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  • See You Again in Pyongyang

  • By: Travis Jeppesen
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

From terrifying missile tests, its unmissable Olympic cheering squad, and the war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong Un - not to mention stranger-than-fiction stories of purges and assassinations - news from North Korea has dominated global headlines. But what is life there actually like? In See You Again in Pyongyang, Travis Jeppesen, the first American to complete a university program in North Korea, culls from his experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to create a multifaceted portrait of the country and its idiosyncratic capital city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Marcos on 06-02-19

Great read

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Reviewed: 06-02-19

Very enjoyable read throughout. Alot of new insighs that I hadn't found in other great books about the DPRK.

  • A Concise History of Buddhism

  • From 500 BCE-1900 CE
  • By: Andrew Skilton
  • Narrated by: Jinananda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4 out of 5 stars 10
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Andrew Skilton - Senior Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Kings College, London - explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism and its spread across the continents during its 2,500 years of history. He begins with a close look at Buddhism in India, where it flourished until the 12th/13th century CE, charting the growth of different schools and practices. By the time it disappeared from its homeland midway through the millennium, it had become established in Central Asia and the Far East in a variety of forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By SJRod on 10-01-18

Amazing book

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Reviewed: 29-10-17

Wonderful book and read by a great narrator. I will listen to it many times as it is so inspirational.

  • Chöd

  • The Sacred Teachings on Severance: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibet, Volume 14
  • By: Jamgon Kongtrul, Sarah Harding
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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The Treasury of Precious Instructions by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye, one of Tibet's greatest Buddhist masters, is a shining jewel of Tibetan literature, presenting essential teachings from the entire spectrum of practice lineages that existed in Tibet. In its 18 volumes, Kongtrul brings together some of the most important texts on key topics of Buddhist thought and practice as well as authoring significant new sections of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A dream come true!

  • By Marcos on 01-05-17

A dream come true!

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Reviewed: 01-05-17

What made the experience of listening to Chöd the most enjoyable?

This kind of book is a dream come true for practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism at large.
And especially for those practicing Chöd. I truly hope this kind of projects are encouraged in the future so that more people who have reading disabilities or are just plain lazy can receive these wonderful teachings.

  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

  • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

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 readers 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elixir of truth

  • By Marcos on 20-05-15

Elixir of truth

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Reviewed: 20-05-15

The essential buddhist introductory book in my opinion. Rinpoche words is like a razor, cutting trough all misconceptions.

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