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The Magic of Meditation

Stories and Practices to Develop Gratitude and Empathy with Your Child

By Marie Champeaux-Cunin & Dominique Butet
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 3 hours 1 minutes

A simple but complete mindfulness meditation program for children as young as three years old and their parents, designed to encourage kindness and empathy.

This mindfulness meditation primer is really two books in one. The first is a guide for parents to the basics and benefits of meditation for children in terms of health, managing emotions,... Read more »

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The Heart of Bravery

A Retreat with Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chodron

By Pema Chödrön & Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Narrated by: Pema Chödrön & Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes

Two of the world's most beloved spiritual teachers and leading figures in the Shambhala tradition of Buddhism discuss the core principles and practices of the tradition and how personal meditation practice can forge an enlightened society.

Best-selling authors Pema Chödrön and Sakyong Mipham get to the heart of Shambhala practice in this recorded... Read more »

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The Way of the Bodhisattva


By Shantideva & The Padmakara Translation Group
Narrated by: Wulstan Fletcher
Length: 3 hours 6 minutes

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries, first in India, and later in... Read more »

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It's Up to You

The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path

By Dzigar Kongtrul
Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
Length: 3 hours 29 minutes

On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror--when insecurities, doubts, and self-centered tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrül suggests that we need not feel "doomed" when these experiences surface. In fact, such experiences are not a... Read more »

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Everything Is Workable

A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

By Diane Musho Hamilton
Narrated by: Diane Musho Hamilton
Length: 6 hours 53 minutes

Conflict is going to be part of your life--as long as you have relationships, hold down a job, or have dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won't make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in a way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned... Read more »

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Ruling Your World

Ancient Strategies for Modern Life

By Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Narrated by: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Length: 2 hours 33 minutes

You're stuck in the airport security line, late for a flight. The line isn't moving. You're angry at the security personnel for taking so long, you're irritated at the other passengers for having so much stuff, you're mad at your boss for sending you on this trip in the first place. By the time you get to your gate you're angry, deflated, and... Read more »

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Practicing Peace in Times of War

Four Talks

By Pema Chödrön
Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
Length: 1 hours 35 minutes

With war and violence flaring all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and utterly helpless. In this book Pema Chödrön draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to explain that the way in which we as... Read more »

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The Places That Scare You

A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

By Pema Chödrön
Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
Length: 4 hours 27 minutes

We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches,... Read more »

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The Tao Happiness

Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey

By Derek Lin
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 2 hours 21 minutes

If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, a great mind like no one before or since. Chuang Tzu quickly distinguished himself and became well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. His mastery was such... Read more »

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The Tao of Pooh

By Benjamin Hoff
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 2 hours 46 minutes

Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain Way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear. In The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff shows that Pooh's Way is amazingly consistent with the principles of living envisioned by the Chinese founders of Taoism. The author's explanation of Taoism through Pooh, and Pooh through Taoism,... Read more »

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Tao Te Ching

By Lao Tzu
Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
Length: 1 hours 40 minutes

In 81 brief chapters, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been... Read more »

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The Second Book of the Tao

By Stephen Mitchell
Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
Length: 2 hours 42 minutes

"A twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom . . . Mitchell's flights, his paradoxes, his wonderful riffs are brilliant and liberating." -Pico Iyer

The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of... Read more »

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Tao Te Ching

The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao

By Lao Tzu & John Minford
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 7 hours 20 minutes

The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War
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... Read more »

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Creating True Peace - Abridged

Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World

By Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Michael York
Length: 4 hours 47 minutes

In Creating True Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh uses a beautiful blend of visionary insight, inspiring stories of peacemaking, and a combination of meditation practices and instruction to show us how to take Right Action. An audiobook for people of all faiths, this is a magnum opus -- a compendium of peace practices that can help anyone practice... Read more »

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The Novice

A Story of True Love

By Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

Fans of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step and Anger, and Deepak Chopra’s Buddha, will appreciate Hanh’s wisdom and storytelling in his novel The Novice, which contains universal themes that transcend all boundaries of faith, creed, country, and era.

Through the parable of a young woman who stays true to herself and her faith in the face of... Read more »

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The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman & Renuka Singh
Narrated by: Tom Parks
Length: 1 hours 3 minutes

This little audiobook contains the core teaching on Buddhism by the Dalai Lama. It includes thought-provoking quotations about the importance of love and compassion, and the need for individual responsibility, fuses ancient wisdom with an awareness of the problems of everyday life.

In addition to containing the essence of Buddhism, this audiobook... Read more »

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An Invitation to Freedom

Immediate Awakening for Everyone

By Mooji
Narrated by: Mooji
Length: 1 hours 11 minutes

A master key to true self-discovery

Amidst the busyness and chaos of our daily lives, many of us search for meaning, fulfillment, and a genuine sense of who we really are beyond our ego and conditioning.

An Invitation to Freedom guides you toward the immediate, authentic awakening that so many of us seek—the realization of our true nature as pure,... Read more »

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By Hermann Hesse
Narrated by: James Langton
Length: 4 hours 9 minutes

Hermann Hesse's famous and influential novel Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling allegory produced in the last hundred years. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of... Read more »

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The Prophet, & The Wanderer

By Khalil Gibran
Narrated by: Robert Glenister
Length: 3 hours 42 minutes

Khalil Gibran (1883–1931) was Lebanese by birth but spent a major part of his life in America in the early part of the twentieth century. He wrote many collections of stories with a wise or whimsical tone, but none more popular than The Prophet, his first collection, or The Wanderer, his final anthology. They are read here with great sympathy... Read more »

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Peace Is Every Step

The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

By Thich Nhat Hanh, Arnold Kotler & The Dalai Lama
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 3 hours 28 minutes

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peacethat is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader,and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. A ringingtelephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes,... Read more »

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