• Opening the Door of Your Heart

  • And Other Buddhist Tales of Happiness
  • By: Ajahn Brahm
  • Narrated by: Francis Greenslade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-17-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (463 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here are modern tales of happiness, compassion and love that will both enlighten and entertain. During his wanderings and work over the last 30 years as a Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. While traditional Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of this collection, these thoughtful stories are written like playful parables, which are used to launch into a deeper exploration of subjects such as mindfulness, suffering, forgiveness, hope, wisdom, and unconditional love. Told with wit and good humor, they reveal moments of compassion in the lives of ordinary people and the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings.
©2004 Ajahn Brahm (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joanna on 08-07-12

Listen and change your perspective

This changed my perspective on who, I thought, a buddhist can be. They can be funny, they can swear and call people names, and they can be interesting. The stories changed my perspective on the way I view people and view life. I laughed and teared up in some parts. The narrator was excellent. He wasn't just reading. He put feeling into the moments and you can picture a person in certain stories (their faces and expressions, etc). This is the first time I actually rated an audiobook with 5 stars across the board.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 01-25-10

Simply Wonderful....

This is a treasure of a book...full of simple, yet meaningful stories and all the while laced with warmth and humour. I will listen again and again.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 03-20-10

Good stories

I liked this book for its humour and stories. It is one of these books which you have to first overcome the slightly irritating voice, I find that I am getting better at this the more books I listen to.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-20-10

thank you

This book changed the way I look at my life, highly recommended

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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