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The Buddhist on Death Row Audiobook

The Buddhist on Death Row

Author: David Sheff Narrator: Michael Boatman Release Date: August 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, an extraordinary story of redemption in the darkest of places. Jarvis Jay Masters’s early life was a horror story whose outline we know too well. Born in Long Beach, California, his house was filled with crack, alcohol, physical abuse, and men who paid his mother for sex. He and his siblings were split up and sent to foster care when he was five, and he progressed quickly to juvenile detention, car theft, armed robbery, and ultimately San Quentin. While in prison, he was set up for the murder of a guard – a conviction which landed him on death row, where he’s been since 1990. At the time of his murder trial, he was held in solitary confinement, torn by rage and anxiety, felled by headaches, seizures, and panic attacks. A criminal investigator repeatedly offered to teach him breathing exercises which he repeatedly refused, until desperation moved him. With uncanny clarity, David Sheff describes Masters’s gradual but profound transformation from a man dedicated to hurting others to one who has prevented violence on the prison yard, counselled high school kids by mail, and helped prisoners -and even guards – find meaning in their lives. Along the way, Masters becomes drawn to the Buddhist principles – compassion, sacrifice, and living in the moment -and gains the admiration of Buddhists worldwide. And while he is still in San Quentin and still on death row, he shows us all how to ease our everyday suffering, relish the light that surrounds us, and endure the tragedies that befall us all.

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From a Mountain In Tibet: A Monk’s Journey Audiobook

From a Mountain In Tibet: A Monk’s Journey

Author: Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Lama Yeshe didn't see a car until he was 15-years-old. In his quiet village, he and other children ran in fields with yaks and mastiffs. The rhythm of life was anchored by the pastoral cycles. Food was carefully apportioned and eaten together, everyone was family. The arrival of Chinese army cars one day in 1959 changed everything. In the wake of the deadly Tibetan Uprising, he escaped to India through the Himalayas to start over as a refugee. One of only 13 survivors out of 300 travellers, he spent the next few years in America, experiencing the excesses of the Woodstock generation before reforming in Europe. Now in his seventies and a leading monk at the Samye Ling monastery in Scotland - the first Buddhist centre in the West - Lama Yeshe casts a hopeful look back at his momentous life. From his learnings on self-compassion and discipline to his trials and tribulations with loss and failure, his poignant story mirrors our own struggles. Written with erudition and humour, From a Mountain in Tibet shines a light on how the most desperate of situations can help us to uncover vital life lessons and attain lasting peace and contentment. © Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism Audiobook

A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

Author: Pamela Weiss Narrator: Diana Gardiner Release Date: July 2020

Reimagining Buddhism through a feminine lens: A powerful memoir of healing, strength, and spiritual awakening. Like all true spiritual teachings, Buddhism offers a radical shift: from me to we, fracture to unity, and fear to love. But like most institutionalized religions, Buddhism developed under systems of hierarchy, patriarchy, and power that have become interwoven into its structure. Written by the first layperson to receive full Dharma Transmission in the Suzuki Roshi Soto Zen lineage, A Bigger Sky explores what it means to fill the gaps of a Buddhism created by and for men, to navigate the seemingly contradictory domains of secular and spiritual life, and to walk a path through the heart of the world. Reorienting Buddhist practice through a wider, more inclusive feminine lens, Pamela Weiss's personal and spiritual journey speaks to the bits of brokenness in us all, shining a light on the different pathways we can walk to become whole.      Blending memoir, Buddhist practice, and cultural observation, Weiss explores the illness that led her to seek healing and brought her to Buddhism; life at Tassajara Zen Mountain monastery; feelings of helplessness amidst the legacy of intergenerational trauma; her husband's near-fatal accident; her work translating mindfulness and Buddhist principles to a broad lay audience; and stories of Buddhist women, past and present.      Through beautifully crafted prose, Weiss shares what it means to be an ordinary Bodhisattva--describing how the Buddha's profound vision of freedom can be lived outside of institutions and rule-bound practice, and supporting us in deepening our connection--with ourselves, each other and the planet. A Bigger Sky illuminates how integrating a more feminine approach to Buddhist teachings can be applied in spiritual practice, in community, in relationships, and in day-to-day life.

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Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth -- The Buddha's Life and Message throu Audiobook

Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth -- The Buddha's Life and Message throu

Author: Thanissara Narrator: Essie Bartosik Release Date: July 2020

Time to Stand Up retells the story of the historical Buddha, one of the greatest sacred activists of all time, as a practical human being whose teachings of freedom from suffering are more relevant than ever in this time of global peril. Evolving onward from the patriarchal template of spiritual warriors and their quests, former nun Thanissara explores awakening from within a feminine view where the archetypes of lover and nurturer are placed as central and essential for a sustainable world. Vital is an investigation into the pinnacle of Buddhist practice, the realization of the 'liberated heart.' Thanissara questions the narrative of 'transcendence' and invites us into the lived reality of our deepest heart as it guides our journey of healing, reclamation, and redemption. As the book unfolds, the author examines traditional Buddhism--often fraught with gender discrimination--and asks the important question, 'Can Buddhist schools, overly attached to hierarchal power structures, and often divorced from the radical and free inquiry exemplified by the Buddha, truly offer the ground for maturing awakening without undertaking a fundamental review of their own shadows?' Chapter by chapter, the book relates Siddhartha Gautama's awakening to the sea-change occurring on Earth in present time as we as a civilization become aware of the ethical bankruptcy of the nuclear and fossil fuel industry and the psychopathic corporate and military abuse of power currently terrorizing our planet. Thanissara relates the Buddha's story to real-life individuals who are living through these transitional times, such as Iraq war veterans, First Nation People, and the Dalai Lama. Time to Stand Up gives examples of the Buddha's activism, such as challenging a racist caste system and violence against animals, stopping war, transforming a serial killer, and laying down a nonhierarchical structure of community governance, actions that would seem radical even today. Thanissara explores ways forward, deepening our understanding of meditation and mindfulness, probing its use to pacify ourselves as the cogs in the corporate world by helping people be more functional in a dysfunctional systems--and shows how these core Buddhist practices can inspire a wake-up call for action for our sick and suffering planet Earth. About the Sacred Activism series When the joy of compassionate service is combined with the pragmatic drive to transform all existing economic, social, and political institutions, a radical divine force is born: Sacred Activism. The Sacred Activism Series, published by North Atlantic Books, presents leading voices that embody the tenets of Sacred Activism--compassion, service, and sacred consciousness--while addressing the crucial issues of our time and inspiring radical action.

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Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment Audiobook

Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment

Author: B. Alan Wallace, The Dalai Lama Narrator: Basil Sands Release Date: July 2020

In today's overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived. To achieve long-term happiness, you must access your own bountiful resources-housed in your heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness, longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss.Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and sixty other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. Featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day.As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you've sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.

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Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know Audiobook

Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Dale S. Wright Narrator: James Anderson Foster Release Date: June 2020

Buddhism is one of the oldest and largest of the world's religions. But it is also a tradition that has proven to have enormous contemporary relevance. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, who came to be called the Buddha, the religion has spread from its origins in northeast India, across Asia, and eventually to the West, taking on new forms at each step of the way. Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know offers listeners a brief, authoritative guide to one of the world's most diverse religious traditions in a reader-friendly question-and-answer format. Dale Wright covers the origins and early history of Buddhism, the diversity of types of Buddhism throughout history, and the status of contemporary Buddhism. This is a go-to book for anyone seeking a basic understanding of the origins, history, teachings, and practices of Buddhism.

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The Life of the Buddha; The Lost Teachings Audiobook

The Life of the Buddha; The Lost Teachings

Gautama became known as the Buddha or 'Awakened One'. The title indicates that unlike most people who are 'asleep', a Buddha is understood as having 'woken up' to the true nature of reality and sees the world 'as it is' . A Buddha has achieved liberation, also called Nirvana, which is seen as the extinguishing of the 'fires' of desire, hatred, and ignorance, that keep the cycle of suffering and rebirth going. According to various early texts, a Buddha has achieved three higher states: Remembering one's former abodes (or past lives), the 'Divine eye' ), which allows the knowing of others' karmic destinations and the 'extinction of mental intoxicants' This is his life and teachings. Edited by Macc Kay in Bangkok Production executive Avalon Giuliano in London ICON Intern Eden Giuliano in Delhi Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Icon Audio Arts (P) 2020 Icon Audio Arts LLC Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison. He can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced over seven hundred original spoken-word albums and video documentaries on various aspects of popular culture. He is also a well known movie actor. Geoffrey has been collecting and trading in Beatles and other rock memorbilia since 1968. Two coffee table books of his extensive world class collection have been published by Penguin Books.

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Buddhism 101: How to Walk Easily Over Rough Ground Audiobook

Buddhism 101: How to Walk Easily Over Rough Ground

Author: Douglas A. Gentile Narrator: Douglas A. Gentile Release Date: June 2020

Explore the transformative power of Buddhist philosophy with Dr. Douglas Gentile, renowned psychologist, celebrated professor, and Zen Buddhist monk. Buddhism is a philosophy and set of practices designed to help us achieve inner peace and balance. It is a practical approach to working with our own habits of mind. Nonetheless, many of its core ideas seem mystical or inconceivable. In 19 revelatory audio lectures, Dr. Douglas Gentile aligns core Buddhist concepts such as karma, non-duality, and Nirvana with modern psychological science, making them easy to understand and use in our own lives. Rather than prescribing a belief system, Buddhism points out that fixed beliefs often get in the way of seeing the world clearly. Buddha himself said not to believe anything he said, but instead to put it into practice for yourself and see how it works for you. Through Buddhism, we can learn to cultivate more positive habits of mind and emotion. This allows us to be happier, kinder, more open, and more available to those around us, and to weather the storm when things aren't going our way. Buddhist practices can benefit anyone, and can be used in conjunction with other religious practices. Whether or not you think of yourself as "Buddhist," the practices and ideas explored in this series can improve your life. This course is part of the Learn25 collection.

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Tara: The Liberating Power of the Female Buddha Audiobook

Tara: The Liberating Power of the Female Buddha

Author: Rachel Wooten, Ph.D. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Release Date: May 2020

A practical guide for invoking the power and blessings of Tara, the beloved female Buddhist deity of Tibet In her myriad forms, Tara-also known as the female Buddha of Tibet-has the power to protect us from inner and outer negativity, illuminate our self-sabotaging habits, cleanse mental and physical poisons, open us to abundance, give us strength and peace, help us fulfill our life purposes, and more. Here, readers explore each of the 21 manifestations of Tara, engaging with each through traditional meditations, visualizations, praises, mantra chants, and the author's extensive experience as a depth psychologist.

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Mindfulness: Where It Comes From and What It Means Audiobook

Mindfulness: Where It Comes From and What It Means

Author: Sarah Shaw Narrator: Sarah Shaw Release Date: April 2020

A quick guide to the history of the world's most popular meditation practice. From the time of the Buddha to the age of meditation apps, this straightforward introduction gives an entire overview of the use of the term 'mindfulness' in Buddhist meditative traditions. Drawing upon years of experience through practicing, researching, and teaching the history of mindfulness, Dr. Sarah Shaw offers the first-ever accessible guide to the roots of this ancient meditation technique that continues to benefit millions throughout the world. Although the term is heard everywhere from boardrooms and classrooms to gyms and yoga studios, surprisingly little is known about the origins of mindfulness. This easy-to-read short history will give readers, whether they are seasoned or novice practitioners, a better sense of the most practiced meditation in the world.

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The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone Audiobook

The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone

Author: Diane Musho Hamilton Narrator: Diane Musho Hamilton Release Date: April 2020

How to deal with interpersonal conflict--from a Zen perspective. The people who get under your skin the most can in fact be your greatest teachers.  It's not a matter of overlooking  differences, as is often taught, but of regarding those difficult aspects of the relationship  with curiosity and compassion--for those very differences  offer a path to profound connection. Diane Hamilton's practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with even your most irritating fellow humans-spouses, partners, colleagues, parents, children--shows that "getting along" is really a matter of discovering that our differences are nothing other than an expression of our even deeper shared unity.

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The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone Audiobook

The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone

Author: Diane Musho Hamilton Narrator: Diane Musho Hamilton Release Date: April 2020

How to deal with interpersonal conflict--from a Zen perspective. The people who get under your skin the most can in fact be your greatest teachers.  It's not a matter of overlooking  differences, as is often taught, but of regarding those difficult aspects of the relationship  with curiosity and compassion--for those very differences  offer a path to profound connection. Diane Hamilton's practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with even your most irritating fellow humans-spouses, partners, colleagues, parents, children--shows that "getting along" is really a matter of discovering that our differences are nothing other than an expression of our even deeper shared unity.

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