If you have read my other books, you know that I like to take complex ideas and break them down so they become accessible to all who read it. I will attempt to do so in this book as well. I have always resonated with the Eastern paths and like my work with the Occult, I found that all these teachings are so very technical and complex. If you know me, you know that I think complexity is never a sign that the underlying teaching is effective or any good for that matter. Of course, there are exceptions, but for the most part, there is absolutely no reason for the complexity other than to impede you from understanding.Many Buddhist concepts are not easy to understand. This seems so very counterintuitive since the Buddha himself taught ideas that were simple. Not necessarily easy to apply, but certainly simple. Like almost all religions, ideas start from a simple core set of ideas and then evolve. For example, no one could have possibly conceived that when Jesus first started to preach, that a complex ideological monolith like the Catholic Church would form as a result. Of course, the history is a lot more nuanced than that, but if Jesus did not preach the sermon on the mount, chances are, Christianity would have never formed in any of its forms. It´s the nature of humanity to over complicate what is often a simple idea. As they say, put two theologians in a room and come out with three opinions. It is what it is. I am going to try to strip all that away when it comes to Buddhist teachings in my new series Baal on Buddhism.In this volume, I will be discussing a central idea within Buddhism called Dependent Origination. Most are familiar with The Four Noble Truths, which I will cover in a future book, but this particular teaching I will discuss has all of the Buddhist core ideas within it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Baal Kadmon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087939de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Osho is known around the world for his pioneering contribution to meditation - the science of inner transformation - with the unique approach of his ´´Osho Active Meditations´´ acknowledging the accelerated pace of the contemporary world and bringing meditation into modern life. Based on the Seven Points of Mind Training by the 11th-century Buddhist mystic Atisha, The Book of Wisdom removes the dust of tradition that has gathered around meditation, conveying the essential science and methodology of the practice with a freshness and spontaneity that is rarely found in contemporary spiritual works. The book is a guide for inner discipline and transformation that is also highly accessible, incorporating light, often humorous question-and-answer sessions between the author and his audience that help listeners make the practical connection between spiritual theory and meditation as a lifestyle. In 28 talks alternating between commentaries on Atisha and responding to questions, Osho takes us into a world of wisdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Osho. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/osho/000002de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buddhism has been around for thousands of years, but it was not until recently when people all over the world have started to gain interest in it once more. Perhaps it is because they are drawn to the teachings of Buddhism that center on themes, such as living life in moderation, letting go of desires and being compassionate towards others. The physical and mental benefits gained from such Buddhist practices as meditation, yoga and mindfulness may have also contributed to its popularity. Yet, as people slowly begin to introduce Buddhist principles into their lifestyle, many of their questions regarding this ancient way of life still need simple answers. If you are someone who wants to know more about Buddhism and how you can incorporate its principles into your daily life, then this book is for you. In this book you will find: What is Buddhism? Is it a religion? Who was Siddhartha Gautama? Was he a human or a deity? What do the Four Noble Truths mean? What is the Noble Eightfold Path? What are reincarnation, nirvana, and karma? Why is Theravada Buddhism different from Mahayana Buddhism? Is Zen also a kind of Buddhism? What exactly is mindfulness? How do you meditate? What are the different ways to meditate? Is it possible to practice Buddhist principles without becoming a Buddhist? How do you become a practicing Buddhist? Do you need to be baptized? Whether you are a beginner to the concepts of Buddhism, or someone who conducted research and would like to deepen your understanding of the concept, this book will provide you with answers in a no-frills way. So what are you waiting for? Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Moyen, Hilarie Mukavitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076174de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mudita, Wheel Publicaton No. 170, contains several short essays, one by the editor, Ven. Nyanaponika, and three by lay practitioners on one of the lesser known and too-little practiced sublime states of mind. Mudita, usually translated ´´sympathetic joy´´, was designated one of the brahma-viharas by the Buddha, one of the sublime, noble states of mind. How is it to be practiced, and what are the implications of mudita on the spiritual path? These essays address those questions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophia Ojha. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055390de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of the hundreds of Buddhist introductory books on the market, The Buddha Journey: Questions and Answers for the Awakening Mind aims at answering real questions from real people in one simple book. A Mahayana Buddhism approac,h but without any specialties or traditions, The Buddha Journey gives answers and perspectives from a general point of view. Questions will always come up for those new to, curious about, or advancing their Buddhist practices, some simple, some complex. The Buddha Journey aspires to answer the most commonly asked questions beginning or advancing students would ask. The Buddha Journey covers your basic ´´Buddhism 101´´ introduction, then moves on to questions about compassion, anger, forgiveness, meditation, impermanence, sex, karma, death, becoming a Buddhist , and more! Quang Trí writes in a simple, easy-to-understand way that allows listeners to understand the content and contemplate the subject matter on their own for their own interpretation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryk Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064948de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The art of zen has been becoming increasingly popular over the past decade. While it may have been thought of as ´´hippie´´ stuff back in the early 60s and 70s, more and more people have begun to show an interest in the wisdom that Zen Buddhism has to offer. Now, instead of seeing well-groomed people looking down on shaggy kids who are talking about these non-western concepts, you will see a soccer mom on her way to yoga class quipping about her zen without batting an eye. In fact, zen is everywhere! People from all walks of life are beginning to embrace a modern take on this ancient knowledge. Seven reasons to buy this audiobook: 1. It´s short and informative, with no fluff. 2. This book is straightforward and gets to the point. 3. It has a great concept. 4. Learn what you need to know fast. 5. Don´t waste hours listening to something that won´t benefit you. 6. Specifically recorded to help and benefit the listener. 7. The best compact guide to learn what you need to learn in a short period of time. Check out what you will learn after listening to this book: Zen: how it can help you Achieve peak happiness Discover why it´s so beneficial Discover how to use zen meditation to your advantage 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031266de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through this audiobook, I will help you understand what Buddhism is, not only as a religion, but also as a spiritual path of life. As this audiobook is for beginners, it will guide and help you to understand all you need to know about the fundamentals of Buddhism. I have also shared a few Buddhism meditation techniques you can try while you practice the teachings of Buddhism. Over the years, there are a number of misconceptions about Buddhism - especially in the Western nations. This audiobook clarifies what Buddhism is, and what Buddhism is not. This audiobook will guide you on how to live a Buddhist life and how to practice Buddhism. Buddhism in this audiobook is depicted in both its conventional perspective and also in present day terms, with step-by-step application to current ways of life. In this audiobook, I will tell you about the history of Buddhism, the many different types of Buddhism, and how to understand and use the Buddhist teachings in your everyday life. This audiobook is a beginner´s guide, so everything will be taught in the most basic form for ease of understanding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092352de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one´s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD - physician and Zen teacher - has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Chozen Bays, MD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019882de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you unhappy with your current life situation? Has life got you by the scruff of the neck and you just don´t as feel inspired as you once did? Due to the stresses and strains of our careers, finances and relationships our energy is drained. This causes us to feel unhappy and unfulfilled. Our vital life energy is being lost through negative programming, dysfunctional relationships and poor health among other issues. But what if there was a way in which we could reverse these feelings and start to feel more alive again? The truth of the matter is that we can be happier and more fulfilled than ever. We just haven´t been taught how to be. This book will delve into the ancient eastern wisdom of the Chakra system which is proven to help empower people and help them take charge back over their lives. Learning how to heal and balance your Chakras will enable you to correct your energy flow which will bring harmony and more happiness back into your life. There is no surprise that these ancient healing methods are making a comeback in the modern day and age. It is simply because they work! This book will teach you how to balance these Chakras through clear illustrations and step-by-step guides. With regular practice these exercises will enable you to get your life back on track and enjoy living every day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail L. Chaffee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084061de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Question and Answer Series is a collection of three events, recorded in 2011, that opens with a few remarks by Dr. Hawkins. He then answers questions from the audience relating to the information presented in his books and lectures on consciousness research and spiritual realities, as well as other spiritual matters and current events. Often described as ´´unique´´ and ´´awesome´´, Dr. Hawkins´ presentations are frequently humorous as well, despite his formal title in the Far East as Tae Ryoung Sun Kak Dosa (the ´´Foremost Teacher of Enlightenment´´). 1. Language: English. Narrator: David R. Hawkins MD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/veri/000078de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.