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The Gradual Path

Narrated by: Miles Neale
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

Experience the Transformative Power of Tibetan Buddhism’s Gradual Path of Enlightenment

“Enlightenment is an unfolding process - open to everyone,” teaches Dr. Miles Neale. “However, in a culture that reduces, commodifies, and sensationalizes meditation, our challenge is to restore the depth, sophistication, and integrity of the complete spiritual path.” With The Gradual Path, Dr. Neale presents a seven-session audio course to immerse you in the teachings and practices of the Lam Rim - Tibetan Buddhism’s time-tested path for psychological maturity and awakening. Created as an audio companion to Dr. Neale’s book Gradual Awakening, this course brings you a guided experience in the traditional Lam Rim journey, updated with insights from science and psychotherapy to root each step in our modern experience.

Lam Rim - The Hero’s Journey of Awakening

With passion and eloquence, Dr. Neale reveals how the Age of Reason’s “enlightenment” that originally emerged to free us from dogma and superstition evolved into a dangerous new “sickness of paradigm” that has given rise to our precarious global situation. By combining healthy scientific inquiry with the timeless power of the Lam Rim path, Dr. Neale invites us to catalyze genuine and sustainable well-being, compassion, and liberation - both for ourselves and the world around us. This path is a “hero’s journey” that begins with our inherent state of suffering and separation, then takes us through each step of transformation to becoming fully human.

Do we need to become enlightened to make a difference in the world? “Though enlightenment is always here and possible,” teaches Dr. Neale, “what matters most is to focus on the next incremental step ahead of you and awaken gradually - becoming a more mature, aware, insightful, and loving human being. Even making one small Lam Rim step brings a little more light in the world and makes a giant leap for humanity’s evolution.”

A portion of the proceeds from this program will benefit the Buddhist nuns of Kopan Monastery in Nepal.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Miles Neale (P)2018 Sounds True

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Tedious

As this is a non-fiction book I don't know why there is an option for story - that's why I gave it 1 because the story option is irrelevant.

I was attracted to this book because I watched an interview with Miles Neale and he was a good speaker. However the book is tedious, he doesn't seem to be very enamoured with the material himself which does not make a good experience for the listener.
It's a shame because the material is good but he kills it!
Check out Pema Chodron instead - she covers Tong Len in a much more interesting, engaging way. It's because of her it became a regular practice of mine.

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  • Mr. Mindfulness
  • 27-03-19

Wonderfully Inspiring Teacher

Dr. Miles is a wonderful teacher, inspiring, and clear, who helps individuals establish their own gradual path to awakening. He does this with clarity of purpose, direction and passion, to embolden and awaken love, for the benefit of
humanity and the planet.

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  • Michele Meador
  • 16-01-20

A MUST Listen for Seekers

I can't get enough of this book and have listened to it full now 3x and certain parts more than I can remember. I've invited my family members in and we listen together and talk weekly about how it has positively impacted our lives and how we view others and the world. The practice encouraged and taught in this book has led to more peaceful living, improved wellness and acceptance that has benefited not only ourselves but those around us.

I embarked on my own meditation journey ~7 years ago and had found Dr. Miles Neale's Guided Contemplations on Loving Kindness & Mindfulness (available on Spotify) to be the most astute and practical compared to others. He became the cornerstone of my journey. His other meditations on Wisdom used to escape me but this book brings those meditations to light.

If you are a seeker and are not satisfied with the way you feel you're chasing your tail or skimming through life's surface then this book is for you. i recommend the audio version as it lends well to its interactive nature as you can pause and rewind and reflect and practice more easily.

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  • Victoria
  • 30-01-19

Beautifully explained and Accessible

Dr. Miles Neale makes these life transforming complex practices and ideas easy to understand and accessible.

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