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  • The Bliss of Inner Fire

  • Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa
  • By: Lama Thubten Yeshe
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 7

In the classic best seller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound and wonderfully clear glimpse into the sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general. Lama's own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insighful commentary without fluff

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-02-18

Insighful commentary without fluff

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Reviewed: 12-02-18

Lama Yeshe gives a great deal of information on tuomo and other parts of the six yogas of naropa which make this a fascinating listen whether your journey to these has been through the Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist paths. Western writers on Tantra frequently bore me with their obsessive sexual inferences but Lama clearly shows true mastery by being able to delve deeply into the sexual implications of this practice without being fixated upon it. Instead he keeps saying clearly that the goal if Tantra is liberation and by that he means true freedom of mind rather than running around naked! As such I feel I have heard about Tantra from someone who has truly mastered it as a tool for enlightenment and not simply to spice up their sex life or sell a few more audiobooks. I would therefore recommend it highly, it's not just easy to listen to and insightful but it puts the practice within an important philosophical framework that vastly enriches the practice. Well worth it for any aspiring Gelugpa!

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful insights into ring-fencing your focus.

  • By Mark Lancaster on 23-05-17

Converted me!

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Reviewed: 14-01-18

Well read, which is vital given the complexities of Newport's arguments and vocabulary, but moreover a fundamentally important insight into the dilemma of creating value in the modern age with a structured plan on how to get there

  • The Autoimmune Fix

  • How to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage That Keeps You Sick, Fat, and Tired Before It Turns Into Disease
  • By: Tom O'Bryan DC CCN DACBN
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Millions of people suffer from autoimmunity whether they know it or not. The root cause of most weight gain, brain and mood problems, and fatigue, autoimmunity can take years - or even decades - for symptoms and a clear diagnosis to arise. Through years of research, Dr. Tom O'Bryan has discovered that autoimmunity is actually a spectrum, and many people experiencing general malaise are already on it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making the complex simple

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-10-17

Making the complex simple

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Reviewed: 07-10-17

Excellent cutting edge information that brings together many threads in medicine and nutrition together with agricultural, social and evolutionary realities to provide clear answers as to why drugs alone will never solve your autoimmune issues. A great blueprint for survival in our modern times; highly recommended

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  • The Book of Satoshi

  • The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto, 1st Edition
  • By: Phil Champagne
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

The Book of Satoshi, the collected writings of Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of the bitcoin. The foreword was written by Jeff Berwick.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-07-17

Difficult listening

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Reviewed: 18-07-17

As a collection of spoken internet forum threads, the inclusion of "re:whatever at time and date" before each passage brings TL:DR right off of bitcointalk.com and into audio. Satoshi's writings are less revealing about himself than might be hoped and due to their age, if you're already a BTC user, you'll already know much of it, so it's more a historical than practical listen

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Just So

  • An Odyssey into the Cosmic Web of Connection, Play, and True Pleasure
  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 194
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    5 out of 5 stars 177
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    5 out of 5 stars 176

"If you were God," asked Alan Watts, "what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?" With Just So, the celebrated philosopher and self-described "spiritual entertainer" invites us to explore the hidden dimensions that shape both the cosmos and our personal experience of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love Alan Watts. Its a trip.

  • By Terry on 23-02-17

A guided ponder

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Reviewed: 02-06-17

Having listened to Watts' excellent The Book, I couldn't help but drop another of his oratory trips into the intersection of science, philosophy, politics and psychology. As ever, Watts articulates both non-duality and Yin-Yang theory as smoothly as butter covers warm sweet corn. His greatness in this should not be understated; many others capable of leading voyages of self enquiry using the English language as a medium struggle to maintain his pace and clarity. Although this doesn't make him a replacement for the Krishnamurthys and Moojis of the world, the non denominational feast he serves up by drawing on a wide variety of traditions from around the world demonstrates not just his versedness, but the old adage stated in The Upanishads: "Truth is but one; the sages speak of it by many names". By clearing away the delusions we hold through languages limitations and doctrinal dogma, Watts skillfully guides us back the gem of truth that all along was in our minds but had somehow been overlooked under all that unconscious conditioning. A fantastic primer for any truth seeker and just as relevant today as when he spoke it.

  • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

  • How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    5 out of 5 stars 56

When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? In After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today. The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do - the laundry - no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful offering from Jack Kornfield.

  • By Dresser upper on 05-02-17

Bursting the bubble of delusion

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Reviewed: 07-02-17

Jack Kornfield excellently dissects many popular myths and delusions about what realisation is or isn't. By removing all that is false, he expertly points at truth without forcing us to see any more than is true for us. As such, the narrative is universal to truth seekers of any faith. Thank you for being such an amazing fast tracker of spiritual development!