The Joy of Living

  • by Yongey Mingyur, Eric Swanson
  • Narrated by Eric Swanson, Jason Scott Campbell
  • 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But how does it work?In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, he weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds.
With an introduction by co-author Eric Swanson, The Joy of Living is a stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives.


What the Critics Say

"This book is a fresh breath from the meditation room, written with kindness, energy, and wit. Three cheers for a cheerful contemplative." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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This is a great, great book. Unfortunately this audio version is severly abridged. Better to read the print version.
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- John

Excellent book about awareness

A book for people interested in the nature of reality. Concise, scientifically oriented and spiritual at the same time. Easy to listen to but requires attention.
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- C

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio