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According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience - and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.
©1995 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Roberta and Johnny Shaughnessy, Mindfulness Meditation Teachers on 12-04-16

$2.00!!!

I found great value in this audiobook. It presents some very unique perspectives and explanations that really helped me wrap my head around some concepts and expectations in regards to meditation.
I wouldn't recommend this as a starter book for the very beginner, but very good for anyone beyond the basics of Buddhism.
You really can't go wrong for $2.00.

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4 out of 5 stars
By AnthroGal on 03-31-16

Difficult to understand in content. Narrator was perfect.

I'm new in learning about Buddhism so this was probably way over my head. Also didn't know about Trungpa's reputation so it was a shock at first but it is kinda refreshing. Narrator was spot on in reflecting his reputation.

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By Mukesh on 03-01-15

Great book

Trungpa books are always amazing. The reader is very good but the way he pronounces 'Trungpa' or 'Rinpoche' is too hard.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-04-16

You have to be fairly experienced

You have to be fairly experienced to grasp the concepts of this teaching, despite the fact it is aimed at students - however the students here are not new to the concept of meditation - it is excellent for those who want to go deeper, but may be lost on noobs.

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