The Third Eye

  • by Lobsang T. Rampa
  • Narrated by Clay Lomakayu
  • 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

T. Lobsang Rampa was preordained to be a Tibetan priest, a sign from the stars that could not be ignored. When he left his wealthy home to enter the monastery, his heart was filled with trepidation, with only a slight knowledge of the rigorous spiritual training and physical ordeal that awaited him.
This is his story, a hauntingly beautiful and deeply inspiring journey of awakening within Chakpori Lamasery, the temple of Tibetan medicine. It is a moving tale of passage through the mystic arts of astral projection, crystal gazing, aura deciphering, meditation, and more - a spiritual guide of enlightenment and discovery through the opening of the all-knowing "Third Eye".
This is the first a series of groundbreaking books written by T. Lobsang Rampa, which catapulted him to international fame in the 1960s and '70s. Rampa's stories touched the hearts of the millions and put them in touch with Eastern philosophy for the very first time. Whatever one might say about him, there is no doubt that Rampa played an important role in bringing Buddhism to the West. His continuing popularity is a result of his deep knowledge of the human psyche and spirit, and his true understanding of the eight-fold path of the Buddha.


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Gripping story, wonderfully detailed descriptions,

mindful, autobiographical, mystical, and adventuresome. A tale told better than many award winning books I've read . . .

It's the little details throughout that captured and held my interest and gave gravity to this book. And the story unfolds in a way that I wanted to know what would happen next.

I see that these audio versions have come out rapidly since last year, but I wish the third book written . . . the one that explains how the transition into the British body happened was already narrated. I have finished the first book - The Third Eye - and am well into the second book - Doctor From Lhasa - but at this time the third book is not yet available on Audible, although there are some other books narrated out of order.

I found a listing of 19 books, in the order of the years published, at a website dedicated to the author . . . lobsangrampa dot org. That should be helpful in deciding which books to listen to first, second, third . . .

I hope the other books will be narrated soon - it's exciting and very interesting listening - it's one of the books where if something interrupted my attention I made sure to go back and catch every word.

The narrator is fantastic and does voices, like the first person voice of the author, and those of wizened old monks who were his teachers, very well. The humorous undercurrent at times is delightful, although there were some shockingly harsh experiences related too. Life in Tibet was not easy, or safe.

There are a few small editing/production glitches where someone should have been paying attention and not let a few words get repeated as the narrator corrected himself and quickly reread a portion. But the fascinating story and excellent writing far outweigh these tiny errors and the book is well worth the credit. I think I want the hard copies too since there was reference to an illustration.
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- Diana


Although some pieces may be fiction, I believe this books was thoroughly enjoyable. It is probably not historically accurate, and some of the claims made by the author were outlandish. The narrator in particular was exceptional at setting the atmosphere for the read. The book has such a great ending and showcases the author's great storytelling abilities.
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- jason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-26-2016
  • Publisher: New Saucerian