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  • Boundless Heart

  • The Buddha's Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
  • By: Christina Feldman
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unbearable Narration

  • By Chris on 04-10-17

Unbearable Narration

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

I've tried to listen to many books narrated by this woman many times. It's a real struggle. Another book i'll have to resort to the written version as this is going back.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale for the Time Being

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery. In a small cafe in Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyber-bullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cerebral

  • By Miss daisy on 28-10-15

Boring

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-17

I struggled to finish it hoping it would be worth it. It wasn't.
Shame, great subject.

  • Bringing Home the Dharma

  • Awakening Right Where You Are
  • By: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel MD (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my favourite of all books

  • By M. D. Wilson on 08-02-16

Open minded

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Very wise & open minded. Bringing light to subjects that need addressing, sex, drugs (psychedelics) etc.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best I've purchased.

  • By "tenerife1" on 13-02-15

Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-16

First book on practical spirituality I have read that doesn't ruin the good stuff with outrageous claims... And it is good, amazing.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The message is simple

  • By Margaret on 27-04-10

Life Changing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-14

Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People again? Why?

I listen to this book over and over again. I don't think there has ever been a book written as powerful as this.