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  • Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1

  • The Body
  • By: Joseph Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Joseph Goldstein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was looking for

  • By Steve on 15-01-16

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-18

Enlightening. Entertaining. Thought Provoking. Useful for your own meditation practice and taking it to several depths deeper.
Thank you for taking me on such a wonderful journey.

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  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books on secular Buddhism and it's relationship to natural selection and neuroscience

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-18

I did not need to know the how or why of meditation. I knew it to be a valuable tool for survival in the frantic, stressful world we live in. It was however, refreshing to have them explained in such a detailed, logical, understandable way. I am not a Darwinist .. even so I found Robert Wright's thinking to be persuasive. The icing on the cake was the voice of Fred Sanders. Listening to him was almost addictive and I looked forward to each session to hear his delivery. The narrator can be the difference between total enjoyment and deleting the book. Well done for matching these two. A must listen if you have any interest in meditation.

  • Rapid French: Volume 1

  • By: Earworms Learning
  • Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of French and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • complimented on my French!

  • By Rosemary on 09-10-07

Excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-16

I used this to refresh my basic knowledge of the language and found the style easy to listen to. I remembered a lot of the phrases too, so would recommend. Also bought the second in the series.