On the Path to Enlightenment

  • by Matthieu Ricard, Charles Hastings (translator)
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that "when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.'" 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. They address such topics as the nature of the mind; the foundations of taking refuge, generating altruistic compassion, acquiring merit, and following a teacher; view, meditation, and action; and how to remove obstacles and make progress on the path.

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Simply outstanding

I greatly enjoyed this audio book. Superb content and heartfelt narration. Highly recommended for beginners and experienced practitioners of Buddhism alike.
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- Jose E. Alvarez "JEA"

A Master Selecting Masters' Teachings

Matthieu Ricard selects the passages included in this book elegantly and with a deep wisdom that can only come from a Master who has been touched by the void of bliss at the deepest level.
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- Sean "I AM."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios