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The Path Is The Goal

A Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation
Narrated by: Julian Elfer
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience - and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.

©1995 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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You have to be fairly experienced

You have to be fairly experienced to grasp the concepts of this teaching, despite the fact it is aimed at students - however the students here are not new to the concept of meditation - it is excellent for those who want to go deeper, but may be lost on noobs.

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Great book

Trungpa books are always amazing. The reader is very good but the way he pronounces 'Trungpa' or 'Rinpoche' is too hard.

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Buddhists Meditation

This book is inspiring but it is not easy by any means but it is worth the challenges, It has helped me understand fundamentals of meditation.

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Meditation Rocks

If by chance you’ve landed here, you’ll find Possibly one of the most demystified, down to earth basic meditation manuals you are likely to come across. Breathtakingly no nonsense instructions from a superlative, authentic teacher. Remarkably helpful, runs a risk of stimulating even the sharpest intellect and help both dull ones and bright to make progress on or to get off the path. Helped me stay on course and increase aspiration and practice. Excellent reading of the text too made this a must re-listen, for the content is step-by-step pithy and wonderful. Verdict: more than good (5*)

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Love this book

I've listened to this book 5 times it is so good. I recommend it to everyone

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