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  • Mindsight

  • The New Science of Personal Transformation
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight into the mind

  • By Dr on 01-12-14

Brilliant !!

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Reviewed: 06-02-19

I love Siegel’s work!! He’s insightful, empathic and extremely knowledgeable! It’s a joy to listen to & I recommend this to anyone in this profession, from beginner to advanced ...

  • Self-Compassion Step by Step

  • The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
  • By: Kristin Neff PhD
  • Narrated by: Kristin Neff PhD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    4 out of 5 stars 114

Why does it feel so natural to be compassionate and kind to those we care about - yet so hard to treat ourselves the same way? "Our culture teaches us to use self-criticism for motivation and to build self-esteem by constantly measuring ourselves against everyone else," says Dr. Kristin Neff. "We need to re-learn the essential skill of being genuinely nurturing and supportive toward ourselves."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transformed the way I see myself and the others.

  • By JOLANTA on 05-09-13

It's valuable but you have to stick with it!

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Reviewed: 25-11-16

It's encouraging but like most westerners, cynicism is a major obstacle .. overcoming this, eventually, really does illuminate the whole meaning of this book. Thank you Kristin 🙏.

  • 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

Inspirational

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Reviewed: 02-06-16

I was put off slightly by the wonderfully calming tones of Jack's voice ~ some times it drifts into background sounds and makes me feel sleepy .. But.. I persisted and I'm so pleased I did! It was truly a wonderful gem of the dharma 💞~ it inspired me and came just at the time when I needed it the most. Thank you Jack Kornfield💞

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  • The Journey Into Yourself

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now" The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Journey into Yourself

  • By Triplecat on 03-01-10

Amazing! Tolle is a genius.

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Reviewed: 21-08-15

Tolle presents both a deeply philosophical and gentle guide into the journey of self awareness. The religious frame combined with a philosophical structure made it accessible but revelatory. I would recommend this to anyone with a real interest in Buddhism or Christianity.

  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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    5 out of 5 stars 82

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A funny Buddhist

  • By Pamela on 20-01-10

Amazing and strongly recommended!!

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Reviewed: 13-07-15

For those at an intermediate stage, this recording is really useful. It helps analyse those moments when we're stuck! Very, very useful and truly, as always, inspirational.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awakening Compassion

  • Meditation Practices for Difficult Times
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    5 out of 5 stars 13
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For over 800 years, Tibetan Buddhists have used lojong (literally, "mind training") to transform difficulties into insights, and conflict into genuine communication. Lojong practice uses a special meditation technique and 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Helpful

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-12-12

Heart warming and inspiring

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Reviewed: 08-07-15

A wonderfully inspiring teaching. I would recommend this all those wishing to follow the bodhisattva path..

  • Coming Closer to Ourselves

  • Making Everything the Path of Awakening
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chödrön for guidance? Many say that it’s her honest and caring way of communicating the core teachings of Buddhism - not just conceptually, but directly from her heart to ours. In these inspiring sessions, she teaches us how to give that compassion to the person we neglect most often - ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pema is a delight.

  • By Dog in a Flat Cap on 24-01-15

Inspirational

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Reviewed: 02-05-15

As always, Pema Chodron inspires us to gain a deeper insight into Buddhism, by a light and genuine narrative. Wonderful!

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  • Walking the Walk

  • Putting the Teachings into Practice When It Matters Most
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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    5 out of 5 stars 50
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    5 out of 5 stars 47

It's one thing to hear a life-changing truth or to have a conceptual grasp on spiritual wisdom. But it’s another thing to "walk the walk" - or to put into practice the good advice we've been given. What does it mean to walk the walk in our everyday lives? According to Pema Chödrön, it means being down-to-earth, genuine, and perhaps most importantly, it means engaging in the teachings in order to actively confront anything and everything we’ve heretofore rejected in our attempts to find happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Marnie on 11-08-15

Warm, inspiring and wonderful

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Reviewed: 24-03-15

Pema Chodron provides a very relaxed atmosphere and inspires a real understanding, in these sessions, for a gentle and relaxed approach to walking the path.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Enlightened Brain

  • The Neuroscience of Awakening
  • By: Rick Hanson PhD
  • Narrated by: Rick Hanson PhD
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing inspiration !!

  • By Liam on 14-02-15

An amazing inspiration !!

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Reviewed: 14-02-15

It's always a joy to listen to Rick Hanson. He is warm, gracious and wise. His advice is steeped in a combination of neuropsychology and Buddhist faith. This, for me, is perfect.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Awakening Love

  • Teachings and Practices to Cultivate a Limitless Heart
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A long distance retreat

  • By C. on 14-09-14

A beautiful teaching, just wonderful.

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Reviewed: 30-01-15

Pema Chodron inspires complete faith, delivering the practise in an accessible and meaningful way. I just love her!!! Truly wonderful.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful