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    • Tao Te Ching

    • The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao
    • By: Lao Tzu, John Minford - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or “Book of the Tao,” is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward the Tao, or the “Way”: harmony with the life force of the universe. Traditionally attributed to Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher thought to have been a contemporary of Confucius, it is the essential text of Taoism, one of the three major religions of ancient China.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Art of Living

    • Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now
    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In troubled times there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh - one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today - reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life's deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Fantastic

    • By Brother Yonten on 11-07-17

    Regular price: £18.89

    • The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works

    • By: Shinzen Young
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For decades, one of the most engaging teachers of our time has illuminated the many dimensions of awakening - but solely at his live retreats and on audio recordings. Now, with The Science of Enlightenment, Shinzen Young brings to listeners an uncommonly lucid guide to mindfulness meditation for the first time: how it works and how to use it to enhance your cognitive capacities, your kindness and connection with the world, and the richness of all your experiences. As thousands of his students and listeners will confirm, Shinzen is like no other teacher you’ve ever encountered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you are thinking of listening to this book - do

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • On the Path to Enlightenment

    • Heart Advice From the Great Tibetan Masters
    • By: Matthieu Ricard, Charles Hastings (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound and inspiring teachings from across these traditions. The selected teachings are taken from the sources of the traditions, including the Buddha himself, Nagarjuna, Guru Rinpoche, Atisha, Shantideva, and Asanga; from great masters of the past, including Thogme Zangpo, the Fifth Dalai Lama, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and Sakya Pandita; and from contemporary masters, including the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this is a great book, but will have to revisit.

    • By Gordon Michael on 14-10-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Bringing Home the Dharma

    • Awakening Right Where You Are
    • By: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel MD (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than 40 years of committed study and practice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favourite of all books

    • By M. D. Wilson on 08-02-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Buddha Before Buddhism

    • Wisdom from the Early Teachings
    • By: Gil Fronsdal
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the earliest of all Buddhist texts, the Atthakavagga, or Book of Eights, is a remarkable document, not only because it comes from the earliest strain of the literature - before the Buddha, as the title suggests, came to be thought of as a "Buddhist" - but also because its approach to awakening is so simple and free of adherence to any kind of ideology. Instead the Atthakavagga points to a direct and simple approach for attaining peace without requiring the adherence to doctrine.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Breath By Breath

    • The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation
    • By: Larry Rosenberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn (foreward), David Guy
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp - literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely stunning and life changing!

    • By Daniel Hanus on 28-02-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Buddha Is Still Teaching

    • Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom
    • By: Jack Kornfield (editor), Noelle Oxenhandler (editor)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible - that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today's most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful

    • By louise on 29-01-17

    Regular price: £2.89

    • From Here to Enlightenment

    • An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
    • By: H.H. the Dalai Lama, Guy Newland - editor and translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2008, celebrating the long-awaited completion of the English-language translation of The Great Treatise, the Dalai Lama gave a historic six-day teaching at Lehigh University to explain the meaning of this classic text and to underscore its importance. It is the longest teaching that he has ever given to Westerners on just one text, and Westerners have never before had the opportunity to receive such a complete teaching that encompasses the totality of the Buddhist path from the Dalai Lama.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Struggled

    • By SJRod on 01-08-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The World of Tibetan Buddhism

    • An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Thupten Jinpa - editor translator annotation
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Teachings of the Buddha

    • Revised and Expanded
    • By: Jack Kornfield (editor), Gil Fronsdal (editor)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • Not for Happiness

    • A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices
    • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be "happy"? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Expected more after first book

    • By Foxfire on 25-03-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

    • By: Dalai Lama, Franz Alt - editor
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion - values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world. 'I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends not on religion but on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion and caring for others.'

    Regular price: £6.99

    • An Appeal to the World

    • The Way to Peace in a Time of Division
    • By: Dalai Lama, Franz Alt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Already a major international best seller, now available in English for the first time: In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion - values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world. "All people are united in the pursuit of happiness and the desire to avoid suffering," His Holiness reminds us. "This is the source of humanity's greatest achievements."

    Regular price: £9.69

    • A Call for Revolution

    • A Vision for the Future
    • By: Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This eloquent, impassioned manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It's his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than a call for revolution. 

    Regular price: £14.69