A topics: karmic seeds, shenpa, patience, loneliness, optimism, regret, virtue, and the healing power of love PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.   

©2020 Pema Chödrön (P)2020 Sounds True

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The Grace in Aging

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Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold - transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the listener personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.

©2014 Kathleen Dowling Singh  (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Room to Breathe

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Between the smartphone, the laptop, the tablet, and whatever else is demanding your attention, sometimes you just need to unplug! Room to Breathe brings you a refreshing series of beginner-friendly guided meditations and mindfulness techniques to help you regain a sense of spaciousness and ease. Presented by renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg, these 10 core practices were created to give you the feel of a meditation retreat at home - but can be enjoyed in any place conducive to a period of undisturbed quiet. Room to Breathe brings listeners eight core exercises: Calming the Mind, Facing Challenges, Being Present, Letting Go, Trusting Yourself, and more. Includes a guidebook with tips for breaking free from habitual stressful patterns along with contemplations to remind you of what's really important to you. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Sharon Salzberg (P)2016 Sounds True

Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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365 Daily Buddhist Thoughts

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Buddhism has been in the minds, hearts, and lives of men and women since the first historically recorded Buddha reincarnated in ancient India. The person we know today as the Buddha, who is also known as Shakyamuni and Gautama, has been revered and honored for over 2500 years. His profound teachings have given hope and meaning to the lives of countless millions of people right up till the present day. But, just like us, he was just another fragile human being, filled with hopes, dreams, fears and concerns for the people around him and for the environment. We are not told who his spiritual teachers were, but like us today, he must have searched for the wisdom that he needed to attempt to explain his purpose in life and his place in the vast universe. Many of the quotes you will find on these pages are from the mouth of Shakyamuni. Teachings in those ancient times where almost always oral and passed on from student to student and hence generation to generation. You will also find the comforting words of modern Buddhas such as Nichiren as well as modern wisdom from today’s great Buddhist teachers.

©2018 Laurence Flood (P)2021 Laurence Flood

Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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The Enlightened Brain

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There's been a major breakthrough in the world's oldest research experiment. For over 2,500 years, Buddhist meditators have investigated the human psyche. Now, with the help of modern neuroscience, we have gained an unprecedented understanding of how the brain responds to meditation practice - which gives you powerful tools for changing your own brain for more happiness, love, and wisdom. With The Enlightened Brain, Dr. Rick Hanson shows you how to restore the calm, contented, and caring state that is your brain's natural condition. Includes guided practices for strengthening mindfulness, bringing peace to anger and anxiety, deepening meditation, releasing ego, and much more.

©2011 Rick Hanson (P)2011 Rick Hanson

Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1

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In the words of the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (the four satipatthanas) are "the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana." Within the quintessential discourse called the Satipatthana Sutta, we find the Buddha's seminal teachings about the practice of meditation. On Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume I: The Body, esteemed teacher and author Joseph Goldstein presents an audio curriculum to reveal the deeper insights of this vital sutta - and how it serves to inform and guide your own daily practice. Goldstein sets the stage for your journey through the sutta by clarifying the Buddha's initial declaration of the "direct path" to awakening that is its promise. Through the wisdom of Buddhist masters of ancient and modern times and the expertise of his own 40-year study and practice, he shares the subtle nuances of each key term derived from the original Pali. Where do you find the ardency to sustain and balance your efforts along the path? How do you cultivate the breadth of mindfulness that makes any spiritual undertaking possible? What strengthens your perception of impermanence - both internally and externally? With Goldstein's lucid instruction, you will discover a wellspring of profound revelations to revitalize and mature your practice, and help you bring forth its fruits in every area of your life. Course objectives: Explore the four abidings of mindfulness, or qualities of mind, as the direct path for awakening Observe the three kinds of cravings and desires, and how they manifest Analyze how mindfulness of the body is the first foundation of mindfulness as taught by the Buddha Discuss the ways of clearly knowing and the four basic qualities of matter in relationship to the relative (objective or conceptual) and the ultimate (subjective or direct) levels of experience or truth On Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume I: The Body, Goldstein introduces you to the first satipatthana, the domain of the body. Here, you will learn the cornerstone techniques for successful meditation practice, as taught by the Buddha himself. From appropriate places and postures for practice to clear comprehension of all aspects of the body to the elements and energies that make up our physical form, Goldstein brings you to the threshold of the "ultimate truth" of our bodies. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Joseph Goldstein (P)2012 Sounds True

Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Beginning Zen Buddhism

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Begin your journey to Zen - an essential beginner's guide to Buddhism. Do you often feel anxious and stressed out? Do you experience difficulty sleeping at night due to overthinking? Do you feel like you are always running around without actually getting anything done? If you’ve answered yes, then this book is your key to reclaiming control over your life. Beginning Zen Buddhism: Timeless Teachings to Master Your Emotions, Reduce Stress and Anxiety, and Achieve Inner Peace addresses the essential lessons of Buddhism, as well as Zen and mindfulness. In this book, you will discover: The definition, history, and evolution of Buddhism The core concepts of Buddhism: karma, suffering, nirvana, and reincarnation What is Zen Buddhism How to practice and implement the five precepts of Buddhism into your everyday life The incredible benefits of practicing mindfulness regularly and how to do it Transforming your state of mind and self through mindfulness Alan Watts and his version of Zen Buddhism And much more… If the books, articles, and manuals you encountered in the past were too confusing or have not helped, this one certainly can. Written especially with beginners in mind, the topics are clearly explained and come with relatable examples. This book will allow you to fully understand the concept and teachings of Zen Buddhism. At the same time, it will show you how you can practice mindfulness effectively to achieve true inner peace and calmness. You can start to make positive and significant changes to your life with the help of this book. Allow yourself the benefits of a life free of stress and anxiety with the understanding and practice of Buddhism. You are one step away from a clear and peaceful mind. Scroll up, click “Buy Now", and begin your Zen Buddhism journey today!

©2020 Amy White (P)2021 Amy White

Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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Meditation in Action

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This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego.

©1991 Diana Mukpo. Afterword 2010 by Samuel Bercholz (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Plaidoyer pour l'altruisme

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Abreuvés d'images violentes, confrontés à une société en crise, on sous-estime la force de la bienveillance, la banalité du bien et le pouvoir de transformation qu'une attitude altruiste peut avoir sur nos vies au plan individuel et, partant, sur la société tout entière. Plaidoyer pour l'altruisme est la somme de cinq années de recherches, de rencontres, d'expériences, d'observation et de réflexion. Ainsi, pour l'auteur, l'homme est d'abord un "coopérateur". Rétablir la pratique de l'altruisme et de la bienveillance au niveau individuel et social changerait la face du monde, libérant des forces créatrices bien plus efficaces que celles générées par la compétition. Ces morceaux choisis ont pour dessein d'offrir à l'auditeur une première approche de cet ouvrage passionnant, fondé sur l'observation et les sciences du comportement ; ainsi que les outils lui permettant de restaurer la pratique de l'altruisme. Et surtout ils redonnent à l'altruisme la place éminente qu'il occupe au sein d'une humanité dont il assure l'épanouissement. Une interprétation maîtrisée qui décuple la force d'un texte refondateur de valeurs essentielles à l'humanité.

©2013 NiL éditions, Paris (P)2013 Audiolib

Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Your Buddha Nature

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Here's an opportunity to explore the Ten Perfections with one of the pre-eminent meditation instructors of our time. The Perfections are Buddhism's most basic foundation and include such universal virtues as truthfulness, simplicity, and lovingkindness. These virtues are not remote possibilities - they are immediate answers to the problems and challenges we face every day of our lives. In this comprehensive curriculum, Jack Kornfield introduces the 10 paramitas (inner perfections,) and shows how they can bring a sublime new dimension to any spiritual practice. With meditations and mindfulness techniques to help you understand and practice the Ten Perfections, this audio retreat invites you to experience life to the fullest.

©1997 Jack Kornfield (P)1997 Jack Kornfield

Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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The Taste of Freedom

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Excerpt from The Taste of Freedom by Bhikkhu Bodhi. "If one practises the Dhamma to a limited extent, leading a house-hold life in accordance with righteous principles, then one experiences in return a limited measure of freedom; if one practises the Dhamma to a fuller extent, going forth into the homeless state of monkhood, dwelling in seclusion adorned with the virtues of a recluse, contemplating the rise and fall of all conditioned things, then one experiences a fuller measure of freedom; and if one practises the Dhamma to its consummation, realising in this present life the goal of final deliverance, then one experiences a freedom that is measureless. At every level the flavour of the Teaching is of a single nature, the flavour of freedom. It is only the degree to which this flavour is enjoyed that differs, and the difference in degree is precisely proportional to the extent of one’s practice. Practise a little Dhamma and one reaps a little freedom, practise abundant Dhamma and one reaps abundant freedom. The Dhamma brings its own reward of freedom, always with the exactness of a scientific law."

©2020 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2020 Pariyatti

Narrator: Kalvin Kochhar
Length: 28 mins
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Two Buddhist Essays

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As a profound thinker, as the most profound thinker the world has ever known, the Buddha had two ways of speaking to people. At one time he would address them in words that expressed the utmost depth of his knowledge. At other times, he would tell them simple things within the compass of their ready understanding, in words that were taken from the ordinary speech used among themselves. In both modes of speech, he spoke what was true. But in the former mode he spoke what was final, ultimate truth and fact; in the latter mode, what was true for the people and the time to and in which he spoke.  We use these words “universe” and “things” because they are terms of current speech, and there are no others available to express more nearly what we mean; but in the Buddhist way of envisaging life there is no “universe” and no “things” in the sense in which these words are ordinarily used. For the Buddhist way of envisaging what is here is one that is not satisfied to skim surfaces, but goes into things, penetrates them, and seeks to find out what they are at the bottom.

©1978 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2020 Pariyatti

Length: 36 mins
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I Wanna Be Well

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All Miguel Chen ever wanted was to be happy. Just like everyone else. But - also like everyone else - he’s suffered. A lot. Running from difficult personal losses - like the deaths of loved ones - was something he did for years, and it got the best of him. Eventually, though, he stopped running and started walking a spiritual path. That might be surprising for a dude in a relentlessly touring punk band (Teenage Bottlerocket), but Miguel quickly found that meditation, mindfulness, and yoga really helped. They allowed him to turn inward, to connect to himself and the world around him. Suddenly, he had found actual happiness. Miguel’s realistic. He knows it’ll never be all sunshine and peaches. And yet, he is (for the most part) at peace with the world and with himself. It shocks even him sometimes. But he’s come to see the interconnectedness of all things, the beauty of life...even the parts that suck. Each short chapter ends with a hands-on practice that the listener can put into action right away - and each practice offers a distilled “TL;DL” takeaway point.

©2018 Miguel Chen, Rod Meade Sperry (P)2020 Miguel Chen

Narrator: Miguel Chen
Author: Miguel Chen
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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How to Meditate with Pema Chodron

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When it comes to meditation, Pema Chodron is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost teachers. Yet she's never offered an introductory course on audio - until now. In How to Meditate with Pema Chodron, subtitled "A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind", the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and best-selling author presents her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation. Through traditional insights and her personal guidance in 12 sitting sessions, Chodron will help you honestly meet with, and compassionately relate to, your mind as you explore: The basics of mindfulness awareness practice, from proper posture, to learning to settle, to breathing and relaxation Gentleness, patience, and humor - three ingredients for a well-balanced practice Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises Thoughts and emotions as "sheer delight" - instead of obstacles - in meditation

©Pema Chodron; (P)Sounds True

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

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Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.

©2001 Jack Kornfield

Narrator: Jack Kornfield
Length: 9 hrs
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Advice Not Given

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"Most people will never find a great psychiatrist or a great Buddhist teacher, but Mark Epstein is both, and the wisdom he imparts in Advice Not Given is an act of generosity and compassion. The book is a tonic for the ailments of our time." (Ann Patchett, New York Times best-selling author of Commonwealth) Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein presents a how-to guide rooted in two traditions, Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, devoted to maximizing the human potential for living a better life.  Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And, while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given, Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that developed in entirely different times and places and, until recently, had nothing to do with each other, both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our well-being, and both come to the same conclusion: When we give the ego free reign, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free.  With great insight, and in a deeply personal style, Epstein offers listeners a how-to guide that refuses a quick fix, grounded in two traditions devoted to maximizing the human potential for living a better life. Using the Eightfold Path, eight areas of self-reflection that Buddhists believe necessary for enlightenment, as his scaffolding, Epstein looks back productively on his own experience and that of his patients. While the ideas of the Eightfold Path are as old as Buddhism itself, when informed by the sensibility of Western psychotherapy, they become something more: a road map for spiritual and psychological growth, a way of dealing with the intractable problem of the ego. Breaking down the wall between East and West, Epstein brings a Buddhist sensibility to therapy and a therapist's practicality to Buddhism. Speaking clearly and directly, he offers a rethinking of mindfulness that encourages people to be more watchful of their ego, an idea with a strong foothold in Buddhism but now for the first time applied in the context of psychotherapy.  Our ego is at once our biggest obstacle and our greatest hope. We can be at its mercy or we can learn to mold it. Completely unique and practical, Epstein's advice can be used by all - each in his or her own way - and will provide wise counsel in a confusing world. After all, as he says, "Our egos can use all the help they can get." 

©2018 Mark Epstein (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Mark Epstein MD
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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Journey to Fulfillment

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Discover the Buddha's six keys to greater ease, compassion, and fulfillment. We may tell ourselves that once our lives get on track - with a good career, a loving partner, and a better sense of security - then we'll be able to focus on our greater purpose here. Deep down, many of us have felt this way. But is this really true? "What if it's not the life you wish you had," asks Pema Chödrön, "but the one you've got that holds what you need to reach your highest potential?" With Journey to Fulfillment, this beloved teacher shows us how wisdom, purpose, and true freedom begin right here and how the Six Paramitas of Buddhism can help us to find them. The Sanskrit word paramitas means "actions that take us to the other shore". Like travelers, Pema illustrates, we stand on the bank of a river, with all of our worries, confusion, and unfulfilled wants. Yet across the water we see those who have found ease, clarity of mind, and a deep tenderness for others. To help us make that crossing, the Buddha offered the paramitas. In this audio program, listeners will learn to understand and apply these six transcendent aids: generosity, discipline, patience, joyful enthusiasm, meditation, and wisdom. Here, Pema shows those of all faiths how to use the paramitas to move out of isolation and into loving connection, from constriction to ease, and from fear to the compassionate courage of our awakened nature.

©2021 Pema Chödrön (P)2021 Sounds True

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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Approaching the Buddhist Path

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The first volume in a multi-volume collection presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. This series collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron. The Buddha wanted his students to investigate, to see for themselves whether what he said was true. As a student of the Buddha, the Dalai Lama promotes the same spirit of investigation, and as the rich tradition of the Buddha makes its way into new lands and cultures, His Holiness has recognized that new approaches are needed to allow seekers in the West to experience the relevance of the liberating message in their own lives.  Such an approach cannot assume listeners are free from doubt and already have faith in Buddhism’s basic tenets. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, therefore, starts from the universal human wish for happiness and presents the dynamic nature of the mind. This first volume also provides a wealth of reflections on Buddhist history and fundamentals, contemporary issues, and the Dalai Lama’s own personal experiences. It stands alone as an introduction to Buddhism, but it also provides a foundation for the systematic illumination of the path in the volumes to come.  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.

©2017 Wisdom Publications (P)2018 Peter Aronson

Narrator: Peter Aronson
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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The Buddha Before Buddhism

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This book is in the tradition of the best-selling Dhammapada, a translation with commentary of one of the earliest of the surviving Buddhist texts, which reveals the teachings to be remarkably simple and free of religious trappings. One of the earliest of all Buddhist texts, the Atthakavagga, or Book of Eights, is a remarkable document, not only because it comes from the earliest strain of the literature - before the Buddha, as the title suggests, came to be thought of as a "Buddhist" - but also because its approach to awakening is so simple and free of adherence to any kind of ideology. Instead the Atthakavagga points to a direct and simple approach for attaining peace without requiring the adherence to doctrine. The value of the teachings it contains is not in the profundity of their philosophy or in their authority as scripture; rather, the value is found in the results they bring to those who live by them. Instead of doctrines to be believed, the Book of Eights describes means or practices for realizing peace. Gil Fronsdal's rigorous translation with commentary reveals the text to be of interest not only to Buddhists, but also to the ever-growing demographic of the spiritual-but-not-religious, who seek a spiritual life outside the structures of religion.

©2016 Egil Fronsdal (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: Gil Fronsdal
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Old Path White Clouds

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Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.

©2016 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
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The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

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ChgyamTrungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. This edition features a new foreword by Pema Chödrön, a close student of Trungpa and the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart.

©1976 Chögyam Trungpa; Foreword 2001 by Pema Chödrön (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Karma

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The Buddha's teaching on karma (literally, "action") is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: Our thoughts and actions determine our future, and therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that abound in popular culture, especially oversimplifications that make it seem like something not to be taken seriously. Karma is not simple, as Traleg Kyabgon shows, and it's to be taken very seriously indeed. He cuts through the persistent illusions we cling to about karma to show what it really is - the mechanics of why we suffer and how we can make the suffering end. He explains how a realistic understanding of karma is indispensable to Buddhist practice, how it provides a foundation for a moral life, and how understanding it can have a transformative effect on the way we relate to our thoughts and feelings and to those around us.

©2015 Traleg Kyabgon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Wickham
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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Meditation for Beginners

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Have you ever thought about trying meditation but didn't know how to get started? In Meditation for Beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield uses clear language and step-by-step guidance to show us how to start - and stick with - a daily meditation practice. From the basics of how to get started to dealing with distractions, this complete course introduces us to the Insight tradition of meditation that has helped practitioners throughout the ages cultivate profound inner calm and a lasting capacity for happiness.

©2010 Jack Kornfield (P)2010 Jack Kornfield

Narrator: Jack Kornfield
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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Emotional Alchemy

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Just as alchemists sought to transform lead into gold, we all have the natural ability to transform moments of confusion and emotional pain into insightful clarity. Lovingly, clearly, Tara Bennett-Goleman shows how most of what troubles us falls into 10 basic emotional patterns or schemas, including perfectionism, vulnerability, mistrust, and the fear of abandonment. Through schema therapy, she teaches us how to break free from such patterns and replace them with empathy for ourselves and others, and gives us the freedom to be more creative and alive. Emotional Alchemy explores the latest research in cognitive therapy and neuroscience, including the "magic quarter-second": the moment in which it is possible for a thought to be "caught" before it turns into an emotional reaction; the moment in which we can reject a self-defeating emotional impulse. The program then powerfully combines this science with ancient Buddhist wisdom that guides us to end our self-destructive habits. These teachings include the meditative awareness of mindfulness: an awareness that lets us see things as they truly are without distortion or judgment, enabling us to change not only our lives, but the very structure of our brains. Wise and pragmatic, gentle and inspiring, this is a liberating journey for those who wish to free themselves from suffering or help others on the way.

©2001 Tara Bennett-Goleman (P)2001 Books on Tape Inc., Published by Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

Narrator: Anna Fields
Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
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Mind Whispering

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"The road in life forks in every moment, with one path leading toward confusion, separateness, and entanglement, and the other toward clarity, connection, and mental freedom. With mind whispering, the choice can be ours." Why sometimes do even the smallest events send us into a downward spiral? Whether we're aware of it or not, our feelings and outlook are constantly shaped by learned patterns, or habitual modes of being. These have the power to dictate our sense of wellbeing and our very perceptions of our lives and the world around us. These modes - distinct orchestrations of how we think and feel, how we act and interact - can open us up to delight and wisdom or preoccupy us with fear and despair, driving and distorting our experiences like invisible puppeteers of the mind. In this engaging and insightful work, New York Times best-selling author Tara Bennett-Goleman offers us new ways to cut the strings of our self-defeating habits and find emotional freedom. By bringing together the latest in cognitive psychology, the neuroscience of habit change, Eastern philosophy, and her experience with horse whispering, Bennett-Goleman helps liberate us from our most challenging mental roadblocks so we can identify emotional triggers and dysfunctional habits in ourselves and our relationships and begin to build new positive patterns in our lives and our world. A groundbreaking map of the emotional mind, Mind Whispering helps transform our emotions, improve our relationships, connect us with a wise and compassionate heart, and finally live with a more lasting sense of happiness.

©2013 Tara Bennett-Goleman (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Wherever You Go There You Are

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Warmth, humor, anecdotes, and poems make up this inspirational guide to a revolutionary new way of being, seeing, and living. Exploring principles and practices of mindfulness, Dr. Kabat Zinn has taught this two thousand year old Buddhist method of relaxation to thousands. Learn how to capture the present, to live fully in the moment and reduce anxiety, achieve inner peace, and enrich the quality of life. Let this be your guide to mindfulness meditation in everyday life.

©1994 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. (P)1994 Audio Renaissance Tapes, A Division of Cassette Productions Unlimited, Inc.

Narrator: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Teachings of the Buddha

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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The audiobook also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to listeners of all spiritual traditions. A Dedication and Editor’s Preface are included, narrated by Jack Kornfield.

©1993, 1996 Jack Kornfield (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Radical Self-Acceptance

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The Practice of Self-Acceptance, Taught by a Buddhist Clinical Psychologist... How would your life change if you genuinely accepted yourself, just the way you are? According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding. On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough." With insights from both Eastern contemplative traditions and Western psychotherapies, Dr. Brach guides you through a full program of meditations and skills you need to become more compassionate toward the "unforgivable" parts of your self. As Dr. Brach says, the most difficult - and pervasive - challenge to Westerners today is the suffering caused by our feelings of unworthiness and self-aversion. Radical Self-Acceptance offers a way to break out of this emotional prison, so you can discover the freedom that comes with kindness and true appreciation of yourself and others.

©2005 Tara Brach (P)2008 Sounds True

Narrator: Tara Brach
Author: Tara Brach
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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The Four Immeasurables

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The Four Immeasurables - the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity - is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others. Alan Wallace presents a unique interweaving of teachings on the Four Immeasurables with instruction on meditative quiescence, or shamatha practice, to empower the mind. This book includes both guided meditations and lively discussions on the implications of these teachings for our life.

©2010 Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies (P)2021 Shambhala Publications

Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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The Path Is The Goal

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According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience - and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.

©1995 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Julian Elfer
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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Taming the Tiger Within

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Grounded in the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and compassion, this audio handbook of meditations and reflections offers techniques for diffusing anger, conquering fear, and cultivating love. Distilled from the pages of his best-selling works, Taming the Tiger Within is an audio handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life - a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one's life and relationships. Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind. Now he focuses his profound spiritual wisdom on the basic human emotions everyone struggles with on a daily basis. Selections are from No Death, No Fear; Anger; and Going Home.

©2018 Thich Nhat Hanh and Pritam Singh (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 44 mins
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Bodhisattva Mind

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What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment. "We all have a consciousness that knows what helps and what causes harm," says Ani Pema. "With this same ability, we can 'tame our minds', and extricate ourselves from suffering." A practicum of insights and meditations from this cherished teacher, Bodhisattva Mind shows us how to connect with the spacious, clear, unbiased nature of our minds and experience the joy of complete freedom.

©2006 Pema Chodron

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Smile at Fear

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Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears - perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

©2009 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Training the Mind

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Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is. The 59 provocative slogans presented here - each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chgyam Trungpa - have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind. "This edition contains a new foreword by Pema Chodron.

©1993 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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A Step Away from Paradise

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It was the early 1960s. The place, a far-off corner of the Himalayas long fabled in Tibetan tradition to be hiding a valley of immortality among its peaks and glaciers - a real-life Shangri-La. They waited generations for the prophesied lama to come, the one with the secret knowledge of how to "open" the Hidden Land. Then, one day, he came. His name was Tulshuk Lingpa. This book tells the true story of this charismatic visionary lama and his remarkable expedition. Against the wishes of the kings of both Sikkim and Nepal, he and over three hundred followers ventured up the snowy slopes of the third highest mountain of the planet. Their aim: to open a crack in the very fabric of reality and go to a land we would all wish to inhabit if it were only there - a land of peace and concord. Forty years later, the author spends over five years tracking down the surviving members of this extraordinary expedition. He deftly weaves their stories together with humor, wisdom, and scholarly research into Tibetan traditions of Hidden Lands, all the while reflecting on what this means for the rest of us. “Like no other book I have ever read…a riveting tale of adventure…honest to the real spirit of Tibet…both unique and intriguing…an engrossing read. Highly recommended.” (Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, from the Foreword) From Tulshuk Lingpa’s Guidebook to the Hidden Land: “Don’t listen to anybody. Decide by yourself and practice madness. Develop courage for the benefit of all sentient beings. Then you will automatically be free from the knot of attachment. Then you will continually have the confidence of fearlessness and you can then try to open the Great Door of the Hidden Place.” What would have happened... If Lewis Carroll had proclaimed the reality of Alice’s Wonderland? What if he had gathered a following and launched an expedition?

©2012 Thomas K. Shor (P)2019 Thomas K. Shor

Narrator: Philip Battley
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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What the Buddha Taught

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Long regarded as one of the best introductions to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught draws on the actual words spoken by the Buddha to give a lucid and accurate account of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Richly supported by extracts from the ancient texts, Walpola Rahula gives clear and direct explanations of Buddhism's essential teachings including: the Buddhist attitude of mind the Four Noble Truths The Noble Eightfold Path meditation and mental development what the Buddha taught and the world today. What the Buddha Taught also features an illustrative selection of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada. The Venerable Dr Walpola Sri Rahula was a Buddhist monk and scholar. He received a traditional training and education in his native Sri Lanka before studying at the University of Calcutta and the Sorbonne. He held a chair at Northwestern University, Illinois, and was Vice-Chancellor of Vidyodaya University, Colombo. He was widely regarded as one of the most qualified and enlightened scholars of the Buddhist tradition with a deep knowledge of the original texts.

©1959 The Estate of Walpola Sri Rahula (P)2016 Dharma Audiobooks

Narrator: Taradasa
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Radical Acceptance

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"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork - all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students. Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations. Step by step, she leads us to trust our innate goodness, showing how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion that is the essence of Radical Acceptance. Radical Acceptance does not mean self-indulgence or passivity. Instead it empowers genuine change: healing fear and shame and helping to build loving, authentic relationships. When we stop being at war with ourselves, we are free to live fully every precious moment of our lives.

©2004 Tara Brach (P)2012 Tantor

Author: Tara Brach
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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The Buddha Is Still Teaching

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When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible - that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today's most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture. They demonstrate that two and a half millennia have done nothing to diminish the freshness of the Buddhist teachings, or their universal applicability to our lives. Contributors include: Ajahn Chah, Joko Beck, Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Pema Chdrn, the Dalai Lama, Ram Dass, Mark Epstein, Norman Fischer, Natalie Goldberg, Joseph Goldstein, Dilgo Khyentse, Jack Kornfield, Noah Levine, Stephen Levine, Sakyong Mipham, Sharon Salzberg, Suzuki Roshi, Robert Thurman, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Tulku Thondup.

©2010 Jack Kornfield (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Perfecting Patience

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In the days of extremism and severely divisive belief systems, learning patience and compassion practices (from the modern master of patience and compassion) is more valuable than ever. All of the world’s major religions emphasize the importance of love, compassion, and tolerance. This is particularly true in the Buddhist traditions, which unanimously state that compassion and love are the foundation of all paths of practice.  To cultivate the potential for compassion and love inherent within us, it is crucial to counteract their opposing forces of anger and hatred. In Perfecting Patience, the Dalai Lama shows how, through the practice of patience and tolerance, we can overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. He bases his discussion on A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, the classic work on the activities of bodhisattvas - those who aspire to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This book was previously published under the title Healing Anger.

©2018 Dalai Lama (P)2021 Hernandez Publishing

Narrator: Helene McCardle
Author: Dalai Lama
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners

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Presented in a practical Q&A format, No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners is the most clear-cut introductory guide to understanding the essential concepts of Buddhism and how they relate to your daily life.   How is an awakening different from enlightenment? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? Am I supposed to stop thinking when I meditate? In No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular Secular Buddhism podcast, Noah Rasheta, delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these common questions and many more.   With No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life, through:   A simple four-part structure addressing the different aspects of Buddhism - the Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha’s teachings, and current Buddhist practices  Straightforward Q&A’s that simplify the vital concepts of Buddhism into easy-to-understand ideas  “Everyday Buddhism” sidebars that make Buddhism less abstract by offering down-to-earth examples from everyday life  Presented in a simple, conversational style, the information and guidance in No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners provides the groundwork that is necessary for building or continuing your own Buddhist practice. 

©2018 Noah Rasheta (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Will Damron
Author: Noah Rasheta
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

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What is writing? Can anybody do it? What's the best way to get started? And keep going? Over a decade ago, when Writing Down the Bones first appeared, Natalie Goldberg started a revolution in the way we practice writing. Instead of looking at writing as something open only to a few, she made it available to everybody. Her simple, ingenious exercises set free a generation of writers waiting to experience the inner and outer pleasures only writing can provide. Now, for the first time, Goldberg reads her classic work, while offering new commentary about the creative, spiritual, and practical dimensions of writing. This collector's edition also includes an exclusive interview with the author.

©1999 Natalie Goldberg

Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

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Good communiation is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it's between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. In this book Susan Chapman, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime meditation teacher, explains how mindfulness can be brought to bear in the way we speak and listen to each other so that we can strengthen our connections and better accomplish our goals. Drawing on Buddhist principles and on her training as a psychotherapist, Chapman explains how the practice of mindfulness - learning to become fully present in the moment - makes it possible for us to listen more deeply to others and to develop greater clarity and confidence about how to respond. Chapman highlights five key elements of mindful communication: silence, mirroring, encouraging, discerning, and responding, and she dedicates a chapter of the book to each. Other topics include identifying your communication patterns and habits; uncovering the hidden fears that often sabotage communication; staying open in the midst of difficult conversations so that we can respond wisely and skillfully; and learning how mindful communication can help us to become more truthful, compassionate, and flexible in our relationships.

©2012 Susan Gillis Chapman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

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In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement - the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he said, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the self rather than working to improve it. It is a message that has resonated with students for nearly thirty years and remains fresh as ever today. This new edition includes a foreword by Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

©1973 Chögyam Trungpa (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Lovingkindness Meditation

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Within your own heart is a limitless source of supreme energy, the energy of love. No other force in the universe compares to it. The world's great spiritual traditions, both past and present, agree on this simple principle. Can love be harnessed and applied to others, used as a "tool" for changing lives? Lovingkindness Meditation teaches a traditional practice for cultivating love, and applying it as a life-changing force. Dating back 2,600 years, the practice of metta (an ancient Buddhist term meaning "lovingkindness") is a timeless method for unlocking your heart's immense healing resources.

©1996 Sharon Salzberg (P)2005 Sounds True

Narrator: Sharon Salzberg
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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Don't Bite the Hook

71 ratings

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Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children - and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses. In this recorded weekend retreat, Pema draws on Buddhist teachings from The Way of the Bodhisattva to reveal how we can: Stay centered in the midst of difficulty Improve stressful relationships Step out of the downward spiral of self-hatred Awaken compassion for ourselves and others

©2018 Pema Chödrön (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between

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One of the 25 most influential people in America according to Time magazine, and "the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism" ( The New York Times), Robert Thurman illuminates the Tibetan Book of the Dead with up-to-date insights for modern audiences. For centuries, this text has been read aloud to the dying, who Buddhist masters say are capable of hearing up to three days after clinical death, as a guide through the tumultuous and often terrifying process of dissolution. Now, in Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between, Professor Robert Thurman demystifies this esoteric teaching and reveals the Tibetan view of dying: it is not an ending to be feared, but a wondrous and liberating culmination of our life's journey, potentially opening into glorious new beginnings. Entering the bardo, the in-between state in which one reality dissolves and the next has not yet formed, we need not become prey to our fears and hopes. Instead, we can relax into our natural clarity and stabilize the journey. And this treasured teaching is for much more than just changing our understanding of death. Whether we have lost a dear relationship, awoken from a dream, or face the loss of our bodied life, simply hearing these teachings steadies our minds and hearts so that the journey from one state to the next changes from a tragic voyage into a clear adventure through the brilliant sky of great liberation.

©2005 Robert Thurman (P)2005 Sounds True

Narrator: Robert Thurman
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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Psychotherapy Without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective

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Immersed in Buddhist psychology prior to studying Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first viewed Western therapeutic approaches through the lens of the East. This posed something of a challenge. Although both systems promise liberation through self-awareness, the central tenet of Buddha's wisdom is the notion of no-self, while the central focus of Western psychotherapy is the self. This book, which includes writings from the past 25 years, wrestles with the complex relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy and offers nuanced reflections on therapy, meditation, and psychological and spiritual development. A best-selling author and popular speaker, Epstein has long been at the forefront of the effort to introduce Buddhist psychology to the West. His unique background enables him to serve as a bridge between the two traditions, which he has found to be more compatible than at first thought. Engaging with the teachings of the Buddha as well as those of Freud and Winnicott, he offers a compelling look at desire, anger, and insight and helps reinterpret the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and central concepts such as egolessness and emptiness in the psychoanalytic language of our time. The book is published by Yale University Press.

©2007 Mark Epstein (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Dean Sluyter
Author: Mark Epstein
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Buddhism 101

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If you'd like to learn about Buddhism, along with how to get started, this is the book for you! Here's a preview of what Buddhism 101 contains: Understanding Buddhism The first Buddha and his teachings Buddhism all over the world! How to free your mind through Buddhism The concept of Karma Living in the moment The Buddhist way of life And much, much more! Ready to get started with Buddhism? Find out everything you need to know about Buddhism with this informative audiobook!

©2014 Lance Devoir (P)2014 Lance Devoir

Narrator: Jason Lovett
Author: Lance Devoir
Length: 35 mins
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Teachings on Love

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Learn how complete awareness can open the door to lasting transformation in work, worship, love, and all other areas of your life. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's acclaimed theory of mindfulness explores ways to shine the light of awareness into our intimate relationships. He examines Buddhism's four basic qualities of authentic love: kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom. By looking deeply into ourselves and our loved ones, these qualities blossom effortlessly within our hearts and souls, spiritually nourishing us and everyone around us. Thich Nhat Hanh skillfully weaves together traditional stories, personal experiences, step-by-step instructions, and core concepts, making Teachings on Love a time-proven journey towards finding the miracle and self-fulfillment of authentic love.

©1996 by Thich Nhat Hanh (P)1994 Sounds True

Narrator: Thich Nhat Nanh
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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How to Be an Adult in Relationships

23 ratings

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"Most people think of love as a feeling," says David Richo, "but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present." 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 Acceptance of ourselves and others just as we are Appreciation of all our gifts, our limits, our longings, and our poignant human predicament Affection shown through holding and touching in respectful ways Allowing life and love to be just as they are, with all their ecstasy and ache, without trying to take control When deeply understood and applied, these five simple concepts - what Richo calls the five A's - form the basis of mature love. They help us to move away from judgment, fear, and blame to a position of openness, compassion, and realism about life and relationships. By giving and receiving these five A's, relationships become deeper and more meaningful, and they become a ground for personal transformation.

©2018 David Richo (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: David Richo
Author: David Richo
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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Making Friends with Your Mind

16 ratings

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Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret, frustration, or gloom? And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind, that's what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe. The Buddha saw that the human experience is full of drama: confusion and conviction, joy and sorrow, success and failure - and that our minds love to amplify all of it. "We decide somebody or something is a certain way," muses Pema Chödrön, "and then that judgment gets frozen and fixated, long after things change. And things always change, right?" In these free-spirited sessions, Ani Pema helps you to bring awareness to those inflexible thoughts and sticking points. Through meditations, daily practices, and the kind of simple pointers that can change our lives, you'll learn that it is entirely possible to return to the flow and freedom of your experiences - and to find your way each day closer to a place of unconditional friendliness with yourself and with those in need.

©2016 Sounds True (P)2016 Sounds True

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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The Training of the Heart

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Excerpt from The Training of the Heart by Ajahn Chah  The nature of our heart is such that whenever it clings and grasps there is agitation and confusion. First it might wander over there, then it might wander over here. When we come to observe this agitation, we might think that it’s impossible to train the heart and so we suffer accordingly. We don’t understand that this is the way the heart is. There will be thought and feelings moving about like this even though we are practicing, trying to attain peace. That’s the way it is.  When we have contemplated many times the nature of the heart, then we will come to understand that this heart is just as it is and can’t be otherwise. We will know that the heart’s ways are just as they are. That’s its nature. If we see this clearly, then we can detach from thoughts and feelings. And we don’t have to add on anything more by constantly having to tell ourselves that ”that’s just the way it is”. When the heart truly understands, it lets go of everything. Thinking and feeling will still be there, but that very thinking and feeling will be deprived of power.

©1986 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2020 Pariyatti

Author: Ajahn Chah
Length: 36 mins
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Fully Alive

9 ratings

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We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn't we cling for safety to the certainty of the shore - to our comfortably familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to even greater suffering. In this recorded retreat, based on the program Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change held at Omega Institute, Pema Chödrön and her teaching assistant, Meg Wheatley, provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. It's the secret of being fully alive. The teachings and practices they present includes: A teaching based on a Native American prophecy for cultivating the ability to take nothing personally A guided meditation for developing patience in the midst of irritation Tips for accessing your innate strength and confidence - simply by altering your posture

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

10 ratings

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When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema. "We say 'I'm a failure.'" But what if failing wasn't just "okay"... but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Here, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on facing the unknown - in ourselves and in the world - and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For listeners of all faiths who are at a life crossroads, this brilliant gem of kindness and clarity is sure to earn its place in our kitchens, offices, and backpacks, ready to help us get back on our feet and into our hearts. Includes an in-depth interview with Pema Chödrön and Tami Simon.

©2015 Pema Chödrön (P)2015 Pema Chödrön

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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Embracing the Unknown

32 ratings

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Life, death, and rebirth - Pema Chödrön on the Tibetan Book of the Dead What happens when we die? One of the most treasured resources for understanding this essential question is the Tibetan Book of the Dead. With Embracing the Unknown, Pema Chödrön delves into the teachings of this extraordinary Buddhist text - not only for what it tells us about the journey of the soul beyond this life but also as a source of profound wisdom for navigating the uncertainty we face each day in “the bardo of this life”. In this landmark appearance recorded live at the Omega Institute, Pema explores the universal mystery of life, death, and rebirth, including: What is the bardo? How any state between an ending and a beginning gives us an unparalleled opportunity for transformation What is rebirth? Pema takes a deeper look at this concept and how it also occurs in our moment-to-moment experience Can we let go? Guidance for honoring the difficult emotions of fear, sadness, and grief with an open and curious heart How can we prepare? Meditation techniques and everyday practices for befriending change, groundlessness, and the unknown What can we really know about death? Why the teachings of the Book of the Dead are valuable no matter what you believe “Death isn’t just something that happens at the end,” teaches Pema. “Life is continually arising, dwelling, ceasing, and arising. It’s a cycle that goes on every day, and continues to go on forever.” Featuring insightful Q&A sessions with a live audience, Embracing the Unknown invites you to explore the most daunting and liberating truth of our human experience - guided by Pema Chödrön’s hallmark blend of insight, humor, and fearless love.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Pema Chödrön (P)2019 Sounds True

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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True Love

20 ratings

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Love might not be what we think it is. We all seek the happiness that comes from loving and being loved, yet we often find ourselves dissatisfied in our relationships and unable to grasp the cause. Thich Nhat Hanh here shows the way to overcome our recurrent obstacles to love - by learning to be mindful, open, and present with ourselves and others. As he explains, "training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness and joy, you must practice deep looking directed toward the person you love. Because if you do not understand this person, you cannot love properly. Understanding is the essence of love." This quintessential guide to loving also introduces the four key aspects of love described in the Buddhist tradition - loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom - and describes many simple and direct ways in which we can practice authentic love in our everyday lives. Cover art: White Lotus (Nelumbo Odorata), c. 1800, unknown artist. Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder

©2004 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: James Gimian
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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Work, Sex, and Money

5 ratings

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Each day we deal with the challenges of ordinary life: a series of mundane experiences that could be summarized by the title of this book, Work, Sex, Money. We all hope that these aspects of our life will be a source of fulfillment and pleasure, and they often are. Yet they are also always sources of problems for which we seek practical advice and solutions. The best prescription, according to Chögyam Trungpa, is a dose of reality and also a dose of respect for ourselves and our world. His profound teachings on work, sex, and money celebrate the sacredness of life and our ability to cope with its twists and turns with dignity, humor, and even joy. He begins by breaking down the barrier between the spiritual and the mundane, showing that work, sex, and money are just as much a part of our spiritual life as they are a part of our everyday existence. He then discusses these subjects in relation to ego and self-image, karma, mindfulness, and meditation. "Work" includes general principles of mindfulness and awareness in how we conduct everyday life as well as discussion of ethics in business and the workplace. "Sex" is about relationships and communication as a whole. "Money" looks at how we view the economics of livelihood and money as "green energy" that affects our lives. The result is an inclusive vision of life, one that encompasses the biggest issues and the smallest details of every day. There are, in fact, few definitive answers in these pages. There is, however, authentic wisdom providing us with tools we need to work with the toughest stuff in our lives.

©2011 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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The Book of Joy

247 ratings

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Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.  The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.  From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their 80s, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others.  Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life.  Narration credits:  Douglas Carlton Abrams, read by the author  Dalai Lama, read by Francois Chau  Desmond Tutu, read by Peter Francis James 

©2016 Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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Bringing Home the Dharma

6 ratings

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If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than 40 years of committed study and practice. Topics include: How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity Conscious parenting Spirituality and sexuality The way of forgiveness Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature - our wise and understanding heart - amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

©2011 Jack Kornfield (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Genuine Happiness

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In today's overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived. To achieve long-term happiness, you must access your own bountiful resources - housed in your heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness, longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss. Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 60 other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. Featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day. As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you've sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.

©2005, 2008 B. Alan Wallace (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Basil Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life

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Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered. Learn about meditation, mindfulness, happiness, samadhi, nirvana, and all the other important concepts that have helped shape our understanding of reality. Find out about Zen Buddhism and study all the basic elements that make the Buddha dharma so compelling to people of all walks of life. What you'll learn.... Learn about Siddartha Guatama, who became the Buddha Find out about different Buddhist schools Understand meditation, mindfulness, and awareness Learn about relaxing and letting go and their benefits Find out what samadhi is all about Find out about karma, whether good or bad Discover the teachings about reincarnation Learn about impermanence and how that affects you Consider the status of women in Buddhism Find out what Buddhism means in practical life Discover the wisdom latent inside you Learn to let go of anger and frustration Learn how all things are connected, including you Discover new mental possibilities Find your own path to enlightenment Much, much more! Make use of this book today to educate yourself about one of the most popular ideas in history: transcending the mundane and discovering the ultimate. Get to know Buddhism intimately and understand why it has had such a powerful effect on the world. Download today!

©2015 Sam Siv (P)2015 Sam Siv

Narrator: Dan Gallagher
Author: Sam Siv
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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The Art of Happiness

85 ratings

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In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness.  The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a Western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's Eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's Western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world. 

©1999 The Dalai Lama (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Kris Dyer
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

1 rating

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We live in difficult times. Life so often seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy our world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the comfortable - to our deep-seated habits and familiar ways? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more powerful experience of being fully alive.  The teachings she presents here - known as the “Three Commitments” - provide a treasure trove of wisdom for learning to step right into the unknown, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live an openhearted life, but we find that we begin to naturally and more effectively reach out to help and heal all those around us.

©2012 Pema Chödrön (P)2020 Shambhala Publications

Narrator: Lisa Coleman
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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The Three Commitments

4 ratings

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Tibetan Buddhism describes three gates that everyone must pass through on the road to spiritual liberation. With the Three Commitments, Pema Chodron brings her unique blend of insight and gentle instruction to guide practitioners through each of these thresholds as they seek the source of true happiness.

As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the laws of impermenance - the fact that everything we know, including ourselves, will one day die. Here she provides teachings and practices for fully embracing life's ephemeral nature using these three traditional monastic vows or "commitments".

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Sounds True (P)2010 Sounds True

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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The Zen of You and Me

1 rating

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The people who get under your skin the most can in fact be your greatest teachers. It’s not a matter of overlooking differences - for those very differences offer a path to profound connection.  Diane Hamilton’s practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with even your most irritating fellow humans - spouses, partners, colleagues, parents, children - shows that “getting along” is really a matter of discovering that our differences are nothing other than an expression of our even deeper shared unity.

©2017 Diane Musho Hamilton (P)2020 Shambhala Publications

Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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The Miracle of Mindfulness

11 ratings

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In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness - being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

©1975 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2012 Tantor

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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The Trauma of Everyday Life

3 ratings

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Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker, Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind's own development. Western psychology teaches that if we understand the cause of trauma, we might move past it while many drawn to Eastern practices see meditation as a means of rising above, or distancing themselves from, their most difficult emotions. Both, Epstein argues, fail to recognize that trauma is an indivisible part of life and can be used as a lever for growth and an ever-deeper understanding of change. When we regard trauma with this perspective, understanding that suffering is universal and without logic, our pain connects us to the world on a more fundamental level. The way out of pain is through it. Epstein’s discovery begins in his analysis of the life of Buddha, looking to how the death of his mother informed his path and teachings. The Buddha’s spiritual journey can be read as an expression of primitive agony grounded in childhood trauma. Yet the Buddha’s story is only one of many in The Trauma of Everyday Life. Here, Epstein looks to his own experience, that of his patients, and of the many fellow sojourners and teachers he encounters as a psychiatrist and Buddhist. They are alike only in that they share in trauma, large and small, as all of us do. Epstein finds throughout that trauma, if it doesn’t destroy us, wakes us up to both our minds’ own capacity and to the suffering of others. It makes us more human, caring, and wise. It can be our greatest teacher, our freedom itself, and it is available to all of us.

©2013 Mark Epstein, M.D. (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Awakening Love

5 ratings

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Have you ever wanted to love and connect with others more deeply... but felt that you could use a little help shedding your "emotional armor" and opening your heart? With Awakening Love, Pema Chodron invites you to start wherever you are, amid any and all of the challenges, frustrations, or fears you may be facing, and to use them as the starting place to awaken the natural and boundless capacity to give and receive love more fully.

©2012 Sounds True (P)2012 Sounds True

Narrator: uncredited
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Plaidoyer pour le Bonheur

9 ratings

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Après le succès du Moine et le Philosophe, un vrai traité du bonheur et un guide précieux et convaincant pour nos individualismes en mal de repères... Nous aspirons tous au bonheur. Mais comment le définir, le trouver, le retenir ? À cette question, souvent traitée avec cynisme ou naïveté par la pensée occidentale, Matthieu Ricard offre la réponse du bouddhisme, exigeante, apaisante, optimiste et accessible à tous. En apprenant à chercher le bonheur non à l'extérieur de nous, mais en nous, sans se focaliser sur notre personne, et en pratiquant une approche plus méditative et altruiste du monde, il devient saisissable... Riche de sa double culture et de son expérience de moine, de rencontres avec de grands sages et de sa connaissance des textes sacrés, mais aussi de son expérience de la souffrance des hommes, l'ambassadeur du bouddhisme le plus populaire en France propose ici une réflexion prenante sur le bonheur authentique et les moyens de l'atteindre.

©2003 NiL éditions, Paris (P)2015 Audiolib

Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
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No Time to Lose

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Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In No Time to Lose Pema invites listeners to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior", explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. Pema reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy - the keys to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Pema offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Joanna Rotte
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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Smile at Fear

5 ratings

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We all have fears, but when we look closely at them, we discover that behind each fear resides a basic fear of ourselves. We're afraid to look at our habitual styles of thinking and behaving because we might not always like what we see. Ironically it is this fear of honest self-reflection that keeps us trapped in patterns of stress and discontentment. Here is a vision for moving beyond this most basic fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and joy that reside at the core of our being. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön shares teachings inspired by the book Smile at Fear, which was written by her teacher Chögyam Trungpa. She, and her teaching assistant, Carolyn Rose Gimian, also share practices they received from Trungpa Rinpoche for courageously meeting ourselves in the present moment, including: The Windhorse Practice: a three-step meditation on awakening confidence Spiritual Warrior training for meeting life with courage and compassion Meditation instruction for calming the mind and developing concentration

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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Buddha's Brain

28 ratings

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The Buddha and other great teachers were born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s - and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. Buddha’s Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate and strengthen your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. You’ll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. This clear, down-to-earth book is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use in daily life to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.

©2009 Rick Hanson (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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For the Benefit of All Beings

6 ratings

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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. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person. This book was previously published under the title A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night.

©2009 His Holiness the Dalai Lama (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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The Ultimate Happiness Prescription

8 ratings

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Happiness is something everyone desires. Yet how to find happiness - or even if we deserve to - remains a mystery. Still more mysterious is the secret to a lasting happiness that cannot be taken away. In The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, best-selling author Deepak Chopra shows us seven keys to uncover the true secrets of joy in the most difficult times. The goal of life is the expansion of happiness, he contends. But in today's demanding world, that goal seems elusive, if not impossibly out of reach. Society reinforces the belief that fulfillment comes from achieving success, wealth, and good relationships. Yet Chopra tells us that the opposite is true: all success in life is the by-product of happiness, not the cause. So what is the cause? The Ultimate Happiness Prescription shares spiritual principles for a life based on a sense of your "true self" lying beyond the ebb and flow of daily living. Simple daily exercises lead to eliminating the root causes of unhappiness and letting a deeper level of bliss unfold. After all avenues to happiness have been explored and exhausted, only one path is left: the journey to enlightenment. In The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, the daunting and exotic challenge of finding enlightenment becomes accessible step by step. We are taken on an inspiring journey to the true self, the only place untouched by trouble and misfortune. On the way we learn the secrets for living mindfully and with effortless spontaneity. Now happiness is no longer hostage to external events but an experience we carry with us always. As Chopra inspiringly concludes, "Everything we fear in the world and want to change can be transformed through happiness, the simplest desire we have, and also the most profound."

©2009 Deepak Chopra (P)2009 Random House

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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Emotional Rescue

2 ratings

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Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting roller-coaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. It is only by learning to relate to our emotions skillfully that we benefit from their richness and glean wisdom rather than letting them control us. In this book, renowned Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche leads us through the three steps of his Emotional Rescue Plan. First, Mindful Gap is the practice of creating a safe distance between you and your emotions, which gives you the psychological space to work with their energy. Clear Seeing involves recognizing the bigger picture. Finally, Letting Go is the practice of releasing stressful physical and emotional energy through physical exercise, relaxation, and awareness. With each step, you become increasingly familiar with the inner workings of your emotions, seeing straight to the heart of your anger, passion, jealousy, and pride; even ignorance and fear become transparent. With time and practice, anxiety and doubt give way to trust and confidence.

©2016 Dzogchen Ponlop (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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A Guided Tour of Hell

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Take a trip through the realms of hell with a man whose temporary visitor's pass gave him a horrifying - and enlightening - preview of its torments. This true account of Sam Bercholz's near-death experience has more in common with Dante's Inferno than it does with any of the popular feel-good stories of what happens when we die. In the aftermath of heart surgery, Sam, a longtime Buddhist practitioner and teacher, is surprised to find himself in the lowest realms of karmic rebirth, where he is sent to gain insight into human suffering. Under the guidance of a luminous being, Sam's encounters with a series of hell-beings trapped in repetitious rounds of misery and delusion reveal to him how an individual's own habits of fiery hatred and icy disdain, of grasping desire and nihilistic ennui, are the source of horrific agonies that pound consciousness for seemingly endless cycles of time. Comforted by the compassion of a winged goddess and sustained by the kindness of his Buddhist teachers, Sam eventually emerges from his ordeal with renewed faith that even the worst hell contains the seed of wakefulness. His story is offered in order to share what can be learned about awakening from our own self-created hells and helping others to find relief and liberation from theirs.

©2016 Samuel Bercholz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Samuel Bercholz
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Kaizen

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K?iz?n is a Japanese w?rd whi?h m??n? "?h?ng? for th? b?tt?r". In quality ??ntr?l terms, it relates t? a ?r????? ?f continuous improvement, but K?iz?n i? a g?n?r?l t?rm ?f principles ?nd n?t a ????ifi? guidelines or standard. Th?r? are a numb?r ?f ?r???ur?? ?r f?r??? that are ?x?rt?d u??n a business. On? is from th?ir ?u?t?m?r?, facing in?r???ing d?m?nd? to im?r?v? their ?r?du?t? by ?dding n?w f??tur??. Th? ??m? driving force is f?lt fr?m competitors ?l??, who m?? be ?dding features to their ?r?du?t?, or by ?ff?ring im?r?v?d after-sales service. Bu?in????? must d? th? ??m? b? continually u?d?ting their ?r?du?t? ?nd m?rk?ting, in ?rd?r that th?? might ?t?? ahead of ??m??tit?r?, as w?ll ?? boosting th?ir ?wn r?v?nu? ?nd ?r?fit?bilit?. Thi? i? the ?rin?i?l? of k?iz?n - or ??ntinu?u? im?r?v?m?nt. It i? n?w widely held th?t ?n?, ?nd ind??d ?v?r? aspect of a bu?in??? can be continuously im?r?v?d - n?t ju?t th? production ?r?????. A? with T?t?l Quality Management, thi? is ??rt?inl? ????ibl? but mu?t include the ?????r?ti?n ?f ?v?r? employee ?nd each d???rtm?nt - marketing, fin?n??, ??r??nn?l - ?nd ?v?n th? highest l?v?l? ?f management. The T???t? Production System i? particularly well kn?wn for their effective implementation ?f ??und k?iz?n ?rin?i?l?? - it m?? ?l?? b? int?r??ting t? note th?t T???t? ?r? ?urr?ntl? the bigg??t ?nd m??t successful car manufacturer in the w?rld. In th? T???t? Production System, ?m?l????? ?r? ?x???t?d to stop th? moving production lin?? in th? ???? ?f any ?bn?rm?lit?, and suggest ?n im?r?v?m?nt to ?limin?t? th? ?bn?rm?lit?, in di??u??i?n? with th?ir ?u??rvi??r. This m?? th?n initiate "a k?iz?n". 

©2020 Marco De Rosa (P)2021 Marco De Rosa

Narrator: Jacob Salomon
Author: Noah Horn
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Sit Down and Shut Up

8 ratings

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In Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad Warner tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo by 13th century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen's enigmatic teachings in plain language, Warner intertwines sharp philosophical musings on sex, evil, anger, meditation, enlightenment, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the power and pain of the punk rock ethos. Riffing on his triumphant return to Ohio for a reunion concert of Akron punk bands, Brad uncovers the real heart of Zen, in teachings and stories with a sharp smack of truth.

©2007 Brad Warner (P)2014 Brad Warner

Narrator: Brad Warner
Author: Brad Warner
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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True Refuge

12 ratings

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How do you cope when facing life-threatening illness, family conflict, faltering relationships, old trauma, obsessive thinking, overwhelming emotion, or inevitable loss? If you're like most people, chances are you react with fear and confusion, falling back on timeworn strategies: anger, self-judgment, and addictive behaviors. Though these old, conditioned attempts to control our life may offer fleeting relief, ultimately they leave us feeling isolated and mired in pain. There is another way. Beneath the turbulence of our thoughts and emotions exists a profound stillness, a silent awareness capable of limitless love. Tara Brach, author of the award-winning Radical Acceptance, calls this awareness our true refuge, because it is available to every one of us, at any moment, no exceptions. In this book, Brach offers a practical guide to finding our inner sanctuary of peace and wisdom in the midst of difficulty. Based on a fresh interpretation of the three classic Buddhist gateways to freedom - truth, love, and awareness - True Refuge shows us the way not just to heal our suffering, but also to cultivate our capacity for genuine happiness. Through spiritual teachings, guided meditations, and inspirational stories of people who discovered loving presence during times of great struggle, Brach invites us to connect more deeply with our own inner life, one another, and the world around us. True Refuge is essential listening for anyone encountering hardship or crisis; anyone dedicated to a path of spiritual awakening. The book reminds us of our own innate intelligence and goodness, making possible an enduring trust in ourselves and our lives. We realize that what we seek is within us, and regardless of circumstances, "there is always a way to take refuge in a healing and liberating presence".

©2013 Tara Brach (P)2013 Tantor

Author: Tara Brach
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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Happiness

2 ratings

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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to Buddhist teachings as well as more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh in his more than 60 years as a Buddhist monk and teacher. With sections on daily practice, relationships, physical practices, mindful eating, and practicing with children, Happiness is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking, or simply sitting and breathing. Thich Nhat Hanh says, "Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart.... Joy and happiness are available to you in the here and now."

©2009 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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In Love with the World

22 ratings

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A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” (Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart) “This book has the potential to change the reader’s life forever.” (George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo) At 36 years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries. Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. His goal was to throw off his titles and roles in order to explore the deepest aspects of his being. He immediately discovered that a lifetime of Buddhist education and practice had not prepared him to deal with dirty fellow travelers or the screeching of a railway car. He found he was too attached to his identity as a monk to remove his robes right away or to sleep on the Varanasi station floor, and instead paid for a bed in a cheap hostel. But when he ran out of money, he began his life as an itinerant beggar in earnest. Soon he became deathly ill from food poisoning - and his journey took a startling turn. His meditation practice had prepared him to face death, and now he had the opportunity to test the strength of his training. In this powerful and unusually candid account of the inner life of a Buddhist master, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche offers us the invaluable lessons he learned from his near-death experience. By sharing with listeners the meditation practices that sustain him, he shows us how we can transform our fear of dying into joyful living. Praise for In Love with the World: “Vivid, compelling... This book is a rarity in spiritual literature: Reading the intimate story of this wise and devoted Buddhist monk directly infuses our own transformational journey with fresh meaning, luminosity, and life.” (Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge) “In Love with the World is a magnificent story - moving and inspiring, profound and utterly human. It will certainly be a dharma classic.” (Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart) “This book makes me think enlightenment is possible.” (Russell Brand)

©2019 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Feodor Chin
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Noble Heart

4 ratings

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Learn how to use the gift of pain with Pema Chödrön, a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. She teaches that it is in suffering where you will find the seeds of your awakening and that vulnerability is actually your greatest spiritual resource. You'll learn how to create your own spiritual retreat, the key teachings necessary for cultivating your own "soft spot" - the gateway to your own noble heart, the promise of the Four Limitless Ones, and the teachings on the Six Paramitas: the Buddha's own map of the journey to enlightenment. This program was recorded within the peaceful shrine room of Gampo Abbey, Chödrön's home on the cliffs of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©16 9; 24 6; 1998 Darren McCain Guyaz; 1998 Pema Chö (P)1998 Darren McCain Guyaz; 24 6; 16 9; 1998 Pema Chö

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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Fear

33 ratings

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Without fear, we are able to see more clearly our connections to others. Without fear, we have more room for understanding and compassion. Without fear, we are truly free. Most of us live in a constant state of fear - of our past, of illness and aging and death, and of losing the things we treasure most. But it doesn't have to be this way, promises Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Drawing on a lifetime of mindfulness in action, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to use the practice of living in the present to acknowledge and embrace our fears, recognize their origins, and render them powerless. The world-renowned Zen teacher guides us through practical exercises for transforming fear into clarity. The worries of the past and the anxiety of the future disappear as we discover the power of the present moment. Not only are we are able to handle challenging emotions as they arise, but we can summon feelings of well-being and contentment, no matter what the unknown may bring. Rooted in the moment, we have the capacity to restore balance and happiness and be present with what is beautiful and affirming inside us and around us, every day.

©2012 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Woren
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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Boundless Heart

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A course in the Buddhist practice of the brahma viharas, or "heavenly abodes". Detailed instructions from the Buddhist tradition in cultivating mindfulness, presented by a prominent Insight Meditation teacher. Compassion, kindness, equanimity, and joy are not only the fruits of the awakened life but also the path to it: attitudes of mind that can be cultivated by anyone willing to set the intention for doing so. Christina Feldman shows how these ennobling qualities - known in Buddhism as the brahma viharas (sublime abodes) or the Four Immeasurables - are far more than simply the "feel-good" states they are sometimes mistaken for. If we pursue them sincerely as spiritual practice, they work together, complementing and enhancing each other, to lead us to the kind of awakening that we are compelled to share with others. Thus through the practice of the brahma viharas, we can become participants in the healing and liberation of our world.

©2017 Christina Feldman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Erin Moon
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners

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What is Zen? What are its doctrinal principles? What is its purpose? These are just some of the questions this audiobook will answer. Zen is a methodology of the spirit, conscience and mind that can be adopted by anyone, anywhere and at any time. Zen is a practice that needs to be experienced, not understood. Perhaps for this reason for us Westerners it may seem difficult, but it's actually simpler than you might think. In this audiobook you will discover the different kinds of meditation, the Mindfulzen, the difference between detachment and non-attachment. This incredibile audiobook will: make you think and feel in new and different ways make you grasp the essence of what is around you help to take your life into the path of awareness help you to adapt to life's inevitable changes teach you how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life Zen is found in every moment of our life, and the quality of our life depends on the degree of awareness with which we live it. Doing meditation, eating well, having fulfilling sex, having a garden, walking in Zen mode are all ways to feel good. Curious analogies between East and West and pop references makes this audiobook both a pleasant and an interesting listen. At the end of the audiobook we find experiences, stories, and anecdotes that call for a more detailed reflection. Suitable for everyone, even for those who are completely fasting on Eastern religions. Enjoy the listen!

©2019 Gregory F. George (P)2019 Gregory F. George

Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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You Are Here

9 ratings

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This moment is the gateway to enlightenment. It is the only moment we have to be joyful, mindful, and awake. The key is to be there for yourself - to learn to be fully present in your life. This, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, is the heart of Buddhist practice. In this introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides indispensable insight on the essentials of Buddhist thought and offers a range of simple, everyday practices for cultivating mindfulness. These teachings empower us to witness the wonder of life and transform our suffering, both within us and around us, into compassion, tenderness, and peace - not in some long and hard struggle, but in this very moment. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares, "the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody." It's as simple as breathing in and breathing out.

©2010 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Lloyd James
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 1

2 ratings

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These programs constitute the core practice curriculum of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in the Stress Reduction Clinic. They are meant to be used in conjunction with Dr. Kabat-Zinn's book, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. You will find extensive descriptions of these practices in this book. Thousands of people have used these programs either alone or in conjunction with the book to develop and sustain a meditation practice based on mindfulness and to benefit from its stress reducing, healing, and transformational potential when practiced regularly. Please note: The original source audio for this production includes references to tapes/CDs. This is the best available audio from the publisher. 

©2002 Jon Kabat-Zinn (P)2002 Jon Kabat-Zinn

Narrator: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Peace of Mindfulness

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The healing power of mindfulness: easy-to-understand mindfulness practices to conquer anxiety We are overwhelmed, stressed, and depressed. Right now, you might have everything you need for a happy life. You might have a great family, a good job, and wonderful friends. But there's one thing wrong - you simply don't feel calm and happy. The demands of everyday life, your hectic schedule, and those constant feelings of overwhelm and anxiety make you feel out-of-control and exhausted. How can you jump off the hamster wheel to feel peaceful and free from anxiety symptoms? When you learn the peace of mindfulness techniques, you have the power to tap into a wellspring of tranquility and a lasting contentment you've never known before. Mindfulness in daily life The practice of mindfulness in daily life holds the promise not only for peace of mind, but also to revitalize your self-worth and transform the way you view the world. It awakens you to the beauty of every moment. You live in unity with life, rather than struggling against it. Mindfulness doesn't mean you must sit for hours in meditation or attend long retreats. You can experience calmness and present moment awareness in all your daily activities; and perform every task, thought, and action through the lens of mindfulness. In Peace of Mindfulness, you'll learn simple daily routines to bring you back again and again to the pleasure of full presence and awareness. The benefits of mindfulness: how mindfulness can change your life Whether you're coping with stress and anxiety, or you simply want to increase self-awareness and contentment, the skills taught in Peace of Mindfulness meet you exactly where you are - in your home, your work, or your simple daily tasks.

©2015 Barrie Davenport (P)2015 Barrie Davenport

Narrator: Joni Abbott
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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Ayurveda

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If you want to learn about Ayurveda and Yoga Sutras, then pay attention... Two manuscripts in one audiobook: Ayurveda: Unlocking the Secrets of Hindu Healing Through the Ayurveda Diet, Yoga, Aromatherapy, and Meditation Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to Understanding the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include: What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda medicine - What it is, how safe, and how effective Ayurvedic lifestyle Ayurvedic diet - What to eat and the effects of an Ayurvedic diet Ayurvedic herbs, herbal medicine, and health benefits Ayurveda and yoga Aromatherapy and Ayurveda Ayurvedic meditation Ayurveda natural beauty tips Ayurvedic recipes and beverages And much, much more! Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include: Learn the origins of yoga and the different schools of thought Discover the kleshas that hold you back from being your best self Discover the amazing siddhis and gifts that can be yours. Get a road map to acquiring gifts such as astral projection, teleportation, and rapid manifestation, without losing your soul Learn the best ways to make yoga work for you in these modern times Discover the secrets to duality and non-duality that you can use to set your mind at ease. Find the dirty foundations of unhappiness and discontent and learn the step-by-step methods to root them out of your life once and for all. And much, much more! If you want to learn more about Ayurveda and Yoga Sutras, get this audiobook now!

©2020 Kimberly Moon (P)2021 Kimberly Moon

Narrator: Brian R. Scott
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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The Heart of Meditation

1 rating

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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. He presents his understanding, confirmed again and again over millennia, that the cultivation of both compassion and wisdom is absolutely critical to progress in meditation and goes into great depth on how this can be accomplished. While accessible to a beginner, he leads the listener in very fine detail on how to identify innermost awareness - who we really are - how to maintain contact with this awareness, and how to release oneself from the endless stream of our thoughts to let this awareness, always present, become consistently apparent.

©2016 Dalai Lama Trust (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist: Five Mindful Tools to Silence Negative Self-Talk

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Change Your Words, Change Your World There are hundreds of books, workshops, and classes that teach us how to communicate effectively with others, but very few of us pay attention to how we speak to ourselves. Best-selling author and communication expert Cynthia Kane believes this is a travesty, and she is sounding the alarm! Kane writes that there in is an unreported epidemic of negative self-talk in our culture today. Many of us speak to ourselves in demeaning and hurtful ways, using language we would never use with anyone else. To make matters worse, we often don't even realize when we are doing this, as these old mental tapes play in repeating loops without our awareness. In Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, certified mindfulness and meditation instructor Cynthia Kane introduces the Middle Path of Self-Communication, which consists of five mindful tools - Listen, Explore, Question, Release, and Balance - all of which are grounded in Buddhist principles. This audiobook will show you how to: Identify your negative self-talk and explore the underlying self-judgments that produce it Release the judgments that are poisoning your self-communication Practice a system of balanced internal communication based on truth and compassion When we speak to ourselves negatively, we set a tone for our day and our interactions with others in the world. Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist can teach you how to turn off the enemy in your mind - and create a new relationship with yourself and the world around you - simply by noticing, investigating, and changing the words you use to speak to yourself.

©2018 Cynthia Kane (P)2018 Hierophant Publishing

Author: Cynthia Kane
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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Mindfulness in Action

2 ratings

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The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning. Mindfulness in action - mindfulness applied throughout life - can help us work more effectively with life's challenges, expanding our appreciation and potential for creative engagement. This guide to mindful awareness through meditation provides all the basics to get you started but also goes deeper to address the questions that naturally arise as your practice matures and further insight arises. A distillation of teachings on the subject by one of the great meditation masters of our time, this book serves as an introduction to the practice as well as a guide to the ongoing mindful journey.

©2015 Diana J. Mukpo; Afterword 2015 by Carolyn Rose Gimian (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Roger Clark
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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La respiration essentielle

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Moine bouddhiste vietnamien de tradition zen, inlassable défenseur de la Paix, Thich Nhat Hanh a enseigné à la Sorbonne et à l'université de Columbia. Voici, regroupés en un seul volume, ses commentaires de deux sutras historiques du Bouddha. Le premier concerne les techniques de respiration consciente qui permettent de métamorphoser notre rythme de vie et d'apaiser notre corps tout entier. Le second nous apprend à vivre pleinement le moment présent : notre rendez-vous avec la vie se situe en effet ici et maintenant, loin des mille pensées qui agitent sans trêve notre mental. Un enseignement simple et bénéfique au quotidien, basé sur une philosophie traditionnelle que Thich Nhat Hanh, l'auteur de La Vision profonde, éclaire de ses commentaires pénétrants.

©1988 / 2020 Thich Nhat Hanh / Albin Michel pour la traduction française. Traduit de l'anglais par Philippe Kerforne (P)2021 Audible Studios

Narrator: Cédric David
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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It's Up to You

1 rating

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On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror - when insecurities, doubts, and self-centered tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrül suggests that we need not feel "doomed" when these experiences surface. In fact, such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them arise without judging them or investing them with so much meaning. This approach to experience is what Kongtrül calls self-reflection. Self-reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It is the spirit of taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away. When we practice self-reflection we take liberation into our own hands and accept the challenge and personal empowerment in Kongtrül's title: it's up to you.

©2003 Dzigar Kongtrul (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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Everything Is Workable

4 ratings

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Conflict is going to be part of your life - as long as you have relationships, hold down a job, or have dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won't make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in a way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned mediator Diane Hamilton provides the skill set you need to engage conflict with wisdom and compassion, and even - sometimes - to be grateful for it. She teaches how to: Cultivate the mirror-like quality of attention as your base Identify the three personal conflict styles and determine which one you fall into Recognize the three fundamental perspectives in any conflict situation and learn to inhabit each of them Turn conflicts in families, at work, and in every kind of interpersonal relationship into win-win situations

©2013 Diane Musho Hamilton (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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A Rejuvenated Mind

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A Rejuvenated Mind is a short but detailed guide of the history and best practices for meditation for meditators of all levels and an essential listen for anyone hoping to deepen their knowledge on the practice, implications, and history of meditation. Providing guidance and wisdom in the way of the Buddha and Ayurvedic traditions spanning millennia and giving insights into cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Concise and informative, this practical guide builds on the knowledge developed over the ages to bring further enlightenment to the listener or reader and increase levels of meditive calm and clarity with techniques such as mindfulness. This guide is an essential listen or read for beginners and seasoned meditators alike.

©2020 Jonathan Baird (P)2020 Jonathan Baird

Narrator: Chris Reilly
Length: 55 mins
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Buddhism for Busy People

5 ratings

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The best-selling introduction to Buddhism. Every once in a while you come across an extraordinary book with the power to change your life. Buddhism For Busy People is one such book.   What does it take to be happy? We've all asked ourselves this question at some point, but few of us have found the path to lasting fulfillment.  David Michie thought he had achieved his life's goals - the high level job, the expensive city apartment, the luxury car, great holidays...but a small voice was telling him he wasn't really happy. A chance remark from a naturopath sent him to his local Buddhist centre. There, he began the most important journey of his life. In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature. Please note: new audio was uploaded for this product on June 4th 2019 - additional meditations are now included at the end of the audiobook.

©2008 David Michie (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

Narrator: Nicholas Bell
Author: David Michie
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners

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Have you ever been curious about what actions you would take to better your life? Are there aspects of your life that you would like to improve and get an insight about? Then keep reading.  In these modern times, we have a lot going on in our lives. Life gets busier and more stressful with time. Technology, economy, modernity, and many other aspects of these modern times affect us in many ways. We more often than not, try to find an escape route from all the stress built up from this hectic life. Many resorts to harmful means that act as pain and stress relievers from this mess that is the modern time. Known means include drug and alcohol abuse, sexual promiscuity, gambling, and many more. These, as you may have known by now, result in damaging effects that destroy people’s lives or even resort to death. However, there is still hope. There is still a perfect solution to this menace. Buddhism.  This book provides you with a clear insight into the tradition of Buddhism that has been in existence for centuries. In it you shall:  Get a very clear understanding of Buddhism Know its history and origin Find out and get insight on the many teachings, traditions, and practices observed by the Buddhists Best of all, you will get to find out exactly how you can adopt these Buddhist practices in your life and the benefits that you will reap from each of them.  You could be asking yourself: Is this book really right for me? Can I really gain any benefit from listening to it? Does it have a solution to my life issues, to my addiction? Can anyone from any other religion listen to it? Is it easy to comprehend and follow? Are the practices given suitable for my extremely busy life? Well, not to worry. This book covers the needs of every individual listener. Even if you have different principles and practice a different religion, you can get lots of help from this book. If you are interested in finding out more, if you are curious, then buy this book today! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Yoshiro Mitsutoshi (P)2020 Yoshiro Mitsutoshi

Narrator: Zachary Peters
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Black and Buddhist

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Leading African-American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. What does it mean to be Black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African-American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination but also the way that Black Buddhist voices are enriching the dharma for all practitioners. As the first anthology comprised solely of writings by African-descended Buddhist practitioners, this book is an important contribution to the development of the dharma in the West. With contributions by Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Cheryl A. Giles, Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Cheryl A. Giles, Gyozan Royce Andrew Johnson, Ruth King, Kamilah Majied, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Sebene Selassie, and Pamela Ayo Yetunde.

©2020 Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Cheryl A. Giles; Respective authors of all material within (P)2021 Shambhala Publications

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Buddha

6 ratings

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This rich, timely, and highly original portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man. In lucid and compelling prose, Armstrong brings to life the Buddha's quest, from his renunciation of his privileged life to the discovery of a truth that he believed would utterly transform human beings and enable them to live at peace in the midst of life's suffering. Buddha also expands to focus and meditate on the culture and history of the time, as well as the Buddha's place in the spiritual history of humanity, and the special relevance of his teachings to our own society as we again face a crisis of faith.

©2001 Karen Armstrong (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Reading
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Chakras for Beginners

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Are you feeling lost? Would you like to improve your life but don't how to start? Are you aiming at a balance in any aspect of your life? Then keep reading.... Life should be a magnificent adventure; it should never be bored. Unfortunately, not everyone sees the world in the same way. Ninety-nine percent of people struggle day in and day out. They permit their mind to be dominated by present results, facts, circumstances. They do believe this is the only possible way of living. However, this is not true. The problem is the ignorance. They do not know one true: if you are not feeling good inside of you, your life, the world you live in, everything in your life could not be satisfied. You need to understand there's a way to change everything if you are not happy with it. You need to understand we live in three states: physically, mentally, and spiritually. If you want to be happy, healthy, wealthy, you then need to balance your mind, body, and spirit. For thousands of years, the Hindus have documented the various energy points located throughout the body. These psychic force fields, known as the seven Chakras, emanate energy from within, and by unlocking their power, one can reap the benefits of a healthier mind and balanced life. Within all living beings are powerful centers of energy called Chakras. Each Chakra holds the potential for immense healing and restoration. You only need to practice Chakras techniques to be able to tackle suffering, illness, and emotional stagnation. The balance and activation of your Chakras will provide you with positive energy. With a little introspection, you will benefit of a reinvigorated aura endlessly. So if you are at the beginning of this process and feel overwhelmed with so much of the information available, and if you fear the materials are dense and academic or subjective and hard to trust, don't worry. This book is a beginner's guide based on a practical and step-by-step approach, plus self-healing techniques that resonate best for your own unique needs. In this book, you will learn:   A comprehensive and detailed explanation of the Chakras system and the benefits you can have working with it The common problems as well as the most effective remedies for damaged Chakras The best techniques and practice that will help your Chakras to remain open So if you're ready to reap the benefits of balance, clarity, and inner strength, then stop wasting your time. Begin immediately to transform your life. Scroll up and click the "Buy" button!

©2020 Peter Jack McCallis (P)2020 Peter Jack McCallis

Narrator: Jim Rising
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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L'art du bonheur dans un monde incertain

3 ratings

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Le Dalaï-Lama poursuit sa réflexion sur le bonheur en s'interrogeant sur la relation que chacun entretient avec les autres. D'un côté, il aborde sans concession la question des préjugés, de la violence, de la peur, du racisme... De l'autre, il souligne l'effet positif que peuvent avoir l'empathie et la compassion sur notre capacité à atteindre le bonheur. Soucieux d'éviter la pure spéculation religieuse ou philosophique, le Dalaï-Lama propose dans ces entretiens avec Howard Cutler des conseils empreints d'une lumineuse sagesse, mais aussi pragmatiques et en phase avec notre temps. Laurent Jacquet prête une voix chaleureuse et pleine de conviction à cet échange où rivalisent sagesse et intelligence.

© His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, M.D., 2009. Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Johan-Frédérik Hel Guedj© et (p) Audiolib 2011

Narrator: Laurent Jacquet
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Turn Toward the Beautiful

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The play of sunlight through leaves...the songs of the wind...the arc of a brushstroke on paper. To be awake, reflects Jack Kornfield, is to discover the beauty hidden in all things - and to express that beauty ourselves. With Turn Toward the Beautiful, this lyrical writer and teacher inspires us to reclaim our childlike wonder, attuning ourselves to the beauty that often passes us by unnoticed. Then, through insightful verses and stories from many traditions, he invites each of us to nourish the artistic impulse in ourselves - to choose to create as an essential expression of the spiritual life. In two compelling sessions, you will explore: Why beauty and awareness are inseparable and how they enrich each other. Rediscovering the world through our "child's eyes". Presence - an essential component for awakening the artist's gifts of receptivity and wonder. How to use writing, drawing, music, dance, and more to bring insight to others. Practices to spark our own creative expression. What if the light that reveals the truth of our lives were waiting right here before us? For seasoned artists or novices of all spiritual traditions, Turn Toward the Beautiful points to that illumination - the beauty of the world that beckons to be received and shared.

©2013 Jack Kornfield (P)2013 Jack Kornfield

Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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Breath Perception

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A daily guide to harnessing the amazing power of breath. Breath Perception is your companion to understanding the power of breath and using it as a tool to improve your physical and mental health. Partly because we take breath for granted and do not work with it, we are somewhat unaware of the potential it holds to reduce stress, change metabolism, and increase our supply of energy. Breath Perception presents 261 simple exercises - one for every Monday through Friday - for using breath to attain greater well-being. On each page is a daily exercise followed by a wake-up call, bits of wisdom to inspire you and enrich your meditation. Develop compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness while de-stressing, lowering your blood pressure, and building up your immune system. Yes, simple breathing has the power to do all of that and more! Sleep better at night, concentrate better at work, and connect better with loved ones at home. Once you learn to harness the power of breath, you’ll find that it serves you wherever you are, in whatever situations you find yourself. Smartly packaged and attractively designed, Breath Perception is perfect for anyone who wants to give the gift of well-being or who is looking for a way to enrich a yoga or meditation practice.

©2014 Barbara Ann Kipfer (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Erin Moon
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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The Power of Buddhism

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Are you curious about the philosophy behind yoga and meditation? Do you want to be calm and content no matter what happens around you?Are you ready to discover the power of applying Buddhist principles to your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading. If you’re at all interested in personal growth and life fulfillment, you’re probably already familiar with some Buddhist concepts. You’ve likely heard the terms, “karma” and “meditation” before, but do you know what these words really mean? While some Buddhist principles have been popularized in the west, most people outside of Asia still know very little about Buddhism as a whole. In fact, according to pewresearch.org, only about 1.4 percent of all Buddhists live outside of Asia. Naturally, you’re curious about the life-changing philosophy that’s so prevalent overseas and how it can benefit you. A 2019 study by Deng, Jianjun, et al. “Optimistically Accepting Suffering Boosts Happiness: Associations Between Buddhism Patience, Selflessness, and Subjective Authentic-Durable Happiness” published in the Journal of Happiness Studies examined the relationship between Buddhist practices and happiness. Deng found that the practice of Buddhist patience is positively linked to personal happiness. With mounting evidence supporting the powerful benefits of Buddhist practices, you owe it to yourself to check out everything Buddhism has to offer. In this guide, you’ll discover: How letting go of this one thing can eliminate suffering (this is vital) Five simple rules that make up the entire philosophy of Buddhism  What your dharma type says about you and how owning this will unlock your full potential How karma doesn’t actually reward or punish you and how it really works The best yoga tool on the market (this makes yoga fun and easier) How to overcome brain fog with this simple, ancient trick Three things that are sapping your energy and how to fix them right now The perfect meditative practice for those who hate sitting still (most people don’t know about this) ...and much, much more! If you’ve ever wondered how Buddhism could enhance your life, now’s your chance to discover everything it has to offer. Whether you’re seeking spiritual fulfillment, a new perspective on life, or simply want to add some healthy habits to your routine, you’re in the right place. Ready to unlock a new world of growth and possibilities? Discover the power of Buddhism today by clicking “buy now” right now! 

©2021 Audio Copyright (P)2021 Sherman Evans

Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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Spontaneous Creativity

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Mention creativity, and what comes to mind? For many of us, creativity is the province of someone with a singular gift toiling away in service to their art. From this perspective, creativity is a solitary endeavor - the struggle of the individual to express their distinctive vision to the world. But what if we looked at creativity through a wider lens, as a dynamic force that animates us and connects us with every being on the planet? From this perspective, creativity is not just a spark igniting the fire of inspiration. It is a way of living spontaneously from the sacred space within us - from the source of infinite potential and positive qualities, such as love, compassion, and joy. Expression in any voice, any form that emerges from this core, has the power to heal us and benefit others. The heart of creativity is being of service. Acclaimed author and meditation master Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche draws on the ancient wisdom of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition to guide us in developing the ability to show up fully for our lives and clear whatever blocks us from expressing our creative gifts for the greatest good. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Hay House (P)2019 Hay House

Narrator: Marcy Vaughn
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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Words of Wisdom

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Respected and loved by millions of people around the world, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is a powerful and profound man. The Tibetan spiritual leader's words of wisdom resonate with everyone from world leaders to the common man. Born into a peasant family, the Dalai Lama was two years old when he was recognized as the reincarnation of his predecessor, The 13th Dalai Lama. And Tenzin Gyatso was only 16 when he assumed full political power, once China threatened to take over his country. Since then, the Dalai Lama has led the Tibetan people through years of exile, while becoming a major player on the world stage. Words Of Wisdom captures some of the Dalai Lama's most sage and sensible thoughts on topics that range from global peace to the meaning of life and compassion. Beautifully edited by Margaret Gee, Words Of Wisdom resonates with everyone who's looking for insight of a higher order.

©2001 Margaret Gee (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

Narrator: John Rubenstein
Author: Margaret Gee
Length: 41 mins
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Don't Believe Everything You Think

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It can be hard for those of us living in the 21st century to see how 14th-century Buddhist teachings still apply. When you’re trying to figure out which cell phone plan to buy or brooding about something someone wrote about you on Facebook, lines like "While the enemy of your own anger is unsubdued, though you conquer external foes, they will only increase" can seem a little obscure. Thubten Chodron’s illuminating explication of Togmay Zangpo’s revered text, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, doesn’t just explain its profound meaning; in dozens of passages she lets her students and colleagues share first-person stories of the ways that its teachings have changed their lives. Some bear witness to dramatic transformations - making friends with an enemy prisoner-of-war, finding peace after the murder of a loved one - while others tell of smaller lessons, like waiting for something to happen or coping with a minor injury.

©2012 Thubten Chodron (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Graeme Malcolm
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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Mindfulness for Beginners

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What if you could profoundly change your life just by becoming more mindful of your breathing? According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, you can. What if "paying attention on purpose and non-judgmentally" could improve your health? Again, according to Dr. Kabat-Zinn, it can. In Mindfulness for Beginners, this internationally known scientist, best-selling author, and teacher who brought mindfulness meditation into the mainstream of medicine and society gives you immediate access to a practice that can potentially add years to your life, and will certainly enhance the quality of your moments and your years. Join Dr. Kabat-Zinn to: Explore five guided meditations that lead you breath by breath into the essence of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a program offered in medical clinics and hospitals around the world Cultivate the Seven Key Attitudinal Factors of MBSR, qualities of heart and mind that lay the foundation for mindfulness practice and for seeing and accepting things as they are as a first step to working wisely and compassionately with stress, pain, illness, and sorrow as well as life's joys and pleasures, Zorba's "full catastrophe" Free yourself from limiting perspectives, and become more intimate with your own boundless awareness"You're already in the perfect moment for inhabiting this liberating awareness, which is always available," teaches Jon Kabat-Zinn. With Mindfulness for Beginners, he invites you to cultivate mindfulness as if your life depended on it, which it surely does, and experience the magnitude and beauty of who you already are.

©2006 Jon Kabat-Zinn (P)2006 Sounds True

Narrator: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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Comfortable with Uncertainty

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This audiobook by Pema Chödrön, the renowned American Buddhist nun, offers short, stand-alone sections designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the listener through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice, making it a perfect introduction to Chödrön's teachings on lovingkindness, meditation, mindfulness, "nowness", letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions. Through the course of this audiobook, listeners will learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Joanna Rotte
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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The Experience of Insight

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This modern spiritual classic, presented as a 30-day meditation retreat taught by Joseph Goldstein, offers timeless practical instructions and real-world advice for practicing meditation - whether walking or sitting in formal practice or engaging in everyday life.  Goldstein - a beloved and respected meditation teacher who studied for many years under the guidance of eminent Buddhist teachers from India, Tibet, and Burma - uses the retreat format to explain various basic Buddhist teachings including karma, selflessness, and the four noble truths, while also drawing connections to many different spiritual traditions.  With a new preface reflecting on how the conversation around meditation has changed over the last 40 years, this book is the perfect companion for both experienced practitioners and those looking to get into meditation for the first time.

©1976 Joseph Goldstein (P)2020 Shambhala Publications

Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi

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A fascinating biography of Freda Bedi, an English woman who broke all the rules of gender, race, and religious background to become both a revolutionary in the fight for Indian independence and then a Buddhist icon. She was the first Western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun - but that pioneering ordination was really just one in a life full of revolutionary acts. Freda Bedi (1911-1977) broke the rules of gender, race, and religion - in many cases before it was thought that the rules were ready to be challenged. She was at various times a force in the struggle for Indian independence, a spiritual seeker, a scholar, a professor, a journalist, an author, a social worker, a wife, and mother of four children. She counted among her friends, colleagues, and teachers Mohandas Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and many others. She was a woman of spiritual focus and compassion who was also not without contradictions. Vicki Mackenzie gives a nuanced view of Bedi and of the forces that shaped and motivated this complex and compelling figure. Cover image courtesy of Bedi Family Archives

©2017 Vicki Mackenzie (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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The Undefeated Mind

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Legions of self-help authors rightly urge personal development as the key to happiness, but they typically fail to focus on its most important objective: hardiness. Though that which doesn't kill us can make us stronger, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors today offer any insight into just how to springboard from adversity to strength. It doesn't just happen automatically, and it takes practice. New scientific research suggests that resilience isn't something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take specific action to develop. To build strength out of adversity, we need a catalyst. What we need, according to Dr. Alex Lickerman, is wisdom - wisdom that adversity has the potential to teach us. Lickerman's underlying premise is that our ability to control what happens to us in life may be limited, but we have the ability to establish a life-state to surmount the suffering life brings us. The Undefeated Mind distills the wisdom we need to create true resilience into nine core principles, including: A new definition of victory and its relevance to happiness The concept of the changing of poison into medicine A way to view prayer as a vow we make to ourselves. A method of setting expectations that enhances our ability to endure disappointment and minimizes the likelihood of quitting An approach to taking personal responsibility and moral action that enhances resilience A process for managing pain - both physical and emotional - that enables us to push through obstacles that might otherwise prevent us from attaining our goals A method of leveraging our relationships with others that helps us manifest our strongest selves Through stories of patients who have used these principles to overcome suffering caused by unemployment, unwanted weight gain, addiction, rejection, chronic pain, retirement, illness, loss, and even death, Dr. Lickerman shows how we too can make these principles function within our own lives, enabling us to develop for ourselves the resilience we need to achieve indestructible happiness. At its core, The Undefeated Mind urges us to stop hoping for easy lives and focus instead on cultivating the inner strength we need to enjoy the difficult lives we all have.

©2012 Alex Lickerman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Phil Holland
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Conversations with Buddha

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Imagined by one of the world's leading experts on Buddhism, this fictionalized conversation presents the essential biography of its famously wise founder. A relaxed chat with the Buddha tells us what he thought about impermanence, karma, mindfulness, compassion, love, and everything else that leads us toward a true understanding of ourselves and the cosmos.  We know him as the Buddha, the "Awakened One". Born Siddhartha Gautama 2,500 years ago in northern India, he became one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders. He suffered as we do, then by his own efforts found the key to liberation from the bonds of desire, hatred, and ignorance. As Westerners living in relative prosperity, we can identify with this man who had it all - love, success, money, talent, privilege - but set these things aside to search for something deeper and more enduring. This book presents an account of the Buddha's life followed by a series of plausible and illuminating but imagined conversations, which probe all aspects of his philosophy for living. The insights he conveys here offer us practical wisdom for a better life.

©2019 Joan Duncan Oliver (P)2019 Vibrance Press

Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Thich Nhat Hanh: Understanding the Life and Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh: The Zen Buddhist Monk Who Traveled the World in Exile While Spreading His Message of Love, Peace, and Understanding

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Thich Nhat Hanh has practiced peace in a world of violence, divisiveness, stress, and hostility since the age of just 16 years old. In fact, it was at this age that Thich Nhat Hanh joined a Zen monastery. He studied Buddhism extensively and passionately, and was ordained by 1949. Initially inspired and equally troubled by war-torn Vietnam in the 1960s, Thich Nhat Hanh realized that hatred was not the answer. Love, understanding, and harmony, however, stood as the only true solution. He devoted his time and energy to searching for a resolution for both North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Today, he lives in southwest France, in exile, where he has continued to practice mindfulness and peace. He also writes, teaches, and gardens loyally, as well as lends a hand to those in search of that same peace that changed his life. As a result, Thich Nhat Hanh has helped countless people, serving as an organizer of retreats aimed to aid all people in their journey for order and peace of mind. It is safe to say that Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most well-known and successful peace activists of our time. Here is a preview of what you'll learn when you download your copy today: Why Thich Nhat Hanh was put into exile by his home government How Thich Nhat Hanh established himself as a world leader without a title The obstacles Thich Nhat Hanh faced from governments and politicians Why compassion and understanding are important values for achieving happiness The reason why Thich Nhat Hanh returned to his home country after being mistreated The key qualities a person should cultivate in order to discover happiness Download your copy today!

©2015 Dr. Ruth Carr (P)2016 Dr. Ruth Carr

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Not for Happiness

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Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be "happy"? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngndro practice is a must, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about: developing "renunciation mind" discipline, meditation, and wisdom using your imagination in visualization practice why you need a guru.

©2012 Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners: Learn the Way of the Buddha & Take Your First Steps on the Noble Path

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A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding & Practicing Buddhism Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest spiritual traditions - having existed for more than 2,500 years. It’s currently practiced by more than 480 million people all across the globe.   While countless religions have been abandoned through the centuries, the insights and practices of Buddhism are still carried on today in every corner of the world.   In this beginner’s guide, we will provide the basic outlines of the understanding of the world that informs Buddhist practice. Key concepts and terms will be introduced one by one. In this way, it will be easier to grasp the way Buddhists see the world and the nature of human existence.   This is vital to learn if you aim to walk the path yourself. Understanding key concepts – enlightenment, true self, the nature of reality, and the causes of suffering – are fundamental to guiding meditation practice and a Buddhist way of life.   During the course of this book we will explore:    Siddhartha Gautama & the origin of Buddhism The nature of a “Buddha” Buddhism today The sutras Dharma & “The Four Reliances” The Kalama discourse The Abhidharma The three major Buddhist traditions The three marks of existence & the four noble truths Buddhist cosmology The five skandhas The three poisons & the three jewels Meditation & mindfulness Buddhism in everyday life And more  Get this audiobook now and venture onto a road of great discovery and inner peace.

©2018 Luna Sidana (P)2018 Luna Sidana

Narrator: VOXYFOX
Author: Luna Sidana
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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Practice of Lojong

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For many centuries Indian and Tibetan Buddhists have employed this collection of pithy, penetrating Dharma slogans to develop compassion, equanimity, lovingkindness, and joy for others. Known as the lojong - or mind-training - teachings, these slogans have been the subject of deep study, contemplation, and commentary by many great masters. In this volume, Traleg Kyabgon offers a fresh translation of the slogans as well as in-depth new commentary of each. After living among and teaching Westerners for over 20 years, his approach is uniquely insightful into the ways that the slogans could be misunderstood or misinterpreted within our culture. Here, he presents a refreshing and clarifying view, which seeks to correct points of confusion.

©2003, 2007 Traleg Kyabgon (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Julian Elfer
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Just One Thing

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Audie Award Nominee, Personal Development, 2013 You’ve heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” Research has shown that little daily practices can change the way your brain works, too. This book offers simple brain-training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just One Thing is a treasure chest of over 50 practices created specifically to deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness. Just one practice each day can help you: Be good to yourself Enjoy life as it is Build on your strengths Be more effective at home and work Make peace with your emotions

©2012 Rick Hanson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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Zen: The Essential Guide Book

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Discover the ancient secrets of Zen Buddhism in this amazing book. When you download Zen: The Essential Guide Book, you'll discover what zen is, and what it isn't. You'll learn the ancient story of the Buddha and find out how zen is practiced in our modern world. Welcome to the amazing world of zen! As many of you know from my other books, this has been a passion of mine for more than 20 years. Zen is becoming more and more popular as the undeniable results are being noticed throughout our western society. I've been blessed to have had incredible teachers that have guided me in my practice, and I'm thrilled that you will allow me to help you learn this philosophy. Through this book, you will learn the basics of Zen Buddhism, as well as a brief history of its origins. It will provide you with information on some of its most basic beliefs, practices, and goals. You will discover what zen is all about, what it really is, and the practice of zen. It can also set you on the path of practicing zen and Zen Buddhism, should you choose to do so. Zen: The Essential Guide Book explains many Zen Buddhist philosophies and practices: The Four Noble Truths The Way to Nirvana (The Eightfold Path) Two Elements of Wisdom: Right View and Right Intention The Ways of Ethical Conduct and Mental Discipline ...and much more! It's time to end your suffering and find freedom. Let this helpful book teach you to practice zazen and improve your mindfulness and concentration. You'll even discover eight tips towards better zen!

©2017 Alex Publishing (P)2017 Alex Publishing

Narrator: Evie Irwin
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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Eight Step Recovery

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Human nature has an inbuilt tendency toward addiction. All of us can struggle with this tendency, but for some it can lead to the destruction of their lives, through obsessive and compulsive behavior. We could say therefore that in some sense we are all in recovery. It is no surprise that addiction is so widespread. We live in a world where many of us self-medicate in response to hardships, turning to food, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, work, and so much more in an attempt to promote happiness. Fortunately, recovery is widespread too. Buddha's teachings offer us an understanding of how the mind works, tools for helping a mind that is vulnerable to addiction, and ways to overcome addictive and obsessive behavior, cultivating a calm and clear mind without anger and resentments. The Buddha's teachings offer us a path of recovery. Whether you are struggling to stay off heroin or with an obsessive pattern of thinking that prevents you from leading a more fulfilling life, the same principles apply. The eight steps in this book take you away from the trouble caused by addictive tendencies, helping you untangle these drives, to discover a richer and more fulfilling way of living.

©2016, 2020 Valerie Mason-John/Vimalasara and Dr Paramabandhu Groves (P)2020 Tantor

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Buddhism for Beginners

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Do you know what Buddhism is? Do you want to know how to practice Buddhism?  Buddhism is a religion, a philosophy and a lifestyle. The name comes from the word “buddha” which translates to “to awaken”. It was 2,500 years ago when the Buddha, known then as Siddhartha Gautama, experienced the awakening himself and thus founded Buddhism. As mentioned in the introduction, Buddhism is more than just a religion. In order to be a practicing Buddhist, you must: Lead a moral existence Develop awareness and practice mindfulness in your everyday thoughts and deeds Practice the virtues of wisdom and understanding Much like Hinduism, Buddhism is also rooted in the Indian subcontinent or, more precisely, ancient India. The two faiths thus have much in common with regard to teachings, history, and core principles. Both Buddhism and Hinduism, like other Indian religions, can also be considered as dharmas. Buddhism can be viewed as a unique philosophy that branched out of old Hindu traditions. Siddhartha Gautama himself came from a Hindu family before he ever embarked upon his journey. He spread these new, reformed ideas throughout India at first, but the Buddhist religion later dwindled in India towards the Middle Ages. Luckily, by that time, the religion had spread through a significant portion of Asia, where it has remained popular and maintained a foothold despite its decline in the homeland.

©2020 Dharma Self (P)2020 Dharma Self

Narrator: Annie Dinh
Author: Dharma Self
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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Practicing Mindfulness

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Find everyday calmness and clarity with simple mindfulness meditations and exercises. Mindfulness meditations are a great way to cultivate awareness and acceptance of the here and now - Practicing Mindfulness makes it easy and accessible with 75 evidence-based exercises designed to bring calmness and compassion into your day-to-day. From finding focus with a five-minute The Power of the Mind exercise to embracing the experience with a 25-minute Open-Awareness Meditation, Practicing Mindfulness provides the tools you need to relieve stress, improve wellness, and practice peace of mind moment to moment and throughout the daily grind. Practicing Mindfulness includes: The daily mind - Discover exactly what mindfulness is, how it helps, and how these proven exercises can bring relief, relaxation, and resilience to your day-to-day. Practical advice - You’ll find plenty of help in dealing with distorted or wandering thoughts, how to handle mental blocks, and steps for staying cool and collected in all situations. Mind over matter - Ranging from short traditional meditations to longer creative exercises, you’ll find 75 easy-to-follow practices to ground yourself, like breathwork and body scans. Begin a journey of peace and patience today on the path to a better, more balanced life with Practicing Mindfulness.

©2018 Althea Press, Emeryville, California (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Daniel Henning
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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Healing Mantras

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Mantras - sacred sound syllables from the Vedic tradition - have been refined for thousands of years to promote inner healing, spiritual development, and beneficial effects in the world around us. On Healing Mantras, you will join a master practitioner as he demonstrates how to voice over 20 mantras with perfect precision - a key to their effectiveness.

©2013 Sounds True (P)2013 Sounds True

Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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Buddhism for Pet Lovers

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A guide to enhancing our relationships with our pets through meditation and mindfulness, from best-selling author David Michie.

The bonds we share with our pets go beyond words and are often deeper than many of our human relationships. What is the nature of these close connections? And what if our influence on pets, both in life and especially through sickness and death, is far more powerful than we ever conceived?

David Michie draws on ancient Buddhist wisdom, supported by contemporary science, to provide fascinating insights into animal consciousness. He proposes that the pets with whom we share our lives are not there by accident. Whether your animal companion has fur, feathers or fins, he offers a treasury of practical tools to enhance your relationship with them in everyday life as well as during times of challenge.

Written with humour and compassion, and including extraordinary true stories from around the world, Buddhism for Pet Lovers reveals how our animal companions may indeed be among our most precious partners. For in helping them, our own lives are incomparably enriched too.

©2017 David Michie (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: David Michie
Author: David Michie
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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What Makes You Not a Buddhist

11 ratings

Summary

So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. 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 listeners 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.

©2007 Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tom Pile
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ending of Things

Summary

Excerpt from The Ending of Things by Ajahn Brahmava: Once a person understands the rise and fall of all phenomena, then experiencing the worst that human life can give does not make one tremble. You know that it’s something passing just as the wind passes your face. You don’t know where that wind comes from, and you can’t tell where that wind is going. All you know is that a wind is blowing. You don’t know when that wind is going to end, nor if it will get stronger or weaker. Like the weather, the forecast for moods is “changeable".  All the feelings (vedan?) that arise in the mind, and all the feelings that impinge upon the body, arise and pass away. Even though you try as best as you can to control these feelings in your life, though you try to get only the pleasant feelings and to ward off the painful ones, you never know where they are coming from or when they will go. 

©2001 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2020 Pariyatti

Narrator: Sophia Ojha
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Refuge Recovery

4 ratings

Summary

While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Noah Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

©2014 Noah Levine (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Pete Simonelli
Author: Noah Levine
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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The Urban Monk

13 ratings

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We all struggle to discover satisfaction and contentment in the modern world, and yet the more technology we use, the more things seem to get worse. What are we all missing? What will it take for us to find our centers? Pedram Shojai shares how the calmness of Zen masters is attainable in today's fast-paced world, and with practice you, too, can stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter. The Urban Monk, a New York Times best seller, reveals the secrets to finding an open heart, sharp mind, and grounded sense of well-being, even in the most demanding circumstances. Shojai's no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools and exercises that can elevate your existence. Learn to honor your body with nutrition and shake free from addictions to toxic substances and experiences. Let your body and mind unwind each day with evening meditations, loosening exercises, and resting rituals that will keep any stress or unfinished business out of the bedroom, helping you sleep better so that your body can rejuvenate. The Urban Monk is filled with priceless practices that you can use in your daily life, right here and now. It is designed to be your companion in this crazy world we live in. Take it with you on your journey to becoming an Urban Monk. There's no need to move or drastically change your current life. You can find peace within, and The Urban Monk will teach you how to calm the chaos in your head. The world needs you to step up and live your life to the fullest. Pedram Shojai is the Urban Monk who can show you how to drink from infinity, find peace and prosperity, and thrive in a modern world.

©2016 Pedram Shojai (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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Buddhism

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Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism's best-selling authors. 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. Especially deep consideration is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective treatment of such central tenets as the four noble truths, the practice of meditation, and the meaning of nirvana enlightenment. The authors seek harmony and greater understanding among Buddhist traditions worldwide, illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Tenzin Gyatso and Thubten Chodron (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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An Introduction to Buddhism

2 ratings

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There is no one more suited to introduce beginners - and remind seasoned practitioners - of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  Speaking to an audience of Western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. Starting with the very foundation of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha’s first teachings on suffering, happiness, and peace.  He follows with commentary on two of Buddhism’s most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion.  With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings. This book was previously published under the title Lighting the Way.

©2004 His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (P)2019 Shambhala Publications

Narrator: Roger Allum
Author: Dalai Lama
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Ayurveda

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If you want to learn about Ayurveda, then pay attention.... The purpose of this audiobook is to introduce the secrets of Hindu healing through the practice of Ayurveda. Ayurveda was first established over 5,000 years ago and recognized as an ancient medical system — the oldest in the world. The practice of medicine and the establishment of various other medical systems that have derived from Ayurveda has transformed, but the constancy and practice of Ayurveda have stood the test of time.  In today’s world, people are more aware of their environment and how it affects their health and mental attitude. The ups and downs of life and relationships can sometimes stress the mind, body, and spirit, which can be unsettling.  In the practice of Ayurveda, everything is a part of the same awareness, and it acknowledges that humans are much more than their physical body; they are multidimensional beings that have emotions and intuition. This science acknowledges the importance of the environment for health.  Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover:  What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda medicine – what it is, how safe, and how effective Ayurvedic lifestyle Ayurvedic diet – what to eat and the effects of an Ayurvedic diet Ayurvedic herbs, herbal medicine, and health benefits Ayurveda and yoga Aromatherapy and Ayurveda Ayurvedic meditation Ayurveda natural beauty tips Ayurvedic recipes and beverages And much, much more! If you want to learn more about Ayurveda, then scroll up and click “add to cart”! 

©2020 Kimberly Moon (P)2020 Kimberly Moon

Narrator: Brian R. Scott
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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In My Own Way

5 ratings

Summary

Macmillan Audio presents In My Own Way, Alan Watts' acclaimed autobiography, published for the first time in audio.  In this audiobook, Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution from a child of religious conservatives in rural England to a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. From early in this intellectual life, Watts shows himself to be a philosophical renegade and wide-ranging autodidact who came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki.   Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way wonderfully combines Watts’ own brand of unconventional philosophy and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, psychedelic drug experiences, and wry observations of Western culture. A charming foreword written by Watts’ father sets the tone of this warm, funny, and beautifully written story of a compelling figure who encouraged seekers to “follow your own weird” - something he always did himself, as his remarkable account of his life shows.

©1972 Alan Watts (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
Author: Alan Watts
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Buddhism: Living a Life of Happiness, Mindfulness & Peace

Summary

Are you interested in Buddhism? Would you like to start a meditation practice? Can this ancient tradition help you create a better life – today?   In this book, you’ll learn the story of the original Buddha, and the lessons he taught. You’ll find out about his four noble truths – and how to incorporate them in your daily life! Buddhism is more than a religion – no matter your belief or creed, you can benefit from this ancient knowledge! There are plenty of values taught through Buddhism that can increase your happiness and quality of life!   With Buddhism: Living a Life of Happiness, Mindfulness, and Peace, you can learn to embrace mindfulness and peace – every day! This book teaches you to harness the power of observation, “right view”, and humility to gain a greater perspective on your life – and the lives of others. You will also learn how to practice meditating and breathing. Furthermore, Buddhism: Living a Life of Happiness, Mindfulness, and Peace helps you stop your mind from worrying about your past and future. You’ll find it easy to create a good habit of meditation with this fun and insightful book!

©2015 James Huang (P)2020 James Huang

Narrator: Michael Wozny
Author: James Huang
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Heart of Compassion

3 ratings

Summary

What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the 14th century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 20th century, Dilgo Khyentse.  In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolve - to consider others’ needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures - carries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of “I” and “mine,” culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other.  This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries.  Dilgo Khyentse’s commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.

©2007 Shechen Publications (P)2019 Shambhala Publications

Narrator: John Telfer
Length: 8 hrs
Available on Audible
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Meditation Trilogy

Summary

Do you suffer from anxiety or other mental problems? Do you find sleeping at night a real challenge? Are you desperately seeking inner-peace and a balanced daily routine? Most of us just want to be able to live a happy and contented life that is stress-free and has less worry. Finding it, in a world that is increasingly demanding and chaotic, is harder than ever but there are always things we can learn to do that makes things easier. Now, with this amazing meditation bundle, you get three fabulous titles that were all written with the novice in mind and that provide you with all you will need to get started and stay focused, including Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners, Meditation for Beginners, and Buddhism for Beginners. With each book providing its own insight into the ancient art of meditation, you will discover tips and advice on: Solving your stress-related problems Eliminating negative thoughts Changing your perception on how to meditate Improving your relationship with yourself and learning to accept yourself Improving the lives of your children Learning the effects and benefits of meditation And much, much more.... Perfect for anyone who is new to the concept and who wants to be free of stress or anxiety and have a balanced life instead, Meditation Trilogy is something that provides a vital platform in your psychological, physical, and mental improvement. Get a copy of this great value book bundle and see what meditation could do for your body and soul!

©2019 Gregory F. George (P)2020 Gregory F. George

Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The Hidden Lamp

Summary

The Hidden Lamp is a collection of 100 koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. In this audio, we meet nuns, laywomen practicing with their families, famous teachers honored by emperors, and old women selling tea on the side of the road. Each story is accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher - personal responses that help bring the old stories alive for listeners today - and concluded by a final meditation for the listener, a question from the editors meant to spark further rumination and inquiry. These are the voices of the women ancestors of every contemporary Buddhist.

©2013 Susan Moon and Florence Caplow (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Available on Audible
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Creativity, Spirituality, and Making a Buck

4 ratings

Summary

A friendly, funny, practical guide for creatives and entrepreneurs, written by a four-time Emmy award-winning and two-time Grammy-nominated composer-guitarist-producer who has worked with Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, and Krishna Das, among many others. Also a beloved and highly regarded Buddhist teacher, David teaches listeners how to integrate their creative process with their spiritual practice and livelihood. "How do I make a living doing what I love?" "Am I a sellout as an artist if I want to be successful?" "How do I integrate my spiritual principles with the art of running a business? And actually, um, how do I run a business?" Wondering how to reconcile your calling with your need to make a living wage, or what to do once your art starts selling, or how to achieve success in your field, or what it even means to be successful? David Nichtern offers his lived, learned experience as an entrepreneur, musician, and Buddhist teacher to first help you figure out what "success" means to you and then show you how to get there. He offers advice on the creative process and principles of business and ethics - everything from "listen to the muse!" to "protect your intellectual property!" - and provides mindfulness exercises to help you integrate inspiration and aspiration, vocation, and avocation - to go from surviving to thriving. Whether you’re a baker trying to grow from the farmer’s market to a brick-and-mortar or a CEO exploring how taking care of your employees can be the same as taking care of your business - if you’re trying to align your spiritual, creative, and financial pursuits and discover what it means to truly live well, this audiobook is for you.

©2019 David Nichtern (P)2019 David Nichtern

Narrator: David Nichtern
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Die Reden des Buddha

Summary

Die zusammengestellten Lehren und Worte Gautama Buddhas zeugen von Weisheit, Kraft und Hoffnung. Lassen Sie sich von diesem Hörbuch spirituell inspirieren und finden Sie zu innerem Frieden, Freude und Glückseligkeit. Siddharta Gautama wurde zum ersten "Erleuchteten" (Buddha) in der 2500 Jahre alten Geschichte des Buddhismus und zum Stifter einer der großen Weltreligionen. Erschüttert vom Leid der Menschen entsagte der reiche Prinz den materiellen Dingen und durch die innere Einkehr gelangte er zu der Erkenntnis der Vier Edlen Wahrheiten und des Reinheitsweges, die das Elend und das Übel aus der Welt schaffen - ein Weg, der allen Menschen, ob alt oder jung, ob reich oder arm, jederzeit offen steht.

(p) und © 2008 BUCHFUNK

Narrator: Johannes Ackner
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Essential Buddhism Meditations e Mindfulness with Daimoku

Summary

Essential Buddhism Meditations e Mindfulness with Daimoku will show you how to reduce stress with "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" chants. Improve your mental health and find peace in everyday life with yoga meditations and Zen meditations.

©2020 Jacob Salomon (P)2020 Jacob Salomon

Narrator: Jacob Salomon
Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

2 ratings

Summary

How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems like such a truly unhappy place? 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. With the Dalai Lama's trademark warmth and humour and Cutler's penetrating mind, the result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

©2009 Dalai Lama (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Marc Cashman
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Buddha in Your Mirror

1 rating

Summary

While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one’s health, relationships, and career and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.

©2001 SGI-USA (P)2020 Middleway Press

Narrator: Dan Worren
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Awakening the Luminous Mind

Summary

In Awakening the Luminous Mind, meditation teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche guides you to find refuge within instead of searching for support outside of yourself. Using the heart instructions of Dawa Gyaltsen, an 8th century Tibetan meditation master, as a vehicle to guide contemplative practice, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche opens your eyes to the gifts hidden in your ordinary experiences.  The meditations presented in this audiobook provide a direct way to meet the challenges of life as we encounter them. Fully incorporating these practices into daily life will help you open and transform your perceived limitations into unlimited possibilities. They will help you dissolve self-doubt and self-judgment, and discover the wisdom and light inherent within you in every moment.  Awakening the Luminous Mind completes a series of three books that present meditation instructions and practices to help listeners discover the treasury of the natural mind.  This audio product contains a PDF with supporting material, and the PDF is available to download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 Hay House, Inc. (P)2020 Hay House, Inc.

Narrator: Marcy Vaughn
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Going to Pieces without Falling Apart

12 ratings

Summary

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds - Buddhism and Western psychotherapy - Mark Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control. Drawing on events in Epstein's own life and stories from his patients, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.

©1998 Mark Epstein (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Chakra for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Balancing, Healing, and Unblocking Your Chakras While Gaining Health and Positive Energy

Summary

If you are experiencing some discomfort, laziness, difficulty expressing your feelings, read on.

One year, I remember having chakras in the back of my head for a while, just like a general topic I would have liked to know more about. I felt dizzy, very stressed, with much weight on me. A boss that was not that great, things I wanted to tell my friends, a relationship I wanted to end. My belly, my heart, my head were all over the place. So I decided to start meditating and learning about the chakras and how energy flows through our body, and everything became clear. When I started healing myself, unlocking my energy, I found the courage to listen to my body and make decisions about my life. So, I want to help you, too, in an easy and challenging task.

In this audopbook, you will find:

How to find the blocks in the chakras

How they are connected to your lifestyle

How to unlock them and improve in every aspect of your life

How to find the positivity in your life

I suggest, for your well-being, to listen to this whole audiobook. ;)

©2019 Healeanor Crystal (P)2019 Healeanor Crystal

Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Love Hurts

3 ratings

Summary

Buddhism has a lot to say about suffering - and there are likely few times we suffer more intensely than when we break up with a romantic partner. It feels like you may never recover sometimes. But Lodro Rinzler has wonderfully good news for those suffering heartbreak: The 2,500-year-old teachings of the Buddha are the ultimate antidote for emotional pain. And you don't need to be a Buddhist for them to apply to you. In this short and compact first-aid kit for a broken heart, he walks you through the cause and cure of suffering, with much practical advice for self-care as you work to survive a breakup. The wisdom he presents applies to any kind of emotional suffering.

©2016 Paul Rinzler (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Lodro Rinzler
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Minimalist Mind

1 rating

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If you’re reading this right now, chances are you’re not 100 percent happy with your life, and you feel like you could be more fulfilled. Do you find yourself.... Battling issues with self-confidence Feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts Struggling with negative self-talk Lacking motivation and determination Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks Failing to achieve your personal goals Does any of this sound familiar? If so, don't feel bad. You aren’t' alone, and it's not your fault. The good news is we have designed a 21-day program of specific techniques and exercises that work to create more "space" in your mind to enjoy inner peace happiness and destroy those limiting beliefs that are holding you back. With these simple daily exercises, you'll have the clarity to prioritize what's most important in your life, what no longer serves you, and how you want to live on a daily basis. They will help you get your brain in shape, allow you to gain control and help you start to explore what is really happening in your body’s control center - the mind. What are some of the benefits you can expect when you follow this program? Put an end to negative feelings and intrusive thoughts Let go of your excuses that are stopping you from taking action Take risks and overcome your limiting beliefs Develop unbreakable concentration and focus Learn how to handle hostility and criticism Build unbreakable self-esteem  As well as:  Learn how to create goals that connect to your passions Boost your confidence and feel like your old self again Fall asleep faster and with less anxiety each night Recognize what causes your mood swings Forge amazing relationships with the right people Live a more bold and adventurous life again

©2017 David Winter (P)2017 Jodie Wade

Narrator: Kamie Tierce
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Buddhism

4 ratings

Summary

"No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again." (Buddha) An ancient and deeply revered practice, Buddhism is even more popular now than it has been in decades. The secret behind its steady rise is due in part to the plethora of benefits Buddhism reaps upon those who practice it and apply its teachings to their lives. Through mindfulness and meditation, Buddhism injects peace and clarity into the minds and lives of those who dedicate themselves to it. Those wonderful benefits can be a part of your life as well through the careful study of its various tenets. In Buddhism, this thoughtful and carefully detailed guidebook acts as a beginner’s guide to those who may be interested in learning more about this ancient and wise practice. Placing emphasis on meditation, yoga, and understanding the core concepts of Buddhism allows the listener to apply its teachings to make their lives fuller and healthier. If you are curious about Buddhism and want to find the answers you seek, then look no further than this qualitative guidebook. Full of information on the various aspects of Buddhism, meditation, yoga, and more, Buddhism stands apart as a concise and practical guide to infusing your life with its many teachings. Here’s what to expect in the beginner's guide: What Buddhism is and what its teachings are The core concepts of Buddhism: karma, suffering, nirvana, and reincarnation The practice and benefits of yoga The four noble truths Practices, treasures, and poisons of Buddhism How to practice the five precepts of Buddhism How to practice mindfulness in order to reduce stress and anxiety And much, much more! The choice is now yours.

©2014 Michael Williams (P)2018 Michael Williams

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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There Is No App for Happiness

Summary

Technology is exploding exponentially. We are becoming less happy. Max Strom tells you how to get your life, and your happiness, back. Technology has expanded at such a rate that nearly every aspect of our world has been affected - yet there has been no corresponding expansion of personal happiness. Instead, we find that the wealthiest societies of the world have become depressed, anxious, sleep deprived, and over-medicated. Max Strom, author of A Life Worth Breathing and global teacher of personal transformation, reveals that we each have internal, human technology capable of empowering our lives and leading us to deeper levels of happiness. In his new book, There is No App for Happiness, Strom illustrates three imperatives to take back control of our lives. Learn that joy and fulfillment require us to be active participants, not passive viewers. We should not strive for a virtual life - but a life truly lived. There is No App for Happiness helps us to overcome our negative presets and propels us into a new and more meaningful experience of living.

©2013 Max Strom (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Kurt Elftmann
Author: Max Strom
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Reiki for Beginners

1 rating

Summary

Heal yourself with little more than your own hands! Discover how Reiki can help you heal physically and emotionally. A technique that uses the hands to transmit energy to other parts of the body, Reiki has been used for centuries. Many people across the world get these treatments, sometimes when modern medicine fails. It is often described as “healing through love,” and in a world that seems to be growing colder and more dangerous, healing through love is more important than ever. In this detailed guide, you will not only learn what Reiki is and its history, but also how to perform it yourself. Learn which aches in specific parts of the bodies correlate to emotions and how to heal them. You will learn how to heal yourself, others, and even pets! This book also discusses the difference between modern and traditional Japanese Reiki, and will teach you the correlation between precious stones, chakras, and Reiki. All the knowledge gained from this book can help you open your own practice and share your healing gift with others. While it may seem outlandish to some, Reiki has been used for many years in Japan and its popularity has spread worldwide. It has roots in Buddhism, and some believe it can even be connected to Jesus Christ. Reiki is well-renowned and highly respected around the world. Reiki for Beginners today and begin healing yourself and your loved ones!

©2019 Adya Acharya (P)2019 Adya Acharya

Narrator: Jennifer Pineda
Author: Adya Acharya
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Sit Like a Buddha

1 rating

Summary

Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. And it's not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started is contained in this audiobook. Lodro Rinzler begins by challenging you to ask yourself why you want to meditate in the first place. (Good news: there's no wrong answer!) With your intention thus in place, he teaches you all the basics, along with advice for making your meditation practice a priority no matter how busy you are. He then shows you how to bring the wisdom and compassion you discover in meditation into all other areas of your life.

©2014 Paul Rinzler (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Lodro Rinzler
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Rebel Buddha

2 ratings

Summary

There's a rebel within you. It's the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It's your rebel buddha - the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day-to-day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It's the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth. Dzogchen Ponlop guides you through the inner revolution that comes from unleashing your rebel buddha. He explains how, by training your mind and understanding your true nature, you can free yourself from needless suffering. He presents a thorough introduction to the essence of the Buddha's teachings and argues that, if we are to bring these teachings fully into our personal experience, we must go beyond the cultural trappings of traditional Asian Buddhism. We all want to find some meaningful truth about who we are, he says, but we can only find it guided by our own wisdom - by our own rebel buddha within. Introduction read by the author.

©2010 Dzogchen Ponlop (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Practical Buddhism for Karma Healing

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Karma is the cosmic law that ensures all good deeds are rewarded, while bad deeds receive an equally deserving punishment. The concept of karma was first expressed in the ancient Hindu writings, known as the Vedas. Due to increased awareness and acceptance of eastern spiritual practices and philosophies worldwide these days, the concept of karma has become a widely accepted. It is a safe bet to say that almost the majority of us - regardless of culture, creed, and religion - do believe in some form of universal law that calls for us to act morally lest we will be faced with the repercussions. However, very few of us would take care not to violate this cosmic law. Consider this: do you ever feel like you are often at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and surrounded by the wrong people? It is as if the universe is conspiring against you. This is karma in motion. But if you often feel like a hopeless victim of fate, and believe that life can never go your way just like it had for everyone else, you could not have been more wrong. The karmic blueprint of your life is your own creation, and as such, you have the power within yourself to change it - for better or worse. Practical Buddhism for Karma Healing is a guide that will arm you with the right knowledge and practical tools to nurture your spiritual side and be free from the shackles of past "karmic debt". Using the principles and teachings of Buddhism, you will be guided towards fostering the right attitude that will have a profound positive effect on your daily life, and also help you attain inner peace. Before you know it, you will be attracting all the right people and circumstances into your life that will propel you to where we want to be. You owe it to yourself to take back the reigns of your destiny!

©2015 Jill OBrien (P)2017 Jill OBrien

Narrator: Aliz Smith
Author: Jill OBrien
Length: 49 mins
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How to See Yourself as You Really Are

6 ratings

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In How to See Yourself as You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddhist leader teaches listeners how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic and loving perspective. Step-by-step exercises help listeners shatter their false assumptions and ideas and see the world as it actually exists. His Holiness sets the stage for discovering the reality behind appearances. But getting past one's misconceptions is only a prelude to right action, and the final section describes how to harness the power of meditative concentration to the service of love, and vice versa, so that true altruistic enlightenment is attained. Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's own life experiences, How to See Yourself as You Really Are is an inspirational and empowering guide to achieving self-awareness that can be enjoyed by spiritual seekers of all faiths.

©2006 His Holiness the Dalai Lama. All rights reserved (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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Wholehearted

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An inspiring audiobook that will help listeners rediscover their values and discover a way to truly live life to the fullest.

Each of us has an enormous capacity for love - a deep well of attention and care that we can offer to ourselves and others. With guidance that is both simple and wholly transformative, Koshin Paley Ellison, Zen teacher and psychotherapist, shows us how to uncover it: pay attention, be of service, and be with others.

With this inspiring and down-to-earth audiobook, drawn from the Zen precepts and illustrated with anecdotes from Koshin’s own life and practice, you’ll learn how to:

explore and investigate with your own core values,

identify the mental habits that could be unconsciously hurting yourself and others, and

overcome isolation.

Each section closes with a contemplation to help integrate the teachings into your life.

This audiobook is about getting back in touch with your values, so you can live energetically, authentically, and lovingly. This an invitation to close the gaps we create between ourselves and others-to wake up to ourselves and the world around us.

It’s time to live wholeheartedly.

©2019 Koshin Paley Ellison (P)2019 Koshin Paley Ellison

Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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Three Steps to Awakening

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The deceptively simple three-phase method presented here is a meditation practice that can be worked with for a lifetime. Larry Rosenberg looks to Zen, to Insight Meditation, and to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti to find three kinds of meditation that anyone can do and that complement each other in a wonderful way: (1) breath awareness, (2) breath as anchor, and (3) choiceless awareness. Having the three methods in one's repertoire gives one meditation resources for any life situation. In a time of stress, for example, one might use breath awareness exclusively. Or on an extended retreat, one might find choiceless awareness more appropriate. The three-step method has been taught to Larry's students at the Cambridge Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for many years. After teaching the three-step method, Larry goes on to show how to bring the awareness gained in meditation to the world off the cushion, into relationships and into all areas of daily life.

©2013 Larry Rosenberg (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Subhash Mandal
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Unconditional Confidence

9 ratings

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Pema Chodron is one of today's leading meditation teachers. With more than one million books sold to date, she draws sold out crowds across the U.S. and Canada. On Unconditional Confidence, she offers two accessible sessions to help anyone find courage in times of challenge and change.

©2009 Pema Chodron (P)2010 Sounds True

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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Natural Perfection

2 ratings

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With his book Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das emerged as a leading figure in American Buddhism. Now, with Natural Perfection, Surya Das introduces us to Tibet's most closely guarded enlightenment tradition - dzogchen, "The Natural Great Perfection." The Buddhist masters of Tibet believed that dzogchen was destined to become the single most powerful spiritual vehicle in the West. Why? "Because dzogchen takes the struggle out of meditation," he explains. In 6 profound and energizing sessions, Surya Das guides you through each step of dzogchen practice, where you learn rigpa "natural awareness" practice; sky-gazing meditations; prayers and chants to open your heart and mind; and much more. Finally, here is a way for you to discover, side by side with this beloved American lama, the great awakened state that you already possess within - your own Natural Perfection.

©1999 Lama Surya Das (P)16 9

Narrator: Lama Surya Das
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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Die Kuh, die weinte

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Der SPIEGEL-Bestseller erstmals als ungekürztes Hör-Erlebnis. Seit Jahren erfreut sich der Bestseller "Die Kuh, die weinte" größter Beliebtheit - bei Menschen jeden Alters und aller Glaubensrichtungen. Nun folgt endlich das lang erwartete vollständige Hörbuch: eine wundervolle Sammlung inspirierender Geschichten von Liebe, Hoffnung und der Überwindung von Leid. Mit erfrischendem Esprit und Einfühlungsvermögen kratzt Ajahn Brahm an eingefahrenen Überzeugungen und begegnet unseren kleinen Schwächen und Marotten mit entwaffnendem Humor. Dies ist buddhistische Weisheit at its best: Verknüpft mit modernen, lebensnahen Themen, vermittelt der weltberühmte Mönch tiefe Einsichten in das Wesen des Glücks, die uns achtsamer und liebevoller werden lassen und unser Leben bereichern.

©2004 / 2015 Ajahn Brahm / Integral / Lotos / Ansata (P)2015 Random House Audio

Author: Ajahn Brahm
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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El libro tibetano de los muertos 'Libro primero' [The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Book One]

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El llamado Libro Tibetano de los Muertos "Bardo Thodol" ha sido reconocido durante siglos como un clásico de la sabiduría budista. Más recientemente, ha alcanzado gran influencia en el mundo occidental por sus penetraciones psicológicas sobre el proceso de la muerte, y por lo que puede enseñarnos acerca de nuestras vidas. También ha resultado de ayuda en los procesos de duelo de algunas personas que recientemente han perdido a algún ser querido, el "Bardo Thodol" esta dividido en dos libros. El nombre de la obra en Tibetano es Bardo Thodol "Liberación mediante la comprensión en el estado intermedio". Su intención es la de preparar la conciencia del moribundo para las adversidades y transformaciones del más allá. Su profundo mensaje es que el arte de morir es tan importante como el de vivir. Nos muestra el funcionamiento de la mente en sus diversasmanifestaciones "aterradoras, tranquilizadoras, iracundas y hermosas", que aparecen en la conciencia del difunto. Reconociendo dichas manifestaciones podremos alcanzar el estado de iluminación, tanto en esta existencia como en la venidera. Es un texto del tipo Terma "Gran tesoro descubierto" y tradicionalmente se considera que proviene de Padmasambhava, el fundador de la escuela Nyimapa. Fue descubierto en el siglo VIII.

Public Domain (P)2013 Jaime Arredondo Tovar

Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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How to Be Sick (Second Edition)

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A brand-new edition of the best-selling classic with added and updated practices. In 2001, Toni Bernhard got sick and, to her and her partner’s bewilderment, stayed that way. As they faced the confusion, frustration, and despair of a life with sudden limitations - a life that was vastly different from the one they’d thought they’d have together - Toni had to learn how to be sick.  In spite of her many physical and energetic restrictions (and sometimes, because of them), Toni learned how to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. This audiobook reminds us that our own inner freedom is limitless, regardless of our external circumstances. Updated with new insights and practices hard-won from Toni’s own ongoing life experience, this is a must-hear for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick or in pain.

©2018 Toni Bernhard (P)2018 Wisdom Publications

Narrator: Deon Vozov
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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The Joy of Living

12 ratings

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For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But how does it work? In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, he weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds. With an introduction by co-author Eric Swanson, The Joy of Living is a stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives.

©2007 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (P)2007 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.

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Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

2 ratings

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In 1979, 24-year-old Irish-American Maura O'Halloran moved to Japan and became the first woman ever admitted to Toshoji Temple. Soshin-san (O'Halloran's monastic name) labored through 3 hard years of intense work and study in preparation for becoming a dharma teacher. Her life ended abruptly during a trip to Thailand, and today Soshin-san is revered as a Buddhist saint. The writings in this program are from her private and heartfelt journals and letters. They eloquently describe the rigors, hardships, and ultimate joys of Zen training and temple life, while providing a unique insight into the soul of a beloved, spiritual woman.

Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1994 by the Estate of Maura O'Halloran

Narrator: Mare Winningham
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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Buddhist Tantra

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"Within my body are all the sacred places of the world," the Buddhist saint Saraha once said, "and the most profound pilgrimage that I can ever make is within my own body." For 15 centuries the realized masters of the tantric path used the crucible of their own lives to develop a powerful and accelerated means to enlightenment. Today these teachings remain alive within the usually hidden inner courtyard of the Vajrayana vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism, a tradition that requires the courage to engage your body, your human desires, and your most challenging life obstacles as the basic fuel for insight. Now, with Buddhist Tantra, esteemed teacher Reggie Ray introduces you to these precious teachings and invites you to explore the path to naked and unprecedented experience. The popular or exoteric teachings of Buddhism are known to many, yet its esoteric teachings remain relatively unknown in the West. If you have been seeking a gateway to this potent tradition, Buddhist Tantra is an unsurpassed opportunity to enter into the temple of its deepest truths. Entering the Vajra World Through the Vehicle of Your Body The word tantra means "to weave through", a metaphor that points to the vibrant fabric of intelligent and living energies that make up the essence of every cell of your body, every fleeting thought you have, and every particle of the universe. Entering this undefiled and ever-renewing vajra world is the promise of the tantric path.

©2007 Reginald A. Ray (P)2007 Reginald A. Ray

Narrator: Reginald A. Ray
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Buddhism Meditation for Beginners

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Have you thought about starting a meditation practice, but just don’t know how? Are you looking for a healthy way to reduce your stress? If you answered "Yes" to either of these questions, then you are going to want to keep reading. Meditation has been around for centuries, especially for those in Eastern cultures. Over that last decade or so, meditation has found new popularity for people in Western cultures as a means to relax and de-stress. Even though meditation is not a new practice, it is still fairly new to those of us in the US. That’s why this book is here to teach those of us who weren’t raised in a culture that taught us about meditation and its benefits.  The amount of stress we all deal with on a daily basis continues to increase as the world changes. Stress, though, is what is known as a silent killer. While it may not seem like a significant thing, it hurts your body. When stressed, the body releases stress hormones, like cortisol, to try and help us get out of the stressful situation. Even though we aren’t be stressed by something that could hurt us, like a woolly mammoth, our body still thinks we are.  Our body’s reaction to things still works on a very primitive scale, and that’s why it is so important to do our best to reduce stress. Otherwise, we are going to be stuck in a constant state of flight or fight. This is what causes things like insomnia, heartburn, fertility problems, high blood sugar, and so much more.  Now, if you add some form of meditation to your life, it will reduce or get rid of those problems. In this book, we will discuss everything that meditation can do for you and more.  You will learn: What Buddhism is The most popular forms of meditation Simply ways to add meditation to your life Benefits of meditating on a regular basis Why Buddhists meditate Meditation posture And much more While meditation isn’t some magical pill that will get rid of stress in your life, it can get rid of stress in your body. Life is tough, but meditation can be those few moments in your day where all you have to focus on is your breath. It gives that time to relax and create a calm mind that most people never get to experience. Whether you only have time for a five-minute meditation or a 30-minute meditation, make sure you meditate.  Meditation, while it may seem difficult at first, isn’t that hard to add to your day-to-day life if you truly want to. After a single meditation session, you will notice a difference in how you feel.  If you are serious about your health, then don’t wait any longer. Whether you know you need to reduce your stress, or if you simply want something that will help you sleep at night, this book can help you. Don’t wait any longer. Scroll up and click “Buy Now”.

©2020 Noah Rasheta (P)2020 Noah Rasheta

Narrator: Terry Sale
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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The Lotus Sutra

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The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important Mahayana texts and the most widely read, chanted and revered, particularly in Asian Buddhist countries, notably China and Japan. It is the root text, so to speak, of the ‘Pure Land’ schools, which often regard it as the principal Buddhist sutra, the study and practice of which projects the participant along the path to nirvana. It is certainly a remarkable document, replete with the Mahayana characteristics of fantastical images, extraordinary appearances, magical happenings, views of time and space which are galactic in size and pronouncements which are definite, unequivocal, practical in some areas and dependent upon a faith commitment in others.  First and foremost, it proclaims the one yana or vehicle of the Mahayana teaching as preeminent over other teachings, especially those following the paths of the sravakayana (the hearers - the bhikshus) and the pratyekabuddhas (those attaining enlightenment through a solitary path) but also the lay men and lay women. These are the ‘four classes of assembly’ who, according the Lotus Sutra, have been following the ‘preliminary’ teachings presented by the Buddha Sakyamuni as an ‘expedient’ (skilful means).  The Lotus Sutra sees the Buddha, teaching from the Gridhrakuta, the Vulture Peak, the full teaching of the Mahayana which leads unerringly (if over aeons in larger numbers than the sands of the Ganges!) to nirvana. Contained within the 27 chapters are many of the principal Buddhist teachings seen in all the schools across the world: the four noble truths, the 12 nidana chain, the six paramitas or perfections; again and again the qualities of mindfulness, diligence, patience and spiritual vigour or energy are propounded - without these, nirvana is not attainable.  In short, the path to enlightenment is not for the faint-hearted. Around these core teachings are magical stories of numerous Buddhas from different time eras appearing to support the teaching of Sakyamuni; bodhisattvas appearing from cracks in the ground; the Buddha Prabhutaratna, a Buddha of the far past, appearing in a jewelled stupa; celestial chariots flitting around the sky; and the familiar bodhisattvas of Manjusri, Maitreya, Bhaishajyaraja and many others all have a place in this ultimate cosmic drama.  The Lotus Sutra is an extraordinary vision, far from the more practical, straightforward texts of the Pali Canon. For those not accustomed to extreme Mahayana images it can appear very strange indeed. But for those prepared to go with it, it is remarkably absorbing, with a particular charisma and, without belittling it, even charm.  That said, it has not been without controversy in the Pure Land tradition, and its often-repeated insistence on its efficacy by some practitioners over the years has occasionally led it into controversial areas.  Nevertheless, it is a pinnacle of world Buddhist literature. The Lotus Sutra was originally a Sanskrit text, Saddharma Pundarika, which is translated variously - here, it is The White Lotus Sutra of the True Dharma, though it is generally known by its short version.  Its popularity in the East is based on a fifth-century translation by the respected Chinese translator Kumarajiva, and most of the recent English translations have come from this Chinese source. However, the first Western translations (from a Sanskrit text originating from Nepal) were by Eugène Burnouf into French in the 1852; and then, using the same source, by the Dutch translator Hendrik Kern into English in 1884.  It is this Kern translation, largely still accepted as sound, that has provided the basis for this Dharma Audiobooks rendering. We have felt free to modernise the 19th-century language and clarified some of the technical terms, using words more current in 21st-century Buddhist circles; also, where Kern - not a practising Buddhist - seems to have been unclear about views or practices, these have been modernised.  This new rendering, read with understanding and clarity by Taradasa, is the first time the Lotus Sutra has been available in English on audio in a professional production. To further aid the understanding and enjoyment of The Lotus Sutra, a PDF containing the entire recorded text is available with the download of the audio. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2019 Dharma Audiobooks (P)2019 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Taradasa
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners: Plain and Simple Guide to Buddhist Philosophy Including Zen Teachings, Tibetan Buddhism, and Mindfulness Meditation

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Do You Want To Free Yourself From Stress And Anxiety? Would you like to bring peace and joy in your life? Many people hear the word "Buddhism", and they think it is a religion. However, a person of any religion can bring Buddhist principles into their life without giving up their religious beliefs. Buddhism is a simple and practical philosophy, practiced by more than 300 million people worldwide, that can make your life better and help you find inner peace and happiness.  By following the principles of Buddhism and by practicing mindfulness meditation, you can reduce anxiety and stress, and bring clarity and joy into your mind. If you want to learn how to apply the Buddhist philosophy in your everyday life, then this book is for you. You’ll learn the principles of this philosophy along with the history of Buddha and his teachings that will help you successfully bring Buddhism into your everyday life.  Inside Buddhism for Beginners, discover:   How you can bring peace and joy in your life following the simple principles of Buddhism A simple but effective meditation technique for beginners to help you relieve stress and feel calmer, even if you’ve never meditated before The core Buddhist principles and teachings explained in plain English, without complex or obscure words The History of Buddhism, from its origins to the present day The principles you should pursue if you want to follow the path of Buddha An effective way to understand and practice Buddhism without feeling overwhelmed The truth about Karma and how it can actually help you change your life (many people don’t know this) Practical tips to bring Buddhism into your everyday life and brighten your future. And much, much more. Let joy and peace become part of your life and free you from stress and anxiety - you won’t regret it! Scroll up and click “Buy”.

©2019 Judith Yandell (P)2019 Judith Yandell

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Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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Zen Buddhism for Beginners

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Zen Buddhism is one school of Buddhism that arose from the Mahayana school of Buddhism. There are three main schools of Buddhism today, with several smaller schools that have adapted the principles and pathways of the major three. Zen is the Japanese form of Ch'an Buddhism, which began in China and eventually spread to the island of Japan. As a form of Buddhism, you are asked to use seated meditation to reach enlightenment, as well as to follow six paramitas or principles to achieve an awakened state. This is a book for beginners that explores various topics to help you decide if it is the right school of Buddhism for you to follow and gain enlightenment from. In this book you will find: The history of Buddhism An understanding of Buddhism How to practice Zen Buddhism How to find a mentor How to apply Zen to your daily life Zen-approved meditations A glossary of important terms You are not promised to reach an awakening or Nirvana, but to understand more about the concept and the meditation it took the original Buddha to gain Buddhahood. Your path may be quick or slow to gaining Nirvana, but it is your journey - not one that anyone can provide for you - although, it is one masters can help you discover. So what are you waiting for? Take action right now, and download your copy today!

©2016 Davis Allen, LLC (P)2016 Davis Allen, LLC

Author: Emerald Moon
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Advice on Dying

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"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"). The stages are described so vividly that we can imagine the process of traveling deeper into the mind, on the ultimate journey of transformation. In this way, His Holiness shows us how to prepare for that time and, in doing so, how to enrich our time on earth, die without fear or upset, and influence the stage between this life and the next so that we may gain the best possible incarnation. As always, the ultimate goal is to advance along the path to enlightenment. Advice on Dying is an essential tool for attaining that eternal bliss.

©2002 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins (P)2002 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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Transmission

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The gift of spiritual awakening - from one heart to another. What is transmitted from a spiritual teacher to a student? The possibilities of love and freedom, of living in a joyful heart. Extraordinary spiritual teachers empower us, pointing us towards our own awakening. In their presence, we can feel the qualities of enlightenment rather than just hearing about them, and we are inspired to see in a new way. With Transmission, author and teacher Jack Kornfield shares eight sessions of in-depth teachings illuminating the student-teacher relationship. Through a treasure trove of personal stories about the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa, Dipa Ma, Ajahn Chah, and other masters, we see how teachers embody the many facets of the jewel of enlightened consciousness - including humor, discipline, humility, joyousness, uncanny perspicacity, and unfathomable compassion - and how we, too, can fully awaken these qualities in ourselves. Exploring such topics as devotion, the tender heart of sadness, meditation, and patience, Jack reveals the power of opening one's heart to a true spiritual teacher as well as the potential pitfalls and challenges of the teacher-student relationship. With warmth, humor, and practical advice-including what to do if there are no spiritual teachers near your home, Transmission opens possibilities for anyone to deepen, practice, and awaken.

©2013 Jack Kornfield (P)2013 Jack Kornfield

Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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The Elimination of Anger: With Two Stories From Buddhist Texts

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"The Elimination of Anger with two stories retold from the Buddhist texts" is BPS Bodhi Leaf number 68 by Ven. K. Piyatissa Thera.

©1975 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2017 Pariyatti

Narrator: Sophia Ojha
Length: 31 mins
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The Buddha Walks into a Bar...

6 ratings

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This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that "spiritual practice" thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. It’s about making a difference in yourself and making a difference in your world - whether you’ve got everything figured out yet or not. Lodro Rinzler is a bright and funny young teacher with a knack for showing how the Buddhist teachings can have a positive impact on every little nook and cranny of your life - whether you’re interested in being a Buddhist or not.

©2012 Lodro Rinzler (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Lodro Rinzler
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Faith

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Teachings to Cultivate the Practice of Faith We tend to think of faith as a commodity you either have or you don't. But in many of the world's wisdom traditions, faith isn't something you possess; it's something you do. "Faith is a willingness to take the next step, to see the unknown as an adventure, to launch a journey," teaches Sharon Salzberg. Now this beloved meditation teacher and author shares her unique understanding of faith, distinguishing it from belief and dogma, to help you cultivate this profound force in your life. In this four-hour program, Salzberg dispels the negative concepts that label faith as either "blind" or "ignorant" and reveals something much deeper: an intelligence and common sense rooted in your deepest experience. With discerning wisdom, she invites you to explore: The crucial first step in the faith journey: embracing impermanence - the ever-changing nature of the world The surprising relationship between doubt and faith How to move forward when you feel lost in the mire of resignation and despair Faith as a refuge for even our hardest times The ingredients of true faith: love and respect for ourselves and others Faith is the ability to offer your heart to the truth of what is happening, the present expression of possibility, and the conduit connecting you to a bigger reality. With Faith, you gain a powerful tool for cultivating the peace of mind and ease to carry you through any situation. Unabridged audiobook read by the author.

©2008 Sharon Salzberg (P)2008 Sharon Salzberg

Narrator: Sharon Salzberg
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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Buddhism Beginner's Guide: Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Everyday Life

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Buddhism is one of the most practical and simple belief systems on this planet and it has greatly helped me on my way to become a better person in every aspect possible. No matter if you are totally green when it comes to Buddha's teachings or if you have already heard something about them - this audiobook will help you systematize your knowledge and will inspire you to learn more and to take steps to make your life positively better!

©2014, 2015 Ian Tuhovsky (P)2015 Ian Tuhovsky

Author: Ian Tuhovsky
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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On the Path to Enlightenment

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Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that "when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.'" Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound and inspiring teachings from across these traditions. The selected teachings are taken from the sources of the traditions, including the Buddha himself, Nagarjuna, Guru Rinpoche, Atisha, Shantideva, and Asanga; from great masters of the past, including Thogme Zangpo, the Fifth Dalai Lama, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and Sakya Pandita; and from contemporary masters, including the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche. They address such topics as the nature of the mind; the foundations of taking refuge, generating altruistic compassion, acquiring merit, and following a teacher; view, meditation, and action; and how to remove obstacles and make progress on the path.

©2013 Shambhala Publications, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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True Happiness

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Happiness is your birthright, and it is readily available at any given moment, teaches Pema Chodron. So, why do we live in such suffering? "The potential for happiness is not based on outer things; they come and go, causing us misery," she begins. "We're always chasing after something, trying to avoid the difficult places. But there are a lot of small sweetnesses that we ignore because they're so fleeting." With True Happiness, Chodron guides us through simple-yet-effective practices that show us how to recognize and nurture these moments of delight, cultivating them until they become more and more frequent, accessible, and real as a constant influence in our lives. At the root of everything is "basic goodness", a Buddhist view that each of us is fundamentally awake and compassionate, yet we tend to look at ourselves from a place of "badness", explains Chodron. We spend our lives in self-doubt and confusion, attempting to be perfect and "get it right". But life is about being open to whatever might arise, including feelings of uneasiness as well as feelings of contentment and peace. Rather than asking "how can I get out of this?" ask "how can I stay in this moment of discomfort and begin to soften?" It is in that moment of softening that you will find your open heart, teaches Chodron. "Everyone has the longing to feel the open heart, because it is a deep happiness that can never be taken away." True Happiness gives you the opportunity to spend "Yarne", or winter retreat, with Pema Chodron in the warmth and comfort of your own home. Join this best-selling author and teacher as she guides you through seven hours of effective meditations and practices to dissolve the barriers to your heart, reconnect with the source of basic goodness, and cultivate a sense of happiness, if only to touch upon it for brief but precious moments at a time.

©2006 Pema Chodron (P)2006 Sounds True

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

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This new edition of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche's classic teaching on progressive stages of meditation on emptiness was updated in 2016 by Lama Shenpen Hookham. Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness is a series of meditation practices on Emptiness, a particular aspect of the Buddha's teachings. The idea is that by beginning with one's first rather coarse commonsense understanding, one progresses through increasingly subtle and more refined stages until one arrives at complete and perfect understanding. Each stage in the process prepares the mind for the next in so far as each step is fully integrated into one's understanding through the meditation process. Concise but comprehensive, Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness lays out in a practical and systematic way the teachings of the Venerable Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, one of the most erudite scholars and accomplished yogis of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism of our day. Khenpo Rinpoche is especially well-known for his breadth of vision and the clarity of his Dharma expositions, uniting prodigious scholarship with great compassion. Lama Shenpen Hookham, translator and arranger of Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, has been a student of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche since the 1970s. A prolific writer, translator, and teacher, she is the founding lama of the Awakened Heart Sangha, a worldwide spiritual community based in the UK.

©2016 Shenpen Hookham and The Marpa Foundation for the Study, Practice, and Support of the Buddha Dharma (P)2017 Ken Cohen

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Buddhism for Beginners: The Path to Liberation & Enlightenment

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Are you thinking about becoming a Buddhist? The modern practice of Buddhism stems from a long history, and this the guide that teaches you where it began, how it works, and if it’s for you.  Buddhist teachings can and will change your life for the better. Each different sect brings with it a set of valuable lessons. To understand the practice, it’s important that you learn about the man who started Buddhism, and his path to enlightenment. Then you can start your own.   In Buddhism for Beginners, I walk you through the key premise of Buddhism, a journey from suffering (dukkha) to the cessation of that suffering (nirvana). Inside, you’ll hear about the critical beliefs and concepts that make Buddhism such a powerfully enlightening path to take.   In this detailed guide, you’ll learn:  About the life of the Buddha and his wise teachings. Of the four noble truths and how to find them. To seek the eight-fold path, of wisdom, moral, and mental discipline. About the Dharma Seals, and the Three Bodies of Buddha. How to discover the five powers. About key Buddhist concepts and terms that will further your studies. About pilgrimage sites, festivals, and what they mean.  If you’re ready to open your heart and mind to a new philosophy, a religion, a practice that will energize and heal your life, then I encourage you to invest in this guide.   Beginners that start along the Buddhist path often find it more rewarding than they had ever imagined. If Buddhism calls to you, it’s time that you answered.  Learn about Buddhism and its practice in this guide. Get it now and be a Buddhist!

©2019 Tribe Metrics, LLC (P)2019 Tribe Metrics,LLC

Author: Piia Rauha
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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How to Expand Love

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In How to Expand Love, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers a simple yet illuminating program for transforming self-centered energy into outwardly directed compassion. Drawing on exercises and techniques established in Tibetan monasteries more than a thousand years ago, the Dalai Lama guides us through seven key stages. First, we learn ways to move beyond our self-defeating tendency to put others into rigid categories. We discover how to create and maintain a positive attitude toward those around us. By reflecting on the kindness that close friends have shown us we learn to reciprocate and help other people achieve their own long-term goals. And in seeking the well-being of others, we foster compassion, the all-encompassing face of love. In this accessible and insightful audiobook, His Holiness the Dalai Lama helps us to open our hearts and minds to the experience of unlimited love, transforming every relationship in our lives and guiding us ever closer to wisdom and enlightenment.

©2005 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D. (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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The Practice of Pure Awareness

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Nine Step-by-Step Sessions for "Waking Down" How can we discover this perfect, somatic knowing? It begins by removing the blockages that manifest mentally, emotionally, and physically. Join Reggie Ray as he presents the practice of pure awareness in nine guided, sequential sessions that lead to the direct experience of our true nature. Emphasizing deep relaxation, the power in the lower belly, opening the central channel, and the significance of posture, Reggie helps us unfold ever-subtler realizations of our capacities to love and heal. Through yin breathing, earth descent, 12-fold lower belly breathing, and more, we journey through the channels of the subtle body, releasing old traumas and stuck energy. "Through these meditations," says Reggie, "our true selves begin to flower. We discover that in essence we are a river, a torrent, of love." The Practice of Pure Awareness invites us into embodied awakening - a fuller and richer experience than the more arid or "above the neck" states of consciousness we find in many conventional spiritual approaches. Through committed practice, the body itself becomes our guide, teacher, and protector, illuminating the perfection inside and around us.

©2015 Reginald Ray (P)2015 Reginald Ray

Narrator: Reginald A. Ray
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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Peaceful Heart

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An introductory guide to cultivating patience and opening your heart to difficult circumstances from leading Buddhist teacher Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. In the Buddhist tradition, “patience” is our mind’s ability to work positively with anything that bothers us - a vast spectrum of particulars that all boil down to not getting what we want or getting what we don’t want. In fluid, accessible language, Dzigar Kongtrul expands on teachings by the ancient sage Shantideva that contain numerous powerful and surprising methods for preventing our minds from becoming consumed by what bothers us - especially in anger. The result of practicing patience is a state of mind where we can feel at home in every situation and be fully available to love and care for others. Patience is the lifeblood of a peaceful heart.

©2020 Dzigar Kongtrul (P)2020 Shambhala Publications

Narrator: Joseph Waxman
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Buddhism

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Shein Luipa guides you through Buddhism from start to finish!   Buddhism is a word that describes a set of teachings and practices everyone has heard of but that very few people understand. This is unfortunate because the teachings and practices of Buddhism are widely applicable and universally beneficial. Laid down by the Buddha and passed on through the ages, these are instructions for living, followed in various ways and all connecting back to a set of core ideas. In Buddhism: Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Core Philosophy, author Shein Luipa takes you from beginning to end, starting on the assumption that what you know about Buddhism could fit onto the head of a pin and leaving you by the pages’ end with a strong grasp of what the teachings and practices are all about. This is a book that will change your life and reshape your worldview, initiating you on a singular and thrilling journey of self-discovery and release. It all starts with a single question: What is Buddhism? From that question, Luipa explains the following: Meditation The Buddhist community Monastic life Parishioners Different kinds of Buddhism Once through that introductory section, Luipa goes into tremendous depth on the topic of Buddhism, covering these topics in succession: Buddha’s teaching  The four noble truths Following the teachings of Buddha (Triple Jewel, Five Doctrines, Wheel of Life)  Suffering Karma Reincarnation Nirvana Yoga (Third Eye, Chakra, Gazing, Kundalini, Kriya, Sound, Tantra)  Meditation Types (Mantra, Vipassana, Zen, Transcendental, Self-Inquiry, Taoist, Emptiness, Breathing, Neiguan, Qigong, Traditional, Guided, Relaxation, Body Scans, Affirmations, Activity-Oriented, Mindfulness, Observation)  Mindful Meditation to relieve anxiety and stress (with specific effects)  Creating a meditation space Meditation tips and tricks Buddhism and modern times Rituals and rights (death, marriage, birth, initiation, etc.)  In all, this is a dense book but no more dense than it needs to be. It is a complex book but as simple as it can be, and a powerful book, but one that is also immediately accessible. You have heard the word before - Buddhism - and maybe you have some images or connotations that you associate with it in your head. Wisdom is well within your reach, and working to learn the teachings and practices of Buddhism, whether academically or practically, you can take a huge step forward in your personal development and your understand of the world. Let Shein Luipa guide you!

©2018 Shein Luipa (P)2018 Shein Luipa

Narrator: Charity May
Length: 3 hrs
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Living Without Stress or Fear

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The Mindful Path to Freedom from the Emotions That Cause Suffering A life without stress or fear may seem like an impossible dream—yet Thich Nhat Hanh has spent a lifetime proving that it is not only possible, it is also within our grasp. On Living Without Stress or Fear, this treasured Zen master shares a message of hope: that we can, through the practice of mindfulness, find freedom from the grip of emotions like anxiety, anger, and despair. “Suffering persists because we nourish the feelings that cause it,” reveals Thich Nhat Hanh. “Through mindful living, we learn to nourish our compassionate nature instead.” Discovering Your “True Home” in the Present Moment We do not find happiness by suppressing emotions like stress or fear. As Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, you can develop a capacity to deal with such emotions by building a sanctuary—your “true home”—in the present moment. Through techniques such as “mindful breathing” and the “begin anew” practice, you purposefully expand your ability to dwell in a state of peaceful clarity, and develop the insight to see through to the underlying causes of negative emotions. By facing your inner darkness with awakened compassion, you can transform toxic energies within you—and radiate the energy of loving kindness to everyone around you. Essential Teachings from a Legendary Voice for Peace Thich Nhat Hanh has lived and taught the path of peace in the most challenging situations—carrying the light of compassion into places stricken by war, famine, and despair. Refined throughout a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he now shares his most transformative teachings and practices to guide you in your own journey to the source of happiness on Living Without Stress or Fear. Highlights Foundational mindfulness practices: being fully present while walking, breathing, and eating Seeds of happiness, seeds of suffering—how we choose which emotions to nourish with our attention The four-pebble meditation for openness, clarity, and grounding “No death and no birth, neither being nor non-being”—embracing the central paradox at the heart of fearless living The role of community in supporting your practice “We are all one organism”—perspective-shifting meditations on compassion Practices for bringing mindfulness into your family and your relationships Six sessions of Thich Nhat Hanh's core teachings and guided practices on mindfulness, compassion, and finding freedom from suffering Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen master in the Vietnamese tradition, scholar, poet, and peace activist who was nominated for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of more than 40 books in English, including Peace Is Every Step and Living Buddha, Living Christ. ***PLEASE NOTE THE AUDIO IS FROM A LIVE RECORDING***

©2009 Sounds True (P)2009 Sounds True

Narrator: uncredited
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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How Not to Be a Hot Mess

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The dumpster fire of life rages on, but you got this. Practice six rules to keep you grounded, weather the storm, and actually be a decent person. It may seem like the world is going to hell in a hand basket right now. Whether it's big stuff like politics and climate change, or just the daily spin of paying your bills, getting to work on time, and fending off social media trolls, we can all admit, modern life ain't easy. Here are six really good guiding principles, inspired from the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos.

©2020 Craig Hase and Devon Hase (P)2020 Craig Hase and Devon Hase

Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners: How Mindfulness and Meditation Will Change Your Life

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Buddhism for Beginners: How Mindfulness and Meditation Will Change Your Life If you want to focus on personal spiritual development and strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life, then continue reading.... "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." -Buddha If our present suffering is the result of bad karma from a prior life, what is the real present remedy for suffering in this life? Who is the karma judge? And why mindfulness and meditation? If you don't understand the immediate answers to the above, you're not alone. You see, Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. From this audiobook, you'll find the experiences developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years have created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow the path. In Buddhism for Beginners, discover: What Buddhism really is The history of Buddhism Meditation in Tibetan Buddhism Buddhism in America Why mindfulness and meditation Gods (or lack of) in Buddhism Addressing social issues through Buddhism  Check out Buddhism for Beginners: How Mindfulness and Meditation Will Change Your Life and discover the road to enlightenment today!

©2018 K. Connors (P)2018 K. Connors

Narrator: Greg Young
Author: K. Connors
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Sex, Sin, and Zen

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With his one-of-a kind blend of autobiography, pop culture, and plainspoken Buddhism, Brad Warner explores an A-to-Z of sexual topics; from masturbation to dating, gender identity to pornography.

In addition to approaching sexuality from a Buddhist perspective, he looks at Buddhism - emptiness, compassion, karma - from a sexual vantage. Throughout, he stares down the tough questions: Can prostitution be "right livelihood"? Can a good spiritual master also be really, really bad? And ultimately, what's love got to do with any of it?

While no puritan when it comes to non-vanilla sexuality, Warner offers a conscious approach to sexual ethics and intimacy; real-world wisdom for our times.

©2010 Brad Warner (P)2017 Brad Warner

Narrator: Brad Warner
Author: Brad Warner
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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A Mirror Has No Reflection: Arthur Waley's Zen Buddhism and Its Relation to Art

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This short audiobook is a classic in describing Zen and its paradoxical ways. It also touches, though briefly, on Zen Buddhism and its relationship with art.

©2020 MSAC Philosophy Group (P)2020 David Christopher Lane

Narrator: Jess Morris
Author: Arthur Waley
Length: 51 mins
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Zen Buddhism for Beginners

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This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to incorporate the basic elements of Zen Buddhism into your life and reap the benefits that are bound to follow. Through Zen, you will be able to let go of those thoughts that are plaguing you, and reach a complete and utter peace of mind. Because the principles of Zen Buddhism affect the mind, the personal intellect can have a hard time grasping its concept. Therefore, this audio is meant for informational purposes, not as instructions. This book attempts to provide: the tools necessary to begin the study of the mind, and with the help of Zazen, see into one's own nature. Many people will tell you that it is just a matter of sitting without goals, but the truth is far from it. This so called "sitting" is an entire journey of self-discovery, of an intimate, spiritual self-development. During which time, you train your mind to focus better and unveil your life's purpose. Zen Buddhism invites you to transform yourself spiritually and live in harmony with the world and the people around you. While many other religions can say the same, Zen Buddhism always strives for the purification of the mind. It urges you to face yourself, to face everything you like and dislike about who you are and what you do. Buddhism also challenges you to change the fundamental precepts of the life you have been taught so far, regarding materialism, ambition, pride, greed, and revenge. Rather, it pushes you toward a general goodness of being. Wisdom, empathy, charity, tolerance, and discipline are encouraged to grow. The results of this spiritual cultivation are numerous. Most importantly, you will begin a journey that all humans strive for in this world: the attainment of a meaningful and joyful life, where you are focused and aware of every single moment.

©2016 Tranquil Publishing, LLC (P)2016 Tranquil Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Linda Roper
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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Wait

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Pause, find connection, and choose peace rather than harm when you feel overwhelmed in the crashing ocean of life.  You are the calm of the ocean, not the pounding wave. The tumultuous, confusing, and unbearable feelings that arise in life will never overtake your true essence and the peace you can find below the surface.  Written as a love letter to those in pain, Wait encourages us to seek out a path to peace and freedom from suffering. Cuong Lu, a long-time disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, personally witnessed a shooting while fleeing Vietnam in 1975. The memory of this trauma prompted him to dedicate his life to sharing the wisdom of deep listening, finding understanding, and in his words, "defusing the bombs in our hearts". We have waited long enough for the violence to stop. Now is the time to help turn the tide, interrupt the cycle of violence, and create a world where love and understanding thrive.

©2021 Cuong Lu (P)2021 Shambhala Publications

Narrator: Lobo Chan
Author: Cuong Lu
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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Yoga and Meditation

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Did you know that your anxiety, depression, and chronic health problems are likely caused by a blocked chakra or imbalanced energy in your body? Do you want to understand the techniques of chakra balancing? Do you like the most clear-cut guide introduction to the concepts of Buddhism and Reiki and how they connect to your life? This book Yoga and Meditation: Chakra and Reiki Healing, Buddhism for Beginners and a Complete Guide of Yoga, with Sutras Philosophy, Third Eye Awakening, and Kundalini Meditation is your go-to guide to understand everything you need to know about chakras, what they are, how they work, and why you wish to know about them. How is awakening different from enlightenment? Can atheists and agnostics become Buddhists? Do you suppose you can prevent thinking when you meditate? This book will provide you an accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these questions on yoga, Reiki, and chakra, among others. Allow this book to teach you the science behind charkas and how everyone is made of energy and radiate these frequencies. You can learn how to heal, safeguard, and invigorate your energy. Here’s a short preview of what you will find in the book bundle: Clear and simple guide to introduce you to Buddhism and Zen teachings Yoga meditation The sutras philosophy The secret of deep relaxation with yoga nidra A beginner's guide to learn Reiki meditation The power of kundalini Steps to heal your chakras to increase positive energy with secrets of third eye awakening Are you now ready to reap the advantages of inner strength, clarity, and balance? This is a fantastic starting guide to the enlightening and fantastic world of the chakras, Buddhism, yoga, and Reiki! Scroll to the top of this page and click the "buy now" button!

©2020 Aurora Cooper (P)2020 Aurora Cooper

Narrator: Corrinne LePage
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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The World Could Be Otherwise

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In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. In this inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, or “six perfections” - generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding - can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Norman Fischer
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Heart of Unconditional Love

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A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us. The unconditional love that we all long for - in our own lives and in the world around us - can be awakened effectively with this unique approach to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation. Tulku Thondup gives detailed guidance for meditation, prayers, and visualization in four simple stages that can be practiced in as little as thirty minutes a session. The four-stage format is a brand-new approach being presented for the first time in English, distilled from the author's lifelong study and practice of authentic, traditional teachings. What if we could experience not only our own body, mind, and heart as a boundless source of loving-kindness, but every particle of the world around us as a beautiful realm filled with the blessing energies of the Buddhas and their celestial abodes? The whole environment would become a miraculous display of unconditional love, wisdom, and power, accompanied by the sweet music of holy prayers and inspirational teachings. This is not just a dream or a fantasy but an effective meditation practice that can bring relief from stress, healing to mind and body, healthier relationships, and a positive new outlook on the world around you. The Heart of Unconditional Love presents this meditation in a new, four-stage format distilled from the author's lifelong study and practice of authentic, traditional teachings.

©2015 Tulku Thondup Rinpoche (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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Going on Being

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Before Mark Epstein became a medical student at Harvard and began training as a psychiatrist, he immersed himself in Buddhism through experiences with such influential Buddhist teachers as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. The positive outlook of Buddhism and the meditative principle of living in the moment came to influence his study and practice of psychotherapy profoundly. Going on Being is Epstein's memoir of his early years as a student of Buddhism and of how Buddhism shaped his approach to therapy, as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems makes change for the better possible.

©2001, 2008 Mark Epstein, MD (P)2001 Audio Renaissance

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How Things Exist

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This wonderfully practical book is a manifestation of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's peerless wisdom realizing emptiness and illuminates the personal experience of this rare and precious teacher. Rinpoche offers an incredible amount of information in this concise title by emphasizing the importance of compassion and universal responsibility, showing how we can make this life meaningful, giving a brief explanation of the nature of the enlightened mind and how we can attain it, offering an amazing and extensive explanation of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, by analyzing the way various phenomena exist and finally teaching us how we can successfully meditate on emptiness. "The most powerful, immediate way to stop problems is to remember emptiness. You should especially remember emptiness when you are in situations where there's a danger of giving rise to strong anger or uncontrolled desire and creating heavy negative karma and causing great harm to others." -Lama Zopa Rinpoche The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive brings you the collected works of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s spiritual director, and works to offer the Dharma in as many ways as possible for the happiness and benefit of all beings. Please visit LYWA online at www.LamaYeshe.com.

©2008 Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Subhash Mandal
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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El libro tibetanos de los muertos, libro segundo [The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Book Two]

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Libro Segundo El llamado Libro Tibetano de los Muertos "Bardo Thodol" ha sido reconocido durante siglos como un clásico de la sabiduría budista. Más recientemente, ha alcanzado gran influencia en el mundo occidental por sus penetraciones psicológicas sobre el proceso de la muerte, y por lo que puede enseñarnos acerca de nuestras vidas. También ha resultado de ayuda en los procesos de duelo de algunas personas que recientemente han perdido a algún ser querido, el "Bardo Thodol" esta dividido en dos libros. El nombre de la obra en Tibetano es Bardo Thodol "Liberación mediante la comprensión en el estado intermedio". Su intención es la de preparar la conciencia del moribundo para las adversidades y transformaciones del más allá. Su profundo mensaje es que el arte de morir es tan importante como el de vivir. Nos muestra el funcionamiento de la mente en sus diversasmanifestaciones "aterradoras, tranquilizadoras, iracundas y hermosas", que aparecen en la conciencia del difunto. Reconociendo dichas manifestaciones podremos alcanzar el estado de iluminación, tanto en esta existencia como en la venidera. Es un texto del tipo Terma "Gran tesoro descubierto" y tradicionalmente se considera que proviene de Padmasambhava, el fundador de la escuela Nyimapa. Fue descubierto en el siglo VIII. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2014 Jaime Arredondo Tovar

Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Mindfulness

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A quick guide to the history of the world's most popular meditation practice. From the time of the Buddha to the age of meditation apps, this straightforward introduction gives an entire overview of the use of the term "mindfulness" in Buddhist meditative traditions. Drawing upon years of experience through practicing, researching, and teaching the history of mindfulness, Dr. Sarah Shaw offers the first-ever accessible guide to the roots of this ancient meditation technique that continues to benefit millions throughout the world. Although the term is heard everywhere from boardrooms and classrooms to gyms and yoga studios, surprisingly little is known about the origins of mindfulness. This easy-to-understand short history will give listeners, whether they are seasoned or novice practitioners, a better sense of the most practiced meditation in the world.

©2020 Sarah Shaw (P)2020 Shambhala Publications

Narrator: Sarah Shaw
Author: Sarah Shaw
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Joyful Wisdom

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Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living, was a New York Times best seller hailed as "compelling, readable, and informed" ( Buddhadharma) and praised by Richard Gere, Lou Reed, and Julian Schnabel for its clarity, wit, and unique insight into the relationship between science and Buddhism. His new book, Joyful Wisdom, addresses the timely and timeless problem of anxiety in our everyday lives. "From the 2,500-year-old perspective of Buddhism," Yongey Mingyur writes, "every chapter in human history could be described as an 'age of anxiety.' The anxiety we feel now has been part of the human condition for centuries." So what do we do? Escape or succumb? Both routes inevitably lead to more complications and problems in our lives. "Buddhism," he says, "offers a third option. We can look directly at the disturbing emotions and other problems we experience in our lives as stepping-stones to freedom. Instead of rejecting them or surrendering to them, we can befriend them, working through them to reach an enduring authentic experience of our inherent wisdom, confidence, clarity, and joy." Divided into three parts like a traditional Buddhist text, Joyful Wisdom identifies the sources of our unease, describes methods of meditation that enable us to transform our experience into deeper insight, and applies these methods to common emotional, physical, and personal problems. The result is a work at once wise, anecdotal, funny, informed, and graced with the author's irresistible charm.

©2009 Yongey Mingyur (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Feodor Chin
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners: 2 Books in 1

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Buddhism has been around for thousands of years, but it was not until recently when people all over the world have started to gain interest in it once more. Perhaps it is because they are drawn to the teachings of Buddhism that center on themes, such as living life in moderation, letting go of desires and being compassionate towards others. The physical and mental benefits gained from such Buddhist practices as meditation, yoga and mindfulness may have also contributed to its popularity. Yet, as people slowly begin to introduce Buddhist principles into their lifestyle, many of their questions regarding this ancient way of life still need simple answers. If you are someone who wants to know more about Buddhism and how you can incorporate its principles into your daily life, then this book is for you. In this book you will find: What is Buddhism? Is it a religion? Who was Siddhartha Gautama? Was he a human or a deity? What do the Four Noble Truths mean? What is the Noble Eightfold Path? What are reincarnation, nirvana, and karma? Why is Theravada Buddhism different from Mahayana Buddhism? Is Zen also a kind of Buddhism? What exactly is mindfulness? How do you meditate? What are the different ways to meditate? Is it possible to practice Buddhist principles without becoming a Buddhist? How do you become a practicing Buddhist? Do you need to be baptized? Whether you are a beginner to the concepts of Buddhism, or someone who conducted research and would like to deepen your understanding of the concept, this book will provide you with answers in a no-frills way. So what are you waiting for? Download your copy today!

©2016 Davis Allen, LLC (P)2016 Davis Allen, LLC

Author: Emerald Moon
Length: 3 hrs
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Walk like a Buddha

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How can I be the person I want to be when I’m stuck in a job I hate? How is it possible to stay present in an era of nearly constant distractions? Can I pick someone up at a bar or club and still call myself spiritual? This nitty-gritty guide to life for the spiritual-but-not-necessarily-religious uses Buddhist teachings to answer those burning questions and a host of others related to going out, relationships, work, and social action. Based on Lodro Rinzler’s popular advice columns, Walk like a Buddha offers wisdom that can be applied to just the sort of dilemmas that tend to arise for anyone making even a modest attempt to walk like a Buddha - that is, to live with honesty, wisdom, and compassion in the face of whatever life surprises you with.

©2013 Paul Rinzler (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Lodro Rinzler
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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Being Buddha at Work

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There are lots of books that address how we should take care of ourselves, find calm, and enjoy happiness in a hectic work world. But few of those books apply the lessons of Buddhist thinking as resolution and guidance tools. These questions, though found in the modern day, are actually the core of all Buddha’s teachings: impermanence, suffering, and the quest for happiness (freedom from suffering). This makes Buddha the kind of consultant or coach we need today in the workplace. Following in the tradition of the authors' first best seller, this work goes on to explore and answer 101 dilemmas that we encounter at work, with topics that include time management, goal-setting, conflict, job dissatisfaction, unemployment, and even workplace trysts. The authors emphasize practical learning and coping, not esoteric insights or metaphysics, applying concrete solutions from Buddhist teachings to real problems in easily digestible chunks.

©2012 BJ Gallagher, Franz Metcalf (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: BJ Gallagher
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Sadness, Love, Openness

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A direct, pithy, and accessible guide to the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism by one of the most beloved and respected contemporary lamas Accessible, playful, and genuine, this concise guide shows how we can incorporate our own daily experiences into our spiritual path and awaken to how things truly are. By embracing sadness, love, and openness in our lives, we develop an altruistic attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggression. This easy-to-listen-to manual by one of the most widely loved and respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time teaches us how to honestly explore and deal with our own hang-ups and neuroses. Through knowing our own true nature as aware and compassionate, we can progress, step-by-step, on the Buddhist path and use Rinpoche's pithy wisdom along the way as a touchstone. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's fresh and engaged approach to timeless Buddhist wisdom enables us to deeply connect with authentic teachings in a modern context. This work is a delight and inspiration to listen to, outlining the major teachings and practices of Buddhism in a succinct way.

©2018 Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Richard Gere
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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The Fearless Heart

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Fear and guilt are two of the greatest challenges we face on the spiritual path - but there is a way to transform these painful feelings into courageous self-acceptance. Here Pema Chödrön presents the five aphorisms for developing fearlessness that were given to Machig Lapdronma, one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest female teachers. Pema comments on these aphorisms, holds question-and-answer sessions, and leads guided meditations to help us: Overcome shame and guilt Remain courageous in the face of pain Transform our relationships with difficult people Increase our feelings of generosity and compassion

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Ayurveda

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Si desea aprender sobre el Ayurveda, siga leyendo.... El propósito de este libro es presentar los secretos de la curación hindú a través de la práctica del Ayurveda. El Ayurveda se estableció por primera vez hace más de 5.000 años y es reconocido como un antiguo sistema médico, el más antiguo del mundo. La práctica de la medicina y el establecimiento de otros sistemas médicos derivados del Ayurveda se han transformado, pero la constancia y la práctica del Ayurveda han prevalecido al paso del tiempo. En el mundo de hoy, las personas son más conscientes de su entorno y de cómo afecta a su salud y actitud mental. Los altibajos de la vida y las relaciones a veces pueden estresar la mente, el cuerpo y el espíritu, algo que puede ser inquietante. En la práctica del Ayurveda, todo es parte de la misma conciencia y reconoce que los humanos son mucho más que su cuerpo físico, son seres multidimensionales que tienen emociones e intuición. Esta ciencia reconoce la importancia del medio ambiente para la salud. Aquí hay una pequeña muestra de lo que descubrirá: ¿Qué es el Ayurveda? La medicina Ayurveda: ¿qué es?, ¿qué tan segura es? y ¿qué tan efectiva es? El estilo de vida ayurvédico La dieta ayurvédica: qué comer y los efectos de una dieta ayurvédica Las hierbas ayurvédicas, la medicina herbaria y los beneficios para la salud El Ayurveda y el Yoga La aromaterapia y el Ayurveda La meditación ayurvédica Consejos de belleza natural Ayurveda Recetas y bebidas ayurvédicas ¡Y mucho, mucho más! ¡Obtenga este libro ahora para aprender más sobre el Ayurveda! Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Kimberly Moon (P)2020 Captivating History

Narrator: Belen Pelayo
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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Pali Buddha: The Dhammapada

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The MSAC Philosophy Group is pleased to announce a new edition of that timeless classic in spiritual literature, The Dhammapada. Attributed to Buddha, this early text in Buddhism sheds a clear light on the teachings of the four noble truths and the eightfold path. This translation is from Max Mueller, the famous 19th century Indologist.

©2008 MSAC Philosophy Group (P)2018 MSAC Philosophy Group

Narrator: Ryk Bowers
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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Zen Magic

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Die Philosophie eines aufgeräumten Lebens In diesem Hörbuch zeigt Zen-Mönch Shunmyo Masuno, wie wir aus den alltäglichen Pflichten ein sinnvolles, freudiges Tun machen. Selbst beim ungeliebten Putzen und Aufräumen können wir ganz bei uns selbst sein und unser Herz klären.

Seine Grundidee ist: Jeder Mensch wird mit einem reinen Herzen geboren, einem "Herzen ohne Wolken". Im Laufe des Lebens wird es jedoch verunreinigt und umwölkt. Putzen und Aufräumen sind sozusagen symbolische Handlungen im Zen, um dabei auch unseren Geist wieder zu reinigen und unser Inneres aufzuräumen. Zen bringt die Menschen in die reine Gegenwart. Deshalb ist es eigentlich egal, was wir tun, denn in der Präsenz erleben wir die Schönheit in allem und können einfach glücklich sein.

©2019 O.W. Barth Verlag. Übersetzung von Nora Bierich (P)2019 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin

Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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Buddhism

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Find inner peace and stability. We understand that stress and chaos dominate modern-day life. We also know that every human being longs for freedom from negativity at some point. Through this book we seek to highlight the teachings of Gautama Buddha, who was none other than the master of peace and tranquility. Buddha once said that he was neither god nor an angel. He said he was merely "awake". So what is an "awakening"? How do we achieve this state? What's inside? This book will open the gates to the path to freedom and enable you to see the world in a different light. Buddhism is not merely a religion. It is the art and science of matters relating to the mind. The book will teach you about: The birth and evolution of Buddhism The story of Gautama Buddha Explanations of the mind-boggling law of karma Traditions and practices of Buddhism along with teachings of Buddha Effective meditation techniques and methods to incorporate into your daily life How to establish a mental and spiritual balance Various effective Buddhist meditation techniques Strategies to incorporate Buddhism in your daily life How to live in the present moment, without being tormented by the past or future How to attain states of happiness, freedom, peace, and consciousness Much more!

©2016 Cure for the People (P)2016 Cure for the People

Narrator: Karin King
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas

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The term meditation is often spoken of as a single, uniform practice, but in fact there are innumerable techniques that can be employed to achieve different ends. However, to make real progress in any practice, the methods need to be paired with a view of how our minds and our experience of the world around us really work. In this uncommonly practical and experiential guide, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches us how to achieve this correct view so we can genuinely practice a meditation that will transform our lives by helping us abandon our own bad habits and hypocrisy. In this way, we will make real progress on the path to true freedom from the cyclic patterns we follow that only lead to unhappiness. Grounding this presentation is The King of Samadhi Sutra - one of the most important teachings in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition - which the author uses as a touchstone throughout. The simplicity will appeal to new and aspiring meditators, while the insightful approach based on living these practices will help seasoned practitioners get unstuck and make swift progress.

©2020 Phakchok Rinpoche (P)2020 Shambhala Publications

Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom

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The Tree of Wisdom is about the love you find and how you share it with others. It's about how you're going to spend your time, about the give-and-take, and how we treat each other. It's all about the friends you make. It's all about the choices you make. It's on the importance of forgiving and being forgiven. To live a life that is pure in faith and heart. To strive to stay on the path. To find the way of the masters that have gone before us. To recognize the path that they forge for us and the wisdom to see it. All of our lives we have pretended and hidden our feelings from others. We have tried hard to believe that there is this distance between us. In this misperception, we thought we could find comfort in isolation. But this comfort is fleeting when the soul speaks up in a longing for something more meaningful. It's about how to stop pretending and start being true to yourself. It's about stopping to make excuses and taking responsibility for your actions. All of our life has been a struggle in trying to be free but the reality is the life you have created has been all about you. This is because you have allowed your ego to rule over you. In this realization comes a sense of freedom, a release from your self-imposed prison. When you have the key, you can unlock the doors of this dungeon and step into the light of the divine love of the way. Once in the light, you'll see that we all are brothers and sisters, all part of something bigger than we can imagine. In this oneness, there is a liberation of knowing that life and death are only illusions. Yes, the Tree of Wisdom contains this timeless knowledge for those who quest for it, that have a thirst for the cool waters of the fountain of life. The Tree of Wisdom by Nagarjuna is a treatise on morals and ethics written over 2,000 years ago. This commentary on moral living is very similar to other text such as the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, the Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng Ts'an, the Enchiridion by Epictetus, and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. It's remarkable that this is only the second English translation of this ancient text from this incredible Indian philosopher. The first translation into English was done by W.L. Campbell in 1918. At the time of Campbell's translation, there was so already much lost to history in the allegories that the meaning couldn't be extrapolated for all the verses. This version has been interpreted into a more modern new age style yet it still possess the essence of the message that Nagarjuna implied. I prefer to use the word interpretation over the word translation as this is more of a rendering constructed to clarify the meaning in such a way that it is easy to grasp the concepts. However, there are a few verses that have been left in the original Campbell translation as their relevance hasn't changed. The primary difference between the Tree of Wisdom and the Tao Te Ching is the Tree of Wisdom takes a more "matter of fact" practical approach to life where the Tao Te Ching is more spiritual and esoteric. Both texts have the same basic underlying principles, they are just different paths to the same goal. The text itself consists of 260 verses containing just over 8,000 words. In the tradition of Buddhism, there are a few verses that will leave you confused. This is natural as in the contemplation of the verse, the understanding will become clear. One major difference in this translation and Campbell's is the use of the word "way". Where the word "way" is used, it is to imply the way of the Tao Te Ching. This is to serve in helping give a clearer understanding the principles that the text is conveying. I encourage those who are not familiar with the Tao Te Ching to read it as the two texts complement each other.

©2012 Dennis Waller (P)2013 Dennis Waller

Narrator: Michael Scherer
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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The Fear Project

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An epic adventure full of incredible characters, death-defying athletic achievement, and bleeding edge science, The Fear Project began with one question: how can we overcome our fears to reach our full potential? Who among us has not been paralyzed by fear? In The Fear Project, award-winning journalist and surfer Jaimal Yogis sets out to better understand fear - why does it so often dominate our lives, what makes it tick, and is there even a way to use it to our advantage? In the process, he plunges listeners into great white shark-infested waters, brings them along to surf 40-foot waves in the dead of winter, and gives them access to some of the world's best neuroscience labs, psychologists, and extreme athletes. In this entertaining, often laugh-out-loud narrative, Yogis also treats himself like a guinea pig for all of his research, pushing his own fears repeatedly to the limits - in his sport, in his life, and in love. Ultimately, Yogis shares with his listeners the best strategies to emerge triumphant from even the most paralyzing of fears. The Fear Project gives listeners insight into the following: How fear evolved in the human brain; How to tell the difference between "good fear" and "bad fear"; How to use the latest neuroscience to transform fear memories; Why fear spreads between us and how to counteract fearful "group think"; How to turn fear into a performance enhancer - athletically and at work; In pursuing this terrifying - and often thrilling - journey with Yogis, we learn how to move through fear and unlock a sense of renewed possibility and a more rewarding life.

©2013 Jaimal Yogis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jaimal Yogis
Author: Jaimal Yogis
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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Giving Our Best

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The best-selling author and beloved Buddhist teacher shares her insights on the practice of compassion and enlightened mind (bodhichitta). Compassion is a skill. It's not a special trait that we either have or don't, but a practice that we can all nurture in our daily lives. And the benefits are vast. It liberates our hearts from a narrow sense of self, expands our sense of well-being, and so much more. Of course, it's not always easy. But when we learn to work with our adversities and fears, whatever it is that might be keeping us stuck, then we find that we gradually and naturally become more open, joyful, and free. And it is this very freedom that enlivens us and allows us to become truly available to the people around us. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön reveals all the essentials for practicing compassion in our everyday lives, using a text that is very close to her heart: the Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva. Here she focuses on its first chapter and primary subject, the enlightened heart and mind (bodhichitta), showing us how this awakened state is available to us here and now, right where we are.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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Opening the Door of Your Heart

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Here are modern tales of happiness, compassion and love that will both enlighten and entertain. During his wanderings and work over the last 30 years as a Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. While traditional Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of this collection, these thoughtful stories are written like playful parables, which are used to launch into a deeper exploration of subjects such as mindfulness, suffering, forgiveness, hope, wisdom, and unconditional love. Told with wit and good humor, they reveal moments of compassion in the lives of ordinary people and the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings.

©2004 Ajahn Brahm (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Author: Ajahn Brahm
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

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Known for bringing Insight Meditation to the West and for his many best-selling books, including A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield now offers a collection of his most popular teachings with Buddhist Mediation for Beginners. This specifically designed gift set includes four complete audio learning courses: Meditation for Beginners. A comprehensive introduction to the practice of Vispassana ("Insight") Meditation to cultivate a profound inner calm and awaken to the truth. Includes four complete meditations. The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism. Jack Kornfield illuminates Buddhism's most essential teachings, and how they make it possible to overcome challenging mental states, such as fear, confusion, and anger. Meditations of the Heart. Step-by-step meditations cast light on Buddhism's cornerstone, the Four Noble Truths. These meditations take less than 10 minutes each to practice, yet will take you to the heart of essential Buddhist teachings on opening to the truth, forgiveness, fearlessness, and more. The Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness. Drawing from his background in meditation and psychology, Jack Kornfield reveals the path to forgiveness and the way out of our pain.

©2006 Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

Narrator: Jack Kornfield
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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Running Toward Mystery

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A revered Buddhist monk tells the bracing and beautiful story of a singular life compelled to contemplation, sharing lessons about the power of mentorship and an open mind "A necessary and captivating narrative of spiritual courage and truth seeking far beyond the veil of our contemporary delusions." (Sting)   Born in India to a prominent Hindu Brahmin family, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi was only six years old when he began having visions of a mysterious mountain peak, and of men with shaved heads wearing robes the color of sunset. "It was as vivid as if I were watching a scene from life," he writes. And so at the age of 10, he ran away from boarding school to find this place - taking a train to the end of the line and then riding a bus to wherever it went.    Strangely enough, he ended up at a Buddhist monastery that was the place in his dreams. His frantic parents and relatives set out to find him and, after two weeks, located him and brought him home. But he continued to have visions and feel a strong pull to a spiritual life in a tradition that he had never heard of as a child. Today, he is a revered monk and teacher as well as President and CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he works to build bridges among communities and religions.    Running Toward Mystery is the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi's profound account of his lifelong journey as a seeker. At its heart is a story of striving for enlightenment, the vital importance of mentors in that search, and of the many remarkable teachers he met along the way, among them the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Mother Teresa.  "Teachers come and go on their own schedule," Priyadarshi writes. "I clearly wasn't in charge of the timetable and it wasn't my place to specify how a teacher should teach." And arrive they did, at the right time, in the right way, to impart the lessons that shaped a life of seeking, devotion, and deep human connection across all barriers.    Running Toward Mystery is the bracing and beautiful story of a singular life compelled to contemplation, and a riveting narrative of just how exciting that journey can be. 

©2020 Tenzin Priyadarshi, Zara Houshmand (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World

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How can we be more mindful when the world is this f--ked up? How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World is the fresh, engaging answer to this important question. If you’ve tried mindfulness before and failed, we get it. Likely, you were told to sit on a pillow in a dark room, meditate, or count your breaths. But mindfulness isn’t about separating ourselves from the problems in the world. Instead, it is about relearning how to get out there, connect with the suffering of every living being, and in so doing, embrace your own personal suffering to heal, transform, grow, and finally find peace. Tim Desmond - an esteemed Buddhist philosopher who has lectured on psychology at both Harvard and Yale and studied under Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh - has spent his life cultivating new ways to bridge the gap between the ancient tradition of mindfulness and modern life. With How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World, Desmond gets right to the heart of our collective pain with a life-changing mindfulness practice for surviving the sometimes-miserable world we live in, featuring strategies and guidance you can start using to feel more connected, joyful, and present today.

©2019 Tim Desmond (P)2019 HaperAudio

Narrator: Tim Desmond
Author: Tim Desmond
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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Awakening the Sacred Body

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The power of the breath has been recognized for millennia as an integral part of health and well-being. In Awakening the Sacred Body, teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche makes accessible the ancient art of Tibetan breath and movement practices. In clear, easy-to-understand language, he outlines the theory and processes of two powerful meditations - the Nine Breathings of Purification and the Tsa Lung movements - that can help you change your relationship to yourself, to others, and to the world. The simple methods presented in Awakening the Sacred Body and in the accompanying online video focus on clearing and opening your energetic centers to allow the natural human qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity to arise. When sadness releases, joy is able to arise. When anger releases, love becomes available. When prejudice releases, equanimity prevails. And when lack of kindness ceases, compassion is present. These practices, which focus the mind and breath together while performing specific body movements, will help you discover your inner wisdom and express your greatest potential. This audio product contains a PDF with supporting material, and the PDF is available to download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Hay House (P)2020 Hay House

Narrator: Marcy Vaughn
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Be Grateful to Everyone

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One of the best ways to bring meditation off the cushion and into everyday life is to practice lojong (or mind training). For centuries, Tibetans have used 59 powerful mind-training slogans as a way to transform life's ordinary situations into opportunities for awakening. In this audiobook program, Pema Chödrön presents her definitive teachings on lojong. She offers an overview of the practice and goes on to provide inspiring commentary on the slogans while paying special attention to how to apply them on the spot in our daily lives. This program include: Practical commentary to enhance our understanding of the lojong slogans Seven writing and reflection exercises to help us engage deeply with the slogans Meditation instructions to help us relax, let go, and uncover our uncaught-up mind On-the-spot methods to deepen our bodhichitta, our compassion for all beings Question-and-answer sessions that address some of the most common issues that arise in lojong practice Two guided meditations on tonglen - a compassion practice based on the understanding that the very thing that triggers suffering can become the foundation of happiness

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Training in Tenderness

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A little guide to cultivating tsewa: the loving warmth of heart from which the awakened mind arises - from the popular Buddhist teacher and author of The Intelligent Heart.  This is a call to a revolution of heart. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is taught that one of the most essential qualities of enlightenment is tsewa, a form of warm energy and openness of heart. It is the warmth we express and receive through empathy with others, especially those closest to us. In this compact gem of an audiobook, Dzigar Kongtrul opens the door to this life-changing energy and shows us how to transform our attitude toward ourselves and those around us through its practice. And through its practice, we can actually heal our fractured world.  This is a guide to the building blocks of compassion and the purest and deepest form of happiness. And with these tools, we can awaken the most powerful force in the world - a tender, open heart.

©2018 Dzigar Kongtrul (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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The Heart Sutra

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The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra is among the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Chanted daily by many Zen students, it is also studied extensively in the Tibetan tradition, and it has been regarded with interest more recently in the West in various fields of study - from philosophy to quantum physics. In just 35 lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release from suffering that results from the understanding of that truth with a breathtaking economy of language. Kazuaki Tanahashi's guide to the Heart Sutra is the result of a life spent working with it and living it. He outlines the history and meaning of the text and then analyzes it line-by-line in its various forms (Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, and various key English translations), providing a deeper understanding of the history and etymology of the elusive words than is generally available to the nonspecialist - yet with a clear emphasis on the relevance of the text to practice. It includes a fresh and meticulous new translation of the text by the author and Roshi Joan Halifax.

©2014 Kazuaki Tanahashi (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: P. J. Ochlan
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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The Magic of Awareness

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The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. It can't be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitation. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thought or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither good nor bad. No matter where we are, no matter what we are doing, we always have an immediate access to that inner stillness. It can be experienced in an instant in all circumstances once we know how to pay attention to it. It is utterly peaceful and it is also insightful, so it sees through all illusions. Whenever there is a moment of being deluded, we can use that moment to practice settling in the very perfect sphere of the Buddha mind without trying to change anything. When we reside in that liberated mind, we find the very thing we have been seeking all along.

©2012 Anam Thubten (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Fred Stella
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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Wisdom Rising

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Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, best-selling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrim Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine - the tantric dakinis.  Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim has a unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment. In Wisdom Rising, she shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of knowledge as one of the preeminent teachers of the mandala of the five dakinis.  Dakinis are a type of Buddhist female spirit comprised of five families, each with a set of unique qualities, as well as an encumbered pattern or emotional block that gets in the way of your true brilliance:  Buddha dakini - ignorance to the all-encompassing wisdom;  Vajra dakini - anger to the mirrorlike wisdom;  Ratna dakini - pride to the wisdom of equanimity;  Padma dakini - craving to the wisdom of discernment;  Karma dakini - envy to the all-accomplishing wisdom.  As a Buddhist nun, Lama Tsultrim yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have a child. When she subsequently lost her first child to SIDS, she was overcome with grief and unsure of where to turn for guidance. She once against found courage through Buddhist female role models and meditations, and, using the mandala of the dakinis, she transformed her pain into faith.  Tantric Buddhism developed the mandala as a meditational tool for transformation - a map for integration and wholeness. And through the mandala of the five dakinis, we learn how to embrace the fierce feminine energy of the dakinis. 

©2018 Simon and Schuster (P)2018 Joan E Allione

Narrator: Tara Bast
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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The Art of Happiness

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The Dalai Lama is probably one of the only people who, if you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, will give you an unconditional "yes." What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and the "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. Through meditation, stories, and the meeting of Buddhism and psychology, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just an ordinary bad mood. He discusses relationships, health, family, work, and spirituality to show us how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep, abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations and with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a program that crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help listeners with the difficulties common to all human beings.

©1998 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., All Rights Reserved (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Dalai Lama, His Magical Childhood and Teenage Years

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This audiobook reveals the main facts about the magical childhood and teenage years of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the youngest son of a humble farmer, born in a remote Tibetan village, who became the political and spiritual leader of his homeland when he was only a kid.  Its surprising content sheds light on the main facts and events that shaped his amazing early life, including:  The Tibetan prophecy that announced his reincarnation  The magic lake that described the place where he was born  How the high lamas found him in a small farming village when he was two  How he was tested and proved he was the incarnation of his predecessor  How he was taken to the Forbidden City when he was four  His formal preparation to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk at age six  His formal education and childhood interests  His first contacts with “the other side of the mountain”  His initial dreams of ending Tibet’s lengthy isolation  The use of shamans and mediums in the Tibetan Buddhist court  The prophecy of the Chinese invasion and his forced exile  His forced exile and spiritual mission as leader of Tibetan Buddhism  Discover the magic and mystery behind the early years of one of the world’s youngest and most astonishing spiritual leaders of our time. Hit the add to cart button now!

©2019 Grapevine Books (P)2019 Grapevine Books

Narrator: Bill Franchuk
Author: A.J. Parr
Length: 1 hr
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Wild Calm

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Are you stressed out and sick of searching for answers? What if it's much easier to be happy than you thought? There's a better way to find happiness than the boring stress-reduction techniques and spiritual mumbo-jumbo we're all used to. The unique recommendations in this guide are unorthodox. They also immediately work - because they're fun and make practical sense. You can totally change how you deal with anxiety by applying this simple advice. Download your copy and let's get started.

©2016 Tim Grimes (P)2016 Tim Grimes

Narrator: Mark Manning
Author: Tim Grimes
Length: 31 mins
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Therigatha

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This remarkable collection of 73 verses contained in the 'Khuddaka Nikaya' section of the Pali Canon dates from the BC 6th century. It is said to be the earliest voices of women in recorded history. The verses, some brief, some more extended, are the utterances of the bhikkhunis, the nuns at the time of the Buddha, concerning their life and their ‘awakening’. Often they give a penetrating insight to the life of women in ancient India: high-ranking members of courts, courtesans, wives of merchants and farmers - women from all social levels who left their homes to follow the spiritual life as forest renunciants. This recording also includes the personal histories of many of the individuals written by the 6th century CE monk Dharmapala who had access to sources which are now lost. Among these individuals are some famous bhikkhunis whose stories are more widely known, including Kisagotami (and the mustard seed), Mahapajapati Gotami (the first woman to request ordination from the Buddha), and Dhammadinna (once praised by the Buddha for her Dhamma talk).

©1971 The Pali Text Society (P)2015 Ukemi Productions Ltd

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Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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A Fearless Heart

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The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary audiobook, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to listeners of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

©2015 Thupten Jinpa Langri (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

Narrator: Sanjiv Jhaveri
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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The Law of Karma and Mindfulness

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By performing an act of body, speech, or mind as the outcome of one’s volition, one also creates a possibility to act in a similar way in future. One, so as to speak, lays foundations for creating a way of behaving, a habit or a tendency. In other words, one adds some new or strengthens some old feature of one’s personality, perpetuating thereby one’s state of conditioned existence and determining the quality of one’s future character.

©1973 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2020 Pariyatti

Narrator: Judy Swift
Length: 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Buddhism 101: How to Walk Easily over Rough Ground

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Explore the transformative power of Buddhist philosophy with Dr. Douglas Gentile, renowned psychologist, celebrated professor, and Zen Buddhist monk.  Buddhism is a philosophy and set of practices designed to help us achieve inner peace and balance. It is a practical approach to working with our own habits of mind. Nonetheless, many of its core ideas seem mystical or inconceivable. In 19 revelatory audio lectures, Dr. Douglas Gentile aligns core Buddhist concepts such as karma, non-duality, and Nirvana with modern psychological science, making them easy to understand and use in our own lives.   Rather than prescribing a belief system, Buddhism points out that fixed beliefs often get in the way of seeing the world clearly. Buddha himself said not to believe anything he said, but instead to put it into practice for yourself and see how it works for you.   Through Buddhism, we can learn to cultivate more positive habits of mind and emotion. This allows us to be happier, kinder, more open, and more available to those around us and to weather the storm when things aren’t going our way.    Buddhist practices can benefit anyone and can be used in conjunction with other religious practices. Whether or not you think of yourself as “Buddhist”, the practices and ideas explored in this series can improve your life.   This course is part of the Learn25 collection.

©2020 Now You Know Media, Inc. (P)2020 Now You Know Media, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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Guided Meditations for Love and Wisdom

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Ten million Americans will meditate today - and that number is only expected to rise. What's the best way to get started? Learn from an experienced teacher. Sharon Salzberg, known for her ability to make meditation accessible while keeping true to tradition, offers Guided Meditation for Love and Wisdom. With more than a dozen beginner-friendly meditations, this program offers a well-rounded practice that will open your heart and mind.

©2009 Sounds True (P)2009 Sounds True

Narrator: Sharon Salzberg
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Mindfulness for Dummies

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Breathe deep, declutter your mind, and start leading a healthier, happier life The worry won't stop. You're feeling stressed out, the day-to-day seems overwhelming, and it seems difficult to do the simplest things. How can you escape this continual negative feedback loop? Mindfulness is the answer.   Practiced by millions of people worldwide, mindfulness puts you back in a healthy relationship with yourself by teaching techniques that allow you to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and environment.  Clear your mind of distracting thoughts  Focus on breathing and other self-control techniques  Change the wiring and makeup of your brain  Free yourself from the stress

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Neil Shah
Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Be, Awake, Create

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In our demanding, fast-paced culture, it's increasingly important to find ways to decompress and recuperate from the busyness and stress of life. More and more, mindfulness and creativity are being recognized as antidotes to the speed and overstimulation of modern society. This beautiful audiobook combines the two, offering both creative and meditative practices to provide a guided journey into contemplative art for healing, relaxation, deeper connection, and greater well-being.  Rather than focusing on any one medium or art form, this unique guide offers basic meditation instructions and a variety of creative prompts and activities - from collage and coloring to meditative mark making and sketching to photography and perceptual exercises - making it perfect for anyone who wants to deepen and cultivate their mindfulness and creativity.  With these artistic and introspective practices, you'll put meditation into action, and learn to view yourself and your own creative process without judgment or aggression. Using Be, Awake, Create, you'll see beyond habitual patterns, discover the richness of your world, and recognize the ordinary magic of your own creativity, with greater freshness of expression and spontaneity.  By cultivating awareness and allowing yourself to play in the open space of artistic creation, you'll come to discover all of the positive impacts mindfulness and creativity can have on every area of your life.  A supplemental PDF is included with this audiobook.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Rebekah Younger (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Marge Sudheimer
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha

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Entdecken Sie das reine Gewahrsein und die Liebe, die unsere tiefste Wesensnatur sind. Eine der führenden westlichen Lehrerinnen in buddhistischer Meditation, emotionaler Heilung und spirituellem Erwachen Tara Brach führt den Hörer auf den Weg des inneren Friedens, der zeigt, wie man im eigenen Herzen Zuflucht finden kann. In ihrem Hörbuch Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha bietet Ihnen die Autorin heilende Worte und ein transformatives Verständnis an, die Früchte ihres langjährigen Wirkens als geschätzte Meditationslehrerin und Psychotherapeutin. Tara Brach gibt genaue Anleitungen zu Meditation und Reflexion, so dass jeder zu einem positiven Verhältnis zu sich selbst finden kann. In unserer von Stress und Konkurrenz geprägten Gesellschaft, die in so vielen von uns ein sehr geringes Selbstwertgefühl, die Selbstverurteilung und den Verlust des Heiligen herangezüchtet hat, sind die hier beschriebenen Prinzipien Radikaler Akzeptanz für ein freudvolles und befreites Leben unabdingbar. Mit diesem Hörbuch werden Sie: sich so annehmen, wie Sie sind; Ihr Selbstwertgefühl stärken; das grundlegende Glücklichsein und die Freiheit erwecken. Dieses Hörbuch ist eine wunderbare Einladung, sich darauf zu besinnen, dass Sie Ihr Leben mit dem weisen und zärtlichen Herzen eines Buddha leben können. Dieses Buch erschien im englischen Original unter dem Titel Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha.

©2003 / 2005 Tara Brach / Knaur Verlag (P)2018 ABP Verlag

Narrator: Ellen Goldmund
Author: Tara Brach
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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The Development of the Will and Perfection of Energy

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These two inspiring works were published by the Buddhist Publication Society under the Bodhi Leaves imprint as Bodhi Leaves No. 72. The authors address two of the most significant qualities needed to conquer the mind and reach enlightenment: will and energy.  From The Development of the Will: Every action that enters the system, whether it comes through thought, feeling, desire, or imagination, should be redirected by the power of the will and turned into higher and greater actions. Whenever you think, make it a practice to think with your whole mind.

©2008 Buddhist Publication Society (P)2019 Pariyatti

Narrator: Judy Swift
Length: 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Buddhism

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This very short introduction offers listeners a superb overview of the teachings of the Buddha, as well as a succinct guide to the integration of Buddhism into daily life.  What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? Who was the Buddha, and what are his teachings? Words such as karma and nirvana have entered our vocabulary, but what do they mean?  Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently asked questions about Buddhism. As he sheds light into how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.    In the second edition, Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender.

©2013 Damien Keown (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Author: Damien Keown
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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Awakening Compassion

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For more than 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used the principles of lojong (literally, "mind training") to transform difficulties into insights, and conflict into genuine communication. Lojong practice is grounded in a special meditation technique and complemented by 59 written maxims - a treasury of practical wisdom that inspires everyday awareness. Awakening Compassion is the first audio retreat on the practice of lojong taught by Pema Chödrön, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and best-selling author. With an informal teaching style, both playful and insightful, Pema uses restful meditations in teaching the lojong way for turning painful emotions into the stepping stones to wisdom, compassion, and fearlessness.

©1995 Pema Chö 24 6

Narrator: Pema Chödrön
Author: Pema Chodron
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Zen: How to Live Your Life the Zen Way - Beginners Guide for Zen Meditation

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Learn How Zen Can Transform Your Life Today! This audiobook contains actionable information on how to live the Zen way. Peace and happiness are what all of us desire from deep within, and the good news is that you can make your life completely blissful and peaceful. The perfect way to do that is by following Zen, which is a popular branch of Buddhism. By following Zen and Zen meditation, you can easily infuse everything happy and positive into your life because Zen helps you cleanse your mind and body of negativities and all the elements that produce negativity. If this intrigues you and you're interested in finding out more about Zen, this guide will serve as your ultimate aide. This book looks closely into what Zen is, how you can practice it, its benefits along with the challenges you are likely to face while practicing Zen in the start and some wonderful strategies to help you overcome those difficulties. So, get started with it and discover the amazing power of Zen. Within this book, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include Understanding Zen and Zen Meditation Teachings of Zen The Four Noble Truths How Zen Improves Your Quality of Life Zen in Daily Life How to Perform Zazen Challenges Faced While Practicing Zen and Strategies to Overcome Them And much more! Listen to the audiobook today and begin to incorporate Zen in your life!

©2016 Elias Axmar (P)2016 Elias Axmar

Narrator: Richard Rosser
Author: Elias Axmar
Length: 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

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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. Through stories and classical examples, he shows how to walk the path with eyes wide open, with critical-thinking skills sharpened and equipped to analyze the guru, before taking the leap.

©2016 Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Pile
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Buddhism

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Looking for inner peace happiness? Are you looking to become a Buddhist? Want to learn about Buddhism and whether or not it's the right path for you? Buddhism is made up of a variety of beliefs, traditions, and spiritual practices based primarily on the teachings of Buddha. It's practiced by over 300 million people worldwide. Buddhism explains inequality and injustice. It gives us the purpose of life, while providing a moral code and way to lead a life filled with Zen and happiness. This book is aimed at people wanting to learning about Buddhism. In this book, I'll discuss the basic principles and tenets of Buddhism, Buddhist teachings and Buddhist rituals, along with how you can incorporate Buddhism into your daily life. Inside, you will learn: A Brief Introduction to Buddhism The Four Noble Truths / The Eight Fold Path / The Five Precepts Karma, Rebirth & Reincarnation Buddha's Life and Teachings Buddhism Rituals & Meditations The Seven Factors of Enlightenment & The Five Hindrances Buddhism & Daily Life Buddhism Tips, Quotes & Resources This is a great starting off point for beginners. If you want to learn more about Buddhism, you need to get this book.

©2016 Kevin Tinbergen (P)2016 Kevin Tinbergen

Narrator: Paul Brion
Author: Kevin Gise
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Los siete pasos hacia el amor [The Seven Steps Toward Love]

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En Los Siete Pasos Hacia El Amor el Dalai Lama lanza un mensaje inspirador que nos empuja a abrir nuestros corazones a una nueva e ilimitada experiencia del amor que transformará para siempre nuestras vidas. Su Santidad el Dalai Lama, el líder budista más respetado en todo el mundo y premio Nobel de la Paz, ofrece en este audiolibro las claves del camino que tenemos que seguir para alcanzar la verdadera felicidad y la plenitud en nuestras vidas a través del amor. En un proceso escalonado en siete pasos, el Dalai Lama nos enseña a ampliar nuestro concepto del amor hasta convertirlo en la quintaesencia de nuestra alegría y satisfacción personal: solo si nos despojamos de nuestros prejuicios y aprendemos a volcarnos en los demás desde la compasión, dejando atrás los convencionalismos, alcanzaremos la auténtica sabiduría. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2005 Su Santidad el Dalai Lama y Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins (P)2015 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial

Narrator: Josué Morales
Author: Dalai Lama
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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Buddhism for Parents on the Go

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With the same calm, rational wisdom and clarity that Sarah Napthali brings to Buddhism for Mothers, here is a book that will inspire you to be more patient and loving through the multifaceted, amazing, and often difficult journey of parenting. From advice to the sleep deprived to dealing with the drama of toddler tantrums to thoughts on teenage egocentrism, this invaluable audiobook will teach you how to manage the expectations you have of yourself, your partner, and your children. Buddhism for Parents On the Go will help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of life, reduce your stress levels, and gain true insight into the ever-changing joys of parenthood.

©2010 Sarah Napthali (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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Training in Compassion

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Lojong is the Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases (called "slogans") as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has become popular in the West in only the last 20 years or so - and it has become very popular indeed because it's a practice that one can fit very well into an ordinary life, and because it works. Through the influence of Pema Chödrön, who was one of the first American Buddhist teachers to teach it extensively, the practice has moved out of its Buddhist context to affect the lives of non-Buddhists, too. It's in this spirit that Norman Fischer offers his commentary on the lojong slogans. He applies Zen wisdom to them, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of resonant practices throughout the spiritual traditions. He shows lojong to be a wonderful method for everyone, including those who aren't otherwise interested in Buddhism, who don't have the time or inclination to meditate, or who'd just like to morph into the kind of person who's focused rather than scattered, generous rather than stingy, and kind rather than thoughtless.

©2012 Norman Fischer (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Norman Fischer
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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The Awakened Ape

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What secrets do Amazonian tribes, Himalayan hermits, and enlightened monks know about health and happiness that have been lost to the world today? In The Awakened Ape, Jevan Pradas uses evolutionary psychology to hack the human mind and body to answer the question: "How can we enjoy life to the fullest?" The results, while unexpected, are completely backed by science. Perpetually bored, anxious, fatigued, and overweight, modern society has failed to deliver the happiness it promised. The remedy, Jevan argues, is in a unique synthesis of a Paleolithic lifestyle and Buddhist meditation. A sprawling journey, featuring Jevan's adventures with naked Amazonian tribes and retreats with enlightened monks to learn the secrets of optimal well-being, The Awakened Ape will teach you how to achieve deep states of bliss. All while shaping your body into the fit and healthy animal millions of years of evolution programmed you to be. You will learn how to meditate-from instructions for the absolute beginner to techniques for deep states of ecstasy and awakening; how to eat the optimally healthy diet for both physical and mental health; how to train the attention span so you can be focused and efficient all day long; how to exercise so that is fun, enjoyable, and something you look forward to; how to get rid of the habit of negative thinking in just one week; how to live like a caveman in the modern world in order to get the most out of your genetics; how to properly go to the bathroom (yes, you have been doing it wrong); and much, much, more....

©2016 Jevan Pradas (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Brion
Author: Jevan Pradas
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Radically Happy

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Get to know your own mind, stop judging, and be attentive - a Buddhist guide to happiness that's relevant to everyone. East meets West in a fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life. A longtime meditator and seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur meets a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche. Together, they present a path to radical happiness through accessible meditation and mindfulness techniques.  Following three parts, the authors guide listeners through basic happiness, interconnected happiness, and finally, radical happiness, with each section building on itself to form a complete program.  Filled with personal stories, scientific studies, and step-by-step exercises, this is the perfect introduction to meditation and Buddhist thought. It's a thoughtful exploration of modern science and ancient wisdom - there's no dumbing things down - yet it doesn't take itself too seriously.

©2018 Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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Meditation in Seven Steps

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Like a tightly closed bud that longs to open fully, we live on the verge of an unfathomable beauty that needs only our loving attention to unfold. Meditation gives us a springboard for taking the bold leap into the limitless space of our own being. Dr. Reggie Ray has been immersed in the practice and teaching of meditation for more than 40 years. Now, Meditation in Seven Steps brings you this internationally respected teacher's most essential guidance for those new to the practice, exploring: Meditation as the antidote to distraction, confusion, and despair Seven progressive guided meditations The key aspects of practice - including posture, relaxation, mindfulness of the body and breath, and working with thoughts Shedding the layers of "ego mind" to access our boundless nature "No matter our age, circumstances, or where we come from," explains Reggie Ray, "the practice of meditation enables us to make the journey back to who we truly are." With Meditation in Seven Steps, he invites you to experience freedom, joy, fulfillment, and the countless profound rewards of dedicated practice.

©2015 Reginald Ray (P)2015 Reginald Ray

Narrator: Reginald A. Ray
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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A Garland of Views

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A Garland of Views presents both a concise commentary by the eighth-century Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava on a chapter from the Guhyagarbha Tantra on the different Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical views, including the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and an explicative commentary on Padmasambhava’s text by the 19th century scholar Jamgön Mipham (1846-1912). Padmasambhava’s text is a core text of the Nyingma tradition because it provides the basis for the system of nine vehicles (three sutra vehicles and six tantra vehicles) that subsequently became the accepted way of classifying the different Buddhist paths in the Nyingma tradition. Mipham’s commentary is the one most commonly used to explain Padmasambhava’s teaching. Mipham is well known for his prolific, lucid, and original writings on many subjects, including science, medicine, and philosophy, in addition to Tibetan Buddhist practice and theory.

©2015 Padmakara Translation Group (P)2019 Shambhala Publications

Narrator: Simon Callow
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Petit Bouddha

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Quel est le sens de la vie ? De quoi avons-nous besoin pour être heureux ? Pourquoi est-il si difficile d'entretenir de bonnes relations ? L'auteure Lori Deschene aborde ces questions, et beaucoup d'autres, en nous racontant de quelle façon elle a elle-même surmonté de nombreuses difficultés, telles que la dépression, la solitude, une faible estime de soi et le sentiment de mener une vie insipide. "Petit Bouddha" est un guide motivant et plein de sagesse, qui vous mènera sur le chemin de votre propre bonheur, même dans un monde rempli d'incertitudes... Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur.

©2014 Éditions AdA inc. (P) 2014 / 2014 / 2014 / 2014 Lori Deschene / Éditions AdA inc. pour la traduction française / ADA AUDIO - SGNT média inc. / Louis Lachance pour la musique de ailia

Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Enlightened Vagabond

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Colorful stories about and profound teachings of Patrul Rinpoche, one of the most impactful teachers and thinkers in the Tibetan tradition from the 19th century. The life and teachings of the wandering yogi Patrul Rinpoche - a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of 19th-century Tibet - come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard over more than 30 years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources. Patrul's life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything he does, teaching both simple nomads and great lamas in ways that are often unconventional and even humorous, but always with uncompromising authenticity.

©2017 Shechen Publications, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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The Mindful Leader

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In The Mindful Leader, Michael Carroll focuses on 10 key principles of mindfulness and how they apply to leading groups and organizations, addressing a range of topics along the way, including how to: Heal the "toxic workplace", where anxiety and stress impede performance Cultivate courage and confidence in the face of workplace difficulties Pursue organizational goals without neglecting what's happening here and now Lead with wisdom and gentleness, not just with ambition and power Start a personal meditation practice to develop your innate leadership talents

©2008 Michael Carroll (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Michael Carroll
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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The Buddha: Bolinda Beginner Guides

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Today the Buddha is honoured throughout the world as one of the great religious figures in the history of humankind. In this authoritative biography, John Strong presents the story of Siddhartha Gautama the way Buddhists have told it - from accounts of his previous lives, and the story of his birth and upbringing, through to his enlightenment, deathbed deeds, and ongoing presence in the relics that he left behind. Along the way, he explores the roots of key Buddhist beliefs and practices, making this volume not only a useful study of the life of the Buddha, but a helpful introduction to Buddhism as a whole.

©2001 John Strong (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Andrea Powell
Author: John Strong
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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A Monk's Guide to Happiness

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This program includes meditation exercises at the end of each chapter. These exercises are collected in full at the end of the program, where they are paced so that listeners can follow along with a guided meditation. A guide to mindfulness and meditation for the modern day. In our never-ending search for happiness we often find ourselves looking to external things for fulfillment, thinking that happiness can be unlocked by buying a bigger house, getting that next promotion, or building a perfect family.  In A Monk's Guide to Happiness, Gelong Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with everyone from Ruby Wax and Benedict Cumberbatch to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, explores the nature of happiness and explains how to bring meditation into our busy 21st-century lives through simple yet effective exercises. A Monk's Guide to Happiness will show you how to: Learn practical methods that help you to choose happiness Develop greater compassion for yourself and others Learn how to meditate in micro-moments during a busy day Discover that you are naturally "hard-wired" for happiness Thubten helps to bust the myth that our lives and minds are too busy for meditation, showing that meditation is more than just a stress-reduction tool or a relaxation therapy: It is the key to finding long-lasting joy and contentment. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Essentials

©2020 Gelong Thubten (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Gelong Thubten
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Self Esteem (3rd Edition): Cure for Anxiety, Self Esteem, Negative Thinking, Regret & Insecurity

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Self-esteem is a big problem that everyone on this planet deals with at some level, and it all comes down to wanting to be loved and not feeling like we are enough. We are always enough, but it's our perceptions of ourselves that cripple us and hold us back from living the lives we truly want to live. I have given you the best strategies and techniques that I know that can help anyone with insecurities, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression, and these are all effective strategies. If you could wake up every morning feeling like you are enough and happy for who you are, your energy and life will explode, and you'll feel and look more attractive like that. My goal is to make you feel that way, and the whole process to make it happen is in this book. Let's start creating change and create the life you are destined to live. Second edition bonus inside

©2015 Zac Dixon (P)2015 Zac Dixon

Narrator: Chris Chappell
Author: Zac Dixon
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Einfach mal ein wenig LEBEN

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"Endlich ein umfassendes Buch über Buddhismus, das nicht nur aus Theorie besteht, sondern durch stetigen Praxisbezug wertvolles, anwendbares Wissen bereitstellt!" Bewusster, entspannter und achtsamer leben - Wie Sie durch autogenes Training, positive Psychologie und durch eine gesunde Ernährung einfach besser leben - Es ist Ihre Entscheidung! Sie fühlen sich unausgeglichen, sind im Dauerstress und es fällt ihnen schwer, positiv zu denken? Gleichzeitig suchen Sie nach dem Sinn des Lebens und möchten positiv denken lernen? Dann ist dieses Buddhismus für Anfänger Buch genau das Richtige für Sie! Glücklich sein kann so einfach sein, wenn gewusst wird, wie! Mit den verschiedenen Übungen dieses Buches wird Schritt für Schritt emotionale Intelligenz aufgebaut, positives Denken gefördert und mehr Gelassenheit erreicht. Praxiswissen aus dem Alltags-Buddhismus - Mediation und Yoga für Einsteiger! Dieses einzigartige Meditation für Anfänger Buch hilft nicht nur nachhaltig dabei, Stress zu überwinden, sondern trägt dazu bei, das Selbstbewusstsein zu stärken. Endlich das Selbstwertgefühl stärken, Depression und Burnout loswerden und glücklich sein! Die Autorin, die seit Jahren nach den Grundsätzen des Buddhismus lebt, geht schrittweise vor und stellt so das Verständnis der Leserinnen und Leser sicher. Außerdem wird gezeigt: wie die innere Ruhe gefunden wird wie es gelingt, das Selbstwertgefühl zu stärken wie Depressionen überwinden wie die ayurvedische Küche dazu beiträgt, glücklich zu sein was gute Geister zum Wohlbefinden beitragen Hervorragende Neuigkeiten für alle, die ihre Gelassenheit steigern möchten! Die Autorin Ulrike Baumgartner lebt seit vielen Jahren nach den Grundsätzen des Buddhismus und weiß genau, worauf es dabei wirklich ankommt. Bereits in ihrer frühen Jugend befasste sie sich mit diesem Thema und legt mit diesem Buch ein umfassendes Werk vor, das, anders als vergleichbare spirituelle Bücher, viel anwendbares Wissen beinhaltet.

©2020 Cherry Media GmbH (P)2020 Cherry Media GmbH

Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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An Ancient Path

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Vipassana has as its goal the ability to change your heart and mind. It puts you on a path, a way of life that is healthy for body, mind, and spirit. From the healthy way of life, both physical and mental health benefits may flow. But the goal is not any specific physical health or mental health 'fix', but a path of life itself. How one learns to follow the path - and what else begins to happen - is the focus of these public talks given in 2007 by Paul Fleischman in Europe in America, and now finally collected together in one audiobook. These talks, in Boston, Freiberg, Madrid, Vienna, Dublin, and Ghent, mainly to medical professionals and academics, were recorded and transcribed, and are presented in this collection along with several question and answer sessions and a clarification for mindfulness in the context of Vipassana meditation. Author and psychiatrist Paul Fleischman gave these talks in Europe and America in 2007. He gave them to various audiences, and the nature of each audience partly shaped the contents of each talk. For example the Boston talk was to mental health professionals in the USA, and the Freiberg talk was to researchers in Germany. The content of the talks reflect those circumstances. Several question and answer sessions are included.

©2008 Paul R. Fleischman (P)2011 Pariyatti

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Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
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Chakra Healing and Buddhism for Beginners

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Are you ready to balance and discover self-healing awakening techniques through crystals, kundalini, and guided meditation as a true Buddhist to attract positive energy?  What are you waiting for?  This guide is divided into two parts. In the first part, we will talk about chakra healing and in the second part about the Buddhism for beginners. Many cultures believe that human beings exist in two parallel dimensions at once. The first dimension is the physical world, and we exist as a physical body made out of flesh and blood. The second dimension is a spiritual one, in which we exist as a form of energy, also known as the subtle body.  There are believed to be hundreds of chakras throughout the body, but there are seven main chakras that are positioned along the spine, all the way through to the crown of the head. The seven chakras channel energy into the body and regulate and manage the flow.  Buddhism is a very complex religion. Since there is no God in Buddhism to guide people in their lives, they can only depend on the teachings of Buddha to guide them. Buddha was not a God or supernatural being. He was a regular person like anyone else who could not stand seeing the suffering and pain that humans inflicted on each other. His whole purpose in life was to change this by making people think differently about their actions and ways of living their lives. It doesn't matter where you are in the world because you can study the teachings of Buddha from anywhere. If you want to know more about how to balance your chakras and eliminate anxiety and stress...then simply click the "Buy Now" button on this page to get started.

©2020 Kimberly Empath (P)2020 Kimberly Empath

Narrator: Lily Smith
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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Master of the Singing Bowls

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For thousands of years, humans have been using Tibetan singing bowls for healing and meditation. Their vibrations open up energies, stimulate the mind and have a wholesome effect on the body. Enjoy the mystical powers of the singing bowls. Their pulsating sounds allow the body to vibrate in resonance, which supports self-healing processes and letting go of tension. Treat yourself to a state of complete deep relaxation that calms the nervous system, regenerates the body and lifts up the soul. As a bonus, you will receive a unique meditative track with superb ambient music for relaxation or falling asleep. Content: 1. Introduction; 2. Singing bowl session in excellent audio quality with the master of the singing bowls, Abhamani Ajash, from Tibet (duration: 40 minutes); 3. Ambient sleeping pill (duration: 120 minutes).

©2017 Lynen Media GmbH (P)2017 Lynen Media GmbH

Narrator: Patrick Lynen
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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How to Practice Dharma

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Buddhism is a house full of treasures – practices for gaining the happiness of future lives, the bliss of liberation and the supreme happiness of enlightenment – but knowing the difference between Dharma and non-Dharma practices is the key that opens the door to all those treasures. No matter how much we know about emptiness, the chakras or controlling our vital energy through kundalini yoga, it's all pointless without this crucial understanding of how to practice Dharma, how to correct our actions. "There are vast numbers of people who delude themselves and waste their entire life studying the most esoteric aspects of Buddhism but never understand the most fundamental point, the distinction between Dharma and non-Dharma. Even if we understand nothing else, if, by recognizing the eight worldly dharmas, we can clearly differentiate between what is Dharma and what is not Dharma, we're very fortunate. This is the essential point." – Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive brings you the collected works of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s spiritual director, and works to offer the Dharma in as many ways as possible for the happiness and benefit of all beings. Please visit LYWA online at www.LamaYeshe.com.

©2012 Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Subhash Mandal
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean

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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. Becoming Your Own Therapist: These three public talks given by Lama Yeshe present the general topic of Buddhism and each is followed by a lively exchange between Lama and the audience. Lama always enjoyed the give and take of these exchanges and pretty much anything went! While these talks were labeled lectures, Lama actually wanted each of us to use them as mirrors for our minds, to look beyond the words and find ourselves and in this way become our own psychologists. Make Your Mind an Ocean: The talks given by Lama in this section explore the functions of the mind. Two were lunchtime lectures at Melbourne and Latrobe Universities and one was an evening lecture given to the general public. Perhaps of greatest interest is the lecture entitled "A Buddhist Approach to Mental Illness” in which Lama met with a group of psychiatrists at Prince Henry's Hospital who were delighted to listen and question Lama and thereby reveal the differences between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health. The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s spiritual director, to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings in as many ways as possible. Visit us online at www.LamaYeshe.com.

©2003 Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Brian Nishii
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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Sacred Sound

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Bodhipaksa and Sunada combine forces to bring you a complete guide to mantra meditation. Here, you'll find everything you need to get started with a mantra chanting practice, including: The "magical" background and history of mantras How mantras can help us develop centeredness and inspiration Preparatory exercises to open the body and free the breath Seven mantras chanted for listening and learning The meaning and symbolism of each of the seven mantras A print-friendly companion guide with images, pronunciation key, and musical notations Sacred Sound is led by Bodhipaksa, who has been practicing mantra meditation since 1982, and who is the author of Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation, and Living as a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change, and by Sunada, who is a lifelong musician, a workshop leader, and founder of Mindful Purpose Life Coaching.

©2011 Wildmind Holdings, LLC (P)2011 Wildmind Holdings, LLC

Narrator: Bodhipaksa, Sunada
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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Chod Practice Demystified: Severing the Ties That Bind

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Welcome to the second installment in the Baal on Buddhism series in which I take complicated Buddhist topics and make them approachable to all. I was not initially intending on making this the second book in the series, in fact, I wasn't going to write this book until sometime in 2018. It has been on my list of books to write for several years, but an odd chain of synchronicities occurred in which pushed me to write this now. I took it as a sign that my perspective on this practice is coming at the right time for many people. It also gave me the opportunity to reconnect with my own shadow self in the process. I keep myself to a disciplined schedule of writing, personal occult and meditation practice amongst other things. Sometimes, during this routine, certain things can be missed or fall to the side. This was an opportunity to slow down. Chod is a very interesting practice within Tibetan Buddhism. Chod means to "Sever". It is a method of cutting through the ego so to speak. In the simplest of terms, it is a practice that allows you to release yourself from the negative effect of ego. When I say negative effects, I mean pretty much anything you may have an attachment to that is causing you pain in your life or perhaps you are avoiding. Often we are the source of our own pain.

©2017 Baal Kadmon (P)2017 Baal Kadmon

Narrator: Baal Kadmon
Author: Baal Kadmon
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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Buddhism for Beginners

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An insightful guide into one of the world’s three major religions and the wisdom behind its philosophy and teachings.  There once was a prince who left everything; he had to walk the Middle Path and attain enlightenment. So moved was he by the sufferings and the plight of the people that he saw outside the palace walls that he left a life of wealth, riches, and everything that a prince could want to search for a way to end the cycle of suffering. His actions brought about the birth of one of the world’s most peace-loving religions.  Any beginner who is looking to take up Buddhism is going to need Buddhism for Beginners in their library. Buddhism is one of the world’s three oldest religions, yet not many fully understand what this religion encompasses. Despite being a religion, the one notable thing about Buddhism that distinguishes it from the rest is that Buddhism does not worship any God or deity. Yes, Buddha was not a God; he was a person. A former prince maybe, but not a God.  Prince Siddhartha Gautama was the very first Buddha to walk the earth, and since then, several Buddhas have come and gone. Buddha is not a person, but a name for those who have managed to successfully attain what all Buddhists seek to do: attain Nirvana (Enlightenment). If you were wondering why the statues of Buddha always seem to be depicted differently, this is one of the reasons why. Prince Siddhartha was the first, but he certainly was not the last.  Buddhism is a religion that focuses on teaching its followers about suffering, the causes of suffering, and what they can do to end the cycle. Suffering is an inevitable part of life, yet it is a part that nearly everyone strives or deny. Yet, Buddhism believes that the key to happiness lies in our ability to embrace the sufferings of this life, and develop a greater understanding of the world around us so that we might one day no longer be afflicted by the pain that suffering brings.  This is the ideal guide for anyone who is looking to broaden his or her understanding of this remarkable religion and the way its teachings can transform the way that we live. What Buddhism for Beginners is going to cover includes: A historical look at Buddhism and the story of a prince How Buddhist philosophy can be used to live a better life  A look at life, death, and spirituality Understanding what it means to be a Buddhist An introduction into the gestures, right discipline, and practices The benefits of Buddhism Understanding suffering, karma, reincarnation, and yoga What the life of a Buddhist is like The practices you can implement in your life Mindfulness and acceptance techniques to help manage stress and anxiety A Buddhist’s diet Meditative practices What you didn’t know about Buddhism Scroll up and "Buy Now" to get your copy today!

©2019 Natalia Adams (P)2020 Natalia Adams

Narrator: KC Wayman
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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Tantra: Introduction Guide to Tantra Philosophy, Traditions and Practices

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If you have always felt close to the doctrines able to master the art of spiritual enlightenment and power, then this could be one of the most important audiobooks you have listened to in recent years. Are you interested in discovering the real-life benefits associated with practicing the principles of Tantra? Are you a resourceful and determined individual, but still find it hard to know how you can use your energies to unveil the best version of yourself? Tantra: Introduction Guide to Tantra Philosophy, Traditions and Practices offers step-by-step instructions and clear instructions to explain the philosophy and practice of Tantra. In this audiobook, you will find new refreshing insights about divine power, life energy, the tantric path, and how ordinary people can free themselves from the prison of this world. In this audiobook, you will discover how to reprogram your mindset to overcome your fears, doubts, worries, and limiting beliefs using the traditions and practices of ancient Tantra. Accurately recorded to guide you through the journey of matter and spirit, this audiobook takes a deep dive into the importance of spiritual practice and how you can use your energy to bring out the best in you. Here is a preview of what you will discover in this audiobook: Transformative information on how to uncover and purify our minds using the practices of Tantra The concepts of Samsara and Nirvana Understanding the tantric path and rule of secrecy How the architecture of the World works And much more... Listening to this audiobook can inspire a total lifestyle change and give anyone the ability to explore the power within them and eradicate mental barriers. Buy this audiobook now and let Tantra benefits become part of your life!

©2020 Avaya Alorveda (P)2020 Avaya Alorveda

Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Buddhism: How to Find Fulfillment and Still Your Mind Through the Teachings of Buddha

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Learn how to find fulfillment and still your mind through the teachings of Buddha. This book contains a brief overview of Buddhism. Like many heroic stories, the tale of this religion starts with one man's quest. Siddhartha Gautama was no ordinary man. He was a prince who gave up riches and a life of comfort in order to pierce the veil of body, mind, and spirit. With his fearless confidence and deep compassion for others, he achieved what few before him had ever known. He broke the chains of hectic mortality and found the quiet bliss of immortality. First we look at the meaning of Buddhism, not only relative to the quest of personal, spiritual freedom but also in the context of other religious philosophies. Then we look at the humble roots of Buddhism as it grew out of Hinduism to become its own unique path toward the goal of all great religions - inner peace and greater spiritual significance. After a brief history of Buddhism, we look at the two branches of this great religion (Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism) and two sub-branches of Mahayana (Tibetan and Zen Buddhism). In chapter seven we take on the provocative subjects of self, karma, bardo, and reincarnation - all from the viewpoint of Buddhism and your author's experiences with it. Next we look at Buddhism compared to some other religions or spiritual philosophies. And finally we look at the impact Buddhism has had on the West. Within this book you'll find the answers to questions and topics such as: The meaning of Buddhism Buddhist history and roots in Hinduism Mahayana Buddhism Theravada Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism Zen Buddhism Self, karma, bardo, and reincarnation And much more! Listen to this audiobook now!

©2016 Elias Axmar (P)2016 Elias Axmar

Narrator: Craig Beck
Author: Elias Axmar
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Empty Zen

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This is an edited selection of the Koans from Mumon, dating back to the 13th century. Twenty-four key koans from the famous Asian text, The Gateless Barrier. Professor David Christopher Lane has written an introduction to the practice of Zazen and the use of loans. Lavishly illustrated in Zen motif, this delightful book encourages one to take up the practice of meditation by letting the rational mind be confronted by the paradox of existence.

Public Domain (P)2020 David Christopher Lane

Author: Mumon
Length: 29 mins
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The Path to Awakening

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Mind training is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students. It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person's background. Mind training nurses and cultivates the Buddha Nature - that pure seed of awakening that is at the very heart of every sentient being. It has the power to transform even egotistical self-clinging into self-lessness. Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening.  In The Path to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche gives his own detailed commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje's Seven Points of Mind Training, a text that has been used for transformative practice in Tibetan Buddhism for close to a thousand years.  Clear, accessible, and yet profound, this book is filled with practical wisdom, philosophy, and meditation instructions.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Leslie Howard
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Budismo para Principiantes [Buddhism for Beginners]

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BUDISMO PARA PRINCIPIANTES Una guía intuitiva hacia una de las tres religiones mayoritarias del mundo y hacia la sabiduría que hay detrás de su filosofía y sus enseñanzas. Hubo una vez un príncipe que dejó todo lo que tenía para recorrer el Camino de Medio y alcanzar la iluminación. Se conmovió tanto por el sufrimiento y los problemas de las personas que vio fuera de los muros de su palacio que abandonó su vida de riqueza y todo lo que un príncipe podría querer para buscar una forma de acabar con el ciclo del sufrimiento. Sus acciones dieron lugar al nacimiento de una de las religiones más pacíficas del mundo. Cualquier principiante que busque iniciarse en el Budismo va a necesitar Budismo para Principiantes en su biblioteca. El Budismo es una de las tres religiones más antiguas y, aun así, sigue sin entenderse por completo todo lo que esta religión abarca. A pesar de ser una religión, el aspecto más notable que la distingue del resto es que el Budismo no venera a ningún dios o deidad. Sí, Buda no era un dios; era una persona. Fue un príncipe, sí, pero no un dios. El príncipe Siddhartha Gautama fue el primer Buda que caminó sobre la Tierra y, desde entonces, ha habido muchos otros Budas. Buda no es una persona, sino el nombre de aquellos que se las han arreglado para alcanzar con éxito lo que todos los budistas buscan: la iluminación y el nirvana. Si te has preguntado alguna vez por qué las estatuas de Buda parecen ser tan diferentes, esta es una de las razones. El príncipe Siddhartha fue el primero, pero, definitivamente, no fue el último. El Budismo es una religión que se centra en enseñar a sus seguidores sobre el sufrimiento, las causas de ese sufrimiento y lo que pueden hacer para poner fin a ese ciclo. El sufrimiento es una parte inevitable de la vida y, aun así, es una parte que casi todos nos empeñamos en negar. El Budismo cree que la clave de la felicidad reside en nuestra habilidad de abrazar el sufrimiento de la vida y desarrollar una mayor comprensión del mundo que nos rodea para que, algún día, podamos dejar de sentirnos afligidos por el dolor que trae el sufrimiento. Esta es la guía ideal para cualquiera que esté buscando ampliar su comprensión de esta extraordinaria religión y la forma en que sus enseñanzas pueden transformar la forma en que vivimos. Budismo para Principiantes aborda lo siguiente: Una mirada histórica al Budismo y la historia de un príncipe. Cómo la filosofía budista puede usarse para vivir una vida mejor. Una mirada a la vida, la muerte y la espiritualidad. Comprender lo que significa ser budista. Una introducción a los gestos, la disciplina correcta y las prácticas. Comprender el sufrimiento, el karma, la reencarnación y el yoga. Cómo es la vida de un budista. Las prácticas que puedes implementar en tu vida. Atención plena y técnicas de aceptación para ayudarte a controlar la ansiedad y el estrés. La dieta de un budista, Prácticas de meditación. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2020 Natalia Adams (P)2020 Natalia Adams

Narrator: José García
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Sky Above, Great Wind

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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. His poetry and art were wildly popular even in his lifetime. He is now regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Edo Period, along with Basho, Buson, and Issa. He was also a master artist-calligrapher with a very distinctive style, due mostly to his unique and irrepressible spirit, but also because he was so poor he didn't usually have materials: His distinctive thin line was due to the fact that he often used twigs rather than the brushes he couldn't afford. He was said to practice his brushwork with his fingers in the air when he didn't have any paper. There are hilarious stories about how people tried to trick him into doing art for them, and about how he frustrated their attempts. As an old man, he fell in love with a young Zen nun who also became his student. His affection for her colors the mature poems of his late period. This collection contains more than 140 of Ryokan's poems, with selections of his art, and of the very funny anecdotes about him.

©2012 Kazuaki Tanahashi (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Brian Nishii
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Buddhismus

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Das Feature beschreibt die Ziele und Wesensmerkmale des Buddhismus. Es wird u.a. ein Lama, der in Deutschland zu Gast war, zum Buddhismus und dessen Lehren befragt.

©1990 SWR (P)1990 SWR

Length: 29 mins
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Chakras for Beginners & Buddhism for Beginners: Bundle, 2 Books in 1

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Chakras for Beginners (Book 1) is the perfect guide to learn more about the seven chakras and why it's so very important for good health? Would you like to know the methods of chakra balancing, and understand the purpose of chakras balancing? With this chakra guide, you can discover how the spine and the chakras connect, how to nutrition the chakra system, how to balance the chakras with acupuncture and essential oil, and how to awaken your energy. Learn more about the chakra stones and their ????ifi? ???t?m ?f chakra b?l?n?ing. Y?u will be amazed ?t th? differences you will feel once ??ur ?h?kr?? ?r? ?ll b?l?n??d, tuned, and ?timul?t?d! Chakras for Beginners is all about getting your mind and your brain into the best range of brainwaves to perform these amazing skill and abilities! Buddhism for Beginners (Book 2) is a perfect guide. If you are curious about Buddhism and want to find the answers you seek, this is your Buddhism for beginners book. Finally, you will discover why Buddhism is true. Maybe you have heard a lot of Buddhism stories, but you have unclear ideas. Would you like to know more about this topic? With the Buddhism for Beginners guide, you will get complete knowledge about: Buddhism definition. 20 b?n?f?t? ?f mindfulness. W??? meditation c?n im?r?v? y?ur life ?nd make y?u happier. The l?f? of th? Buddh?. The t???h?ng? of the Buddha. T???? of Buddh??m. Ways Buddh??t principles c?n im?r?v? y?ur relationships. Buddh??t pr??t???? that will im?r?v? your l?f?. And much more.... Learn th? Buddh?'? mindfulness practice d?n? ??rr??tl?. Mindfulness will allow you to d??r???? ??ur stress ?nd ?nx??t?, m?n?m?z? the ?m?unt of t?m? th?t ??u ???nd feeling ?v?rwh?lm?d, ?nd h?l? ??u appreciate ???h small moment as ?t h????n?. In a w?rld ?f chaos, m?ndfuln??? might ju?t b? th? tr??k ??u n??d t? learn t? b? ?bl? t? cope with the m?dn???. If you want to take this path and experience Buddhism day by day, our guide is the right one for you!

©2019 Alban Kemp (P)2019 Alban Kemp

Narrator: Dane Petersen
Author: Alban Kemp
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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One Breath, Twelve Steps

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Millions of recovering addicts have been helped by the traditional 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, but many find themselves unable to relate to some of the language and religious tone of the steps. Kevin Griffin offers an alternative - a new approach to the 12-step Ppogram based on Buddhist teachings and time-honored meditation practices. In this six-session audio course, Griffin shares personal insights from his own struggle with addiction and offers guided meditation practices to support each step of the recovery process. Listeners will discover universally accessible ways to relate to the idea of a higher power, how the wisdom from the Four Noble Truths and the concept of karma can be applied to AA's life review, and much more. Highlights: The twelve steps and the Four Noble Truths - parallels and shared insights from two paths to liberation Mindfulness practice - an essential tool for facing the moment-by-moment challenges of addiction Your "higher power" - how the practice of mindfulness itself can serve as the focus of your faith Understanding karma - why the Buddha's teachings on cause and effect are especially meaningful to addicts How "turning our will and our lives over" can serve as a call to remain steadfast in our meditation practice Using the spirit of rigorous honesty from the twelve steps to fuel our spiritual growth Insights for using your personal inventory, forgiveness, and humility in self-empowering ways Six sessions of mindfulness practices, Buddhist wisdom, and powerful reflections on the twelve-step path to recovery from expert teacher Kevin Griffin

©2015 Kevin Griffin (P)2015 Kevin Griffin

Narrator: Kevin Griffin
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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Recovery One Breath at a Time

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Mindfulness has proven medical benefits for relief from pain and stress, but what about addiction? As Kevin Griffin has learned, there is no more powerful tool than mindfulness for helping us cope with the moment-to-moment challenges of recovery. With Recovery One Breath at a Time, this innovative teacher presents two sessions of mindfulness training adapted to support anyone currently in a recovery program or coping with addiction. This beginner-friendly audio offers both guided meditations and on-the spot practices for dealing with cravings as they arise, working skillfully with physical and emotional strain, identifying and disarming the triggers that lead us back to addiction, and cultivating positive states of mind for long-term health. When we're struggling with addiction, every clean breath is a victory. Recovery One Breath at a Time brings us essential mindfulness tools that can make the difference between suffering and liberation on this difficult journey to wholeness.

©2015 Kevin Griffin (P)2015 Kevin Griffin

Narrator: Kevin Griffin
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Il buddhismo

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Centinaia di milioni di persone - presenti soprattutto in India, Cina, Giappone, Indocina, ma sparse in tutte le parti del mondo - aderiscono al buddhismo, una via di perfezionamento spirituale che può essere praticata anche senza abbandonare la propria fede d'origine. Questo volume introduce l'ascoltatore in una storia millenaria ed estremamente complessa che si snoda attraverso molteplici scuole e correnti, e che unisce i suoi protagonisti nel segno del "dharma", l'insieme delle verità rivelate dal Buddha e delle pratiche che coerentemente ne derivano. L'autore descrive il contesto storico e sociale nel quale è nato il buddhismo antico, ne segue gli sviluppi indiani ed extraindiani, chiarisce i principi delle dottrine fondamentali e la loro influenza sulla società e sull'espressione artistica.  Ma sono le pratiche meditative il vero filo rosso che collega le forme più antiche e quelle più recenti di una tradizione spirituale che trae la propria forza e il proprio successo dalla capacità di offrire una via di salvezza dalla sofferenza e dal dolore.

©2000 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2019 Audible Studios

Narrator: Riccardo Mei
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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L'eterna giovinezza con i cinque tibetani

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Qual e'il segreto dell 'eterna giovinezza? E' davvero possible apparire, e essere effettivaente piu' giovane? Preparati ad ascoltare una storia misteriosa e affascinante, che racconta di alcuni Monaci che vivevano in un recondito Monastero del Tibet, che scoprirono, che cinque semplici esercizi, potevano fermare il tempo. Vuoi conoscere anche tu i segreti dei 5 Tibetani? Questo sorprendente audiolibro, ti dara' la possibilita' di esecuzioni. Scopri anche tu, il segreto dell 'eterna giovinezza con I 5 Tibetani.

©2012 Silvia Brunasti (P)2012 GOODmood

Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment

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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. In this book His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary to not only Atisha's revolutionary work but also to Lines of Experience, a short lam-rim text written by Lama Tsong Khapa who was perhaps the greatest of all Tibetan lam-rim authors. In bringing together the teachings of Atisha, Lama Tsong Khapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this book offers listeners one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published. It is highly recommended listening whether you are at beginning, the middle, and the end of the path. These teachings were given by His Holiness in Los Angeles in 2000 and were sponsored and published by Thubten Dhargye Ling in partnership with the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s spiritual director, to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings in as many ways as possible. Visit us online at www.LamaYeshe.com.

©2002 Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Dependent Origination for the Layman

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If you have read my other books, you know that I like to take complex ideas and break them down so they become accessible to all who read it. I will attempt to do so in this book as well. I have always resonated with the Eastern paths and like my work with the Occult, I found that all these teachings are so very technical and complex. If you know me, you know that I think complexity is never a sign that the underlying teaching is effective or any good for that matter. Of course, there are exceptions, but for the most part, there is absolutely no reason for the complexity other than to impede you from understanding. Many Buddhist concepts are not easy to understand. This seems so very counterintuitive since the Buddha himself taught ideas that were simple. Not necessarily easy to apply, but certainly simple. Like almost all religions, ideas start from a simple core set of ideas and then evolve. For example, no one could have possibly conceived that when Jesus first started to preach, that a complex ideological monolith like the Catholic Church would form as a result. Of course, the history is a lot more nuanced than that, but if Jesus did not preach the sermon on the mount, chances are, Christianity would have never formed in any of its forms. It's the nature of humanity to over complicate what is often a simple idea. As they say, put two theologians in a room and come out with three opinions. It is what it is. I am going to try to strip all that away when it comes to Buddhist teachings in my new series Baal on Buddhism. In this volume, I will be discussing a central idea within Buddhism called Dependent Origination. Most are familiar with The Four Noble Truths, which I will cover in a future book, but this particular teaching I will discuss has all of the Buddhist core ideas within it.

©2017 Baal Kadmon (P)2017 Baal Kadmon

Narrator: Baal Kadmon
Author: Baal Kadmon
Length: 32 mins
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Oceano di saggezza 1

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"Bar do" significa, in tibetano, "tra due", passaggio tra due stati differenti. E' il transito che rappresenta non solo l'implacabile mutare del nostro corpo, dei nostri pensieri, dei nostri sogni ma tutta la potente illusione della realtà fabbricata dal nostro "Io personale". Il "Bardo Thosgrol", il libro dei morti tibetano di cui "Oceano di saggezza" è la versione radiofonica, si occupa del transito tra la morte e la rinascita, il più delicato, perturbante momento che la nostra coscienza deve affrontare e che viene, di solito, accuratamente rimosso. Il "Bardo Thosgrol" è un manuale, una guida, che permette di viaggiare nei meandri più indiscreti dell'inconscio fino al risveglio finale da quell'illusione dolorosa che è stata la vita. "Oceano di Saggezza" non poteva che essere un viaggio, un transito dove vita e morte si scambiano i ruoli (la vita è un "bardo", un transito verso la morte). In questo viaggio vengono impartiti da S.S. il Dalai Lama gli insegnamenti essenziali per non smarrirsi nelle illusioni che si alternano come le stagioni, come la luce e l'ombra, quando il corpo si dissolve. Regia di Ugo Leonzio. >> Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale.

©2008 RSI (P)2013 Fonderia Mercury Srl

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Buddhism for Beginners

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Would you like to know more about this topic?

With Buddhism for beginners guide, you will get complete knowledge about:

Buddhism definition.

20 b?n?f?t? ?f mindfulness.

W??? meditation c?n im?r?v? y?ur life ?nd make y?u happier.

The l?f? of th? Buddh?.

The t???h?ng? of the Buddha.

T???? of Buddh??m.

Ways Buddh??t principles c?n im?r?v? y?ur relationships.

Buddh??t pr??t???? that will im?r?v? your l?f?.

And much more...

Learn th? Buddh?'? mindfulness practice d?n? ??rr??tl?, mindfulness will allow you to d??r???? ??ur stress ?nd ?nx??t?, m?n?m?z? the ?m?unt of t?m? th?t ??u ???nd feeling ?v?rwh?lm?d, ?nd h?l? ??u appreciate ???h small moment as ?t h????n?. In a w?rld ?f chaos, m?ndfuln??? might ju?t b? th? tr??k ??u n??d t? learn t? b? ?bl? t? cope with the m?dn???.

If you want to take this path and experience Buddhism day by day, our guide is the right one for you!

©2019 Alban Kemp (P)2019 Alban Kemp

Narrator: Dane Petersen
Author: Alban Kemp
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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Buddhism

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"Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace." - Buddha This beautiful, meaningful quote by Buddha, the founder of Buddhism sums up the basic essence of Buddhism. This audiobook is going to help you better understand what Buddhism is, how it can benefit you, and how you can apply it in your routine life. Buddhism provides you with deep information related to the worldly pleasures, your desires, and everything that prevents you from acquiring inner peace and happiness. Moreover, it also guides you on how you can battle all your obstructions, both the inner and outer ones, to gain complete peace of mind. Buddhism is a philosophy, some refer to it as a religion, or a faith, that comprises of numerous beliefs, spiritual practices and traditions based primarily on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. Let us dig deeper into this and find out more about Buddhism. If you want to improve your understanding of Buddhism, you have landed at the right place. Listen to this audiobook to find out how Buddhism can be of help to you. In this audiobook, you'll learn: Buddhism-detailed insight into Buddhism and how it came into being Teachings of Buddhism Four Noble Truths How you can benefit from Buddhism How to eliminate depression with meditation Mudras for fighting stress Mindfulness exercises for happiness Buddhism practices for improving your health and sleep related problems Mudras for losing weight, improving health, and sleeping better How to improve your relationships and professional life with Buddhism And more! Listen to the audiobook today and learn how to practice Buddhism, in your everyday life.

©2016 Elias Axmar (P)2016 Elias Axmar

Narrator: Terry Murphy
Author: Elias Axmar
Length: 40 mins
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Hyakujo the Everest of Zen

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Osho illuminates the Chinese Zen master Hyakujo’s concept of sudden enlightenment, showing that everyone is already a buddha. No master, he says, can give you anything; he can only take your false beliefs away.  Hyakujo's second landmark contribution to Zen was the foundation of monasteries creating the environment for realizing one’s buddhahood. His premise was that a gradual preparation, with work and meditation going hand in hand, can allow the realization to occur. This structure continues in Zen monasteries to this day.   Osho reiterates Hyakujo’s understanding: “If you want to prepare a house, a garden, a painting, a poem, it will take time. There is only one thing that does not take time, because it is beyond time, that is your buddhahood. You simply jump out of time and you find yourself as you have been always and will be always - your intrinsic nature.”    These Zen anecdotes and dialogues are not to transmit knowledge - they are tools for transformation.   Chapters: "The Language of Suddenness" "The Great Pearl" "In Search of the Lost Treasure" "Lie Down and Witness" "Don’t Be Idiot-Buddhas" "The Disciple Is the Seed" "The Last Milestone" "What Words Cannot Say" "The Buddha Is Your Empty Heart"

©1988 OSHO International Foundation (P)2020 OSHO International Foundation

Narrator: Osho
Author: Osho
Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
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Our Only Home

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“This impassioned account is ideal for readers well versed in current climate change activism, especially efforts spearheaded by Greta Thunberg.” (Library Journal) From the voice of the beloved world religious leader comes an eye-opening manifesto that empowers the generation of today to step up, take action, and save our environment. Saving the climate is our common duty. With each passing day, climate change is causing Pacific islands to disappear into the sea, accelerating the extinction of species at alarming proportions, and aggravating a water shortage that has affected the entire world. In short, climate change can no longer be denied - it threatens our existence on earth. In this new audiobook, the Dalai Lama, one of the most influential figures of our time, calls on political decision makers to finally fight against deadlock and ignorance on this issue and to stand up for a different, more climate-friendly world and for the younger generation to assert their right to regain their future.

©2020 Dalai Lama (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Zum Buddha werden in 5 Wochen

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In diesem Hörbuch nach dem gleichnamigen Buch des italienischen Philosophen Giulio Cesare Giacobbe geht es nicht vordergründig um die Religion des Buddhismus. Vielmehr stellt es die von Buddha gelehrte psychologische Methode dar. Das Angebot, die Buddhaschaft in fünf Wochen zu erlangen, ist zweifellos ernst gemeint! Befreiung vom Leiden und anhaltende Glückseligkeit sind die Merkmale, an denen man einen Buddha erkennt. Es sind aber nach modernem Verständnis auch die Ziele, für die die Psychologie zuständig ist, auch wenn sie uns angesichts unserer Lebenserfahrung fern erscheinen mögen. Giulio Cesare Giacobbe geht den Weg zur Leidensfreiheit und Glückseligkeit pragmatisch mit Techniken der modernen Psychologie, verständlich und einfühlsam, mit einem humorvollen Augenzwinkern erklärt und mit praktischen Übungen bereichert.

©2008 Arkana Verlag München (P)2011 R.Gleisberg

Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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La via della liberazione

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"Non ascoltate questo audiolibro solo per ottenere nuove informazioni, ma usatelo per trasformare la vostra mente".  Con le tre opere raccolte in questo volume il Dalai Lama illustra al lettore occidentale il pensiero buddhista. In "La via della liberazione" sono esposti e commentati con chiarezza gli insegnamenti fondamentali del buddhismo tibetano; con "La mente e il cuore" vengono trattati gli esercizi spirituali per risvegliare la propria mente e prepararla all'illuminazione. Infine, dal momento che per vivere un'esistenza piena e felice è necessario il raggiungimento di uno stato di pace totale, con l'ultima parte "La gioia di vivere e morire in pace" l'ascoltatore affronta il cammino per eliminare la sofferenza provocata dal continuo ciclo di morti e rinascite.  Un audiolibro che si propone come una guida accessibile non solo a chi segue già i precetti del buddhismo, ma a chiunque intenda accostarvisi con l'aiuto degli insegnamenti del suo maggiore rappresentante.

©2014 Il Saggiatore S.r.l. Tradotto da Luca Fontana & Francesca Matera (P)2019 Audible Studios

Narrator: Enrico Cimmino
Author: Dalai Lama
Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
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Oceano di saggezza 13

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"Bar do" significa, in tibetano, "tra due", passaggio tra due stati differenti. E' il transito che rappresenta non solo l'implacabile mutare del nostro corpo, dei nostri pensieri, dei nostri sogni ma tutta la potente illusione della realtà fabbricata dal nostro "Io personale". Il "Bardo Thosgrol", il libro dei morti tibetano di cui "Oceano di saggezza" è la versione radiofonica, si occupa del transito tra la morte e la rinascita, il più delicato, perturbante momento che la nostra coscienza deve affrontare e che viene, di solito, accuratamente rimosso. Il "Bardo Thosgrol" è un manuale, una guida, che permette di viaggiare nei meandri più indiscreti dell'inconscio fino al risveglio finale da quell'illusione dolorosa che è stata la vita. "Oceano di Saggezza" non poteva che essere un viaggio, un transito dove vita e morte si scambiano i ruoli (la vita è un "bardo", un transito verso la morte). In questo viaggio vengono impartiti da S.S. il Dalai Lama gli insegnamenti essenziali per non smarrirsi nelle illusioni che si alternano come le stagioni, come la luce e l'ombra, quando il corpo si dissolve. Regia di Ugo Leonzio. >> Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale.

©2008 RSI (P)2013 Fonderia Mercury Srl

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Mindfulness

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Discover the secret to peace and tranquility in this amazing book! Inside you will find a detailed description of ways in which to reduce your levels of stress and live in the present. The present ?s an extremely p?werful state ?f ex?stence. ?t plays a cruc?al r?le ?n the pract?ce ?f m?ndfulness. T? be m?ndful means t? be c?nsc??us and aware ?f y?ur exper?ences. The pract?ce ?f m?ndfulness has devel?ped w?rldw?de as a means t? c?pe w?th em?t??nal exper?ences and reach new sp?r?tual he?ghts. In this book, you will learn what m?ndfulness ?s - and what ?t isn't. ?t's y?ur essent?al gu?de thr?ugh the many m?sc?ncept??ns ab?ut th?s anc?ent pract?ce. Be?ng m?re c?nsc??us, l?v?ng ?n act?ve awareness, and ?pen?ng y?urself t? y?ur current exper?ences can benef?t y?ur mental and phys?cal health. M?ndfulness ?s essent?al t? Buddh?st and H?ndu pract?ces and ?s used by m?dern psych?l?g?cal therapists to treat a variety of mental ?llnesses. M?ndfulness ?s traditionally ach?eved thr?ugh med?tat??n and f?cus?ng techn?ques. Th?s b??k w?ll help y?u start your own M?ndfulness med?tat??n pract?ce. Welc?me t? a j?urney ?nt? the essence ?f real?ty, y?urself, and the w?rld ar?und y?u! Ultimately, learning mindfulness will help you balance your mind, body and spirit, helping you connect to your spirituality and give you a higher sense of self. It is an excellent tool to keeping your heart and mind calm. As many of you know from my other books, ancient Oriental practices and traditions have been a passion of mine for more than 20 years. I'm blessed to have had incredible teacher's that have guided me in my practice, and I'm thrilled that you will allow me to help you learn the art of mindfulness. Whatever meditation practice you choose, you will surely find yourself with greater health, a calmer mind, and a more peaceful spirit.

©2017 Alex Publishing (P)2017 Alex Publishing

Narrator: Elizabeth Perry
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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Meditations on Intention and Being

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Yoga has never been more popular. Throughout the United States, people are turning to this ancient practice as a response to the pressures of today's hectic world. In Meditations on Intention and Being, acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates draws on 20 years of teaching experience to explore and explain how to take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life. Presented in the form of 365 inspirational daily reflections, Gates helps listeners - from experienced yogis to novices seeking a little tranquility - to fundamentally reconsider their relationships with their minds, their bodies, and the universe around them through self-reflection. Over the course of seven chapters, he explores effortlessness, nonviolence, the spirit of practice, mindfulness, compassion and loving-kindness, equanimity and joy, and intention and being, giving listeners the tools they need to effect positive changes in their lives.

©2015 Rolf Gates (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Kenerly
Author: Rolf Gates
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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Oceano di saggezza 14

Summary

"Bar do" significa, in tibetano, "tra due", passaggio tra due stati differenti. E' il transito che rappresenta non solo l'implacabile mutare del nostro corpo, dei nostri pensieri, dei nostri sogni ma tutta la potente illusione della realtà fabbricata dal nostro "Io personale". Il "Bardo Thosgrol", il libro dei morti tibetano di cui "Oceano di saggezza" è la versione radiofonica, si occupa del transito tra la morte e la rinascita, il più delicato, perturbante momento che la nostra coscienza deve affrontare e che viene, di solito, accuratamente rimosso. Il "Bardo Thosgrol" è un manuale, una guida, che permette di viaggiare nei meandri più indiscreti dell'inconscio fino al risveglio finale da quell'illusione dolorosa che è stata la vita. "Oceano di Saggezza" non poteva che essere un viaggio, un transito dove vita e morte si scambiano i ruoli (la vita è un "bardo", un transito verso la morte). In questo viaggio vengono impartiti da S.S. il Dalai Lama gli insegnamenti essenziali per non smarrirsi nelle illusioni che si alternano come le stagioni, come la luce e l'ombra, quando il corpo si dissolve. Regia di Ugo Leonzio. >> Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale.

©2008 RSI (P)2013 Fonderia Mercury Srl

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Feeding the Flame

Summary

As Dr. T. Lobsang Rampa lay desperately ill in a Canadian hospital, he looked up with pleasure to see his old friend and mentor, the Lama Mingyar Dondup, standing by his bedside. But it was with some dismay that he listened to the message that golden Lama had brought: Lobsang Rampa's work on this earthly plane was not completed. He had to write another book, his eleventh, for there was still more truth to be revealed to the world. Here then is that 11th book. Feeding the Flame is mainly concerned with answering some of the many questions that Dr. Rampa's readers have put to him over the years. It covers such subjects as life after death, suicide, meditation, and Ouija boards, and includes many invaluable observations on the modern world. Dr. Rampa's many followers will be delighted that, despite the pain and suffering of his illness, Rampa has been spared - enough to write this fascinating and inspiring book, which will no doubt be of great comfort to his listeners.

©1982 Saucerian Press (P)2019 New Saucerian Press

Narrator: Michael Sharp
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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From Here to Enlightenment

Summary

When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa’s classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. In 2008, celebrating the long-awaited completion of the English-language translation of The Great Treatise, the Dalai Lama gave a historic six-day teaching at Lehigh University to explain the meaning of this classic text and to underscore its importance. It is the longest teaching that he has ever given to Westerners on just one text, and Westerners have never before had the opportunity to receive such a complete teaching that encompasses the totality of the Buddhist path from the Dalai Lama. From Here to Enlightenment makes the teachings from this momentous event available for a wider audience.

©2012 The Dalai Lama Trust (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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