Regular price: £2.89

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Editor reviews

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the original unabridged audiobook guide to meditation has been released with Meditation in Action, written by Tibetan meditation expert and Buddhist Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with a foreword and the narration by Samuel Bercholz. This guide gives not just the skills involved in true meditation, but examines the entire concept as a whole. You will learn a vast amount of wisdom from a man that took his knowledge of meditation and Buddhism and spread it throughout the west in a time when eastern philosophies were largely met with scepticism. Available now from Audible.

Summary

This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego.

©1991 Diana Mukpo. Afterword 2010 by Samuel Bercholz (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mukesh
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 19-04-15

Very good

I have been studying Tibetan Buddhism for over 15 years and I just found this book so clear and it really helped to deepen my understanding. This book is a great foundation for those that are new to meditation and those with some knowledge. I will listen to this again and again. Trungpa is amazing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A deeper understanding of Meditation!

I really enjoyed this book, narrator was a bit monotonous at times, but I have a deeper understanding of Meditation now, which is cool!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thoughtful Approach

You won't really learn how to meditate from this book but you will learn about the philosophy of Buddhism and a meditative life. A good read, although the author died prematurely in a questionable context, proving, perhaps, that wisdom flows through any one of us, despite any human failings.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

very good

it was not what i had expected, but nevertheless it is a very interesting listern, i have completed it twice now, and dare say will a few more times

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent instruction

Great insight from a Tibetan master. Very accessible from a western perspective and provides an introduction to the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

who a i

this is a reflection of what. I am amazed by the way the book make one looks a the biggest question. who's you.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Irwin
  • 21-01-15

Insightful

I've heard it 4 times and I get something from it each time. Just go with the flow. Lose our mind gain our senses. Stop using our mind and trust and use your senses.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Erick Perez
  • 30-04-15

A must read!

Excellent book that tells the reader the importance of meditation and present moment as well as other subjects related to peaceful mind.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kirk J. Faulkner
  • 17-01-15

Learn what to do with your life's manure

I got this because I finished reading Shambhala way of the spiritual warrior and I immediately needed more. There is something so grounded about his writing. Spiritual writers are usually half way up their own butts at the very least. Chogyam's instructions are based in Eastern Philosophy but they feel more based in Human philosophy.

Turns out Chogyam was also a super controversial which I love (give his wiki a read). But that makes me like him more.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Alex Fontaine
  • 23-12-14

The most mind altering three hours of my life

What did you love best about Meditation in Action?

Really puts everything together in one place. An excellent introduction to buddhism and meditation.

Any additional comments?

Theres a lot here. Youll want to listen more than once.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Joseph
  • 21-05-15

very helpful book on meditation

enjoyable to listen to. very practicle and helpful meditation guidance. historical budhist perspective is enlightening.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicolas
  • 16-04-15

Amazing

If you want to understand the meditation and spiritual world, get this book. It covers amazing concepts that will open your mind to new ideologies.

As a beginner in the subject of meditation, this book helped me have a deeper understanding of what it means and how to achieve it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill Mitchell
  • 12-02-15

Great classic of meditation

Excellent narration that added to the talks with its gradual and patient ambiance. Of course, the wisdom in these talks speaks for itself. The best introduction to meditation I've found.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Quan Young
  • 27-06-15

Must read for anyone interested in spiritual development

Must read for anyone interested in spiritual development. It is written without the marketing hype, instead full of mini stories and paralalism, to help the reader not only understanding the point, but connecting to the point in such a way that one remembers better the 'why' part. Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Allen Mahan
  • 04-06-15

Loved it 20 Years Ago

Loved it 20 Years ago and love it now (mayhap more)! What a classic! And, I'm so glad to see it, here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • BELINDA
  • 13-05-15

Meditation is a beautiful !

Wow what a book !
I was always looking for a book that will tell me about what is meditation and this is it.
I really recommend .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful