• The Urban Monk

  • Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace
  • By: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Narrated by: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-14-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (712 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We all struggle to discover satisfaction and contentment in the modern world, and yet the more technology we use, the more things seem to get worse. What are we all missing? What will it take for us to find our centers? Pedram Shojai shares how the calmness of Zen masters is attainable in today's fast-paced world, and with practice you, too, can stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter.
The Urban Monk, a New York Times best seller, reveals the secrets to finding an open heart, sharp mind, and grounded sense of well-being, even in the most demanding circumstances. Shojai's no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools and exercises that can elevate your existence. Learn to honor your body with nutrition and shake free from addictions to toxic substances and experiences. Let your body and mind unwind each day with evening meditations, loosening exercises, and resting rituals that will keep any stress or unfinished business out of the bedroom, helping you sleep better so that your body can rejuvenate.
The Urban Monk is filled with priceless practices that you can use in your daily life, right here and now. It is designed to be your companion in this crazy world we live in. Take it with you on your journey to becoming an Urban Monk. There's no need to move or drastically change your current life. You can find peace within, and The Urban Monk will teach you how to calm the chaos in your head.
The world needs you to step up and live your life to the fullest. Pedram Shojai is the Urban Monk who can show you how to drink from infinity, find peace and prosperity, and thrive in a modern world.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Pedram Shojai (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gillian on 01-20-17

Down From The Himalayas!

How you do one thing, is how you do everything... Uh-oh...! I can be a coffee-guzzling spaz who zones out when I have time to relax. Can I be different?
Yes, thank heavens, I now know I can. "The Urban Monk" is a step-by-step practical guide to self-discovery and peace of body and of mind. Here's what's covered: Stress, The Art of Mastering Time, Energy, Sleep (and deprivation), Stagnant Lifestyle, Weight Gain and Negative Self-Image (which is a big one for me >sigh< ), Lack of Connection with Nature, Loneliness Even in a Crowd, Never Enough Money, and (YAY!) Living a Life with PURPOSE! What I like is that there's all this positive philosophy which has you thinking, "Yeh, yeh, yeh. But that's not applicable in the real world. I don't have those options;" and then Shojai has a specific case of a specific person, all of which you can relate with, and, son of a gun, there is help; there are options. Like, sometimes exercise is great, stress-relieving, right? But if you listen to your body, maybe you're doing the wrong kind of movement. The book is filled with a million things like that. Plus meditations (and I had to start with the most basic: Scanning your thoughts... because, really, I have a plethora of hamsters running around in my brain when I try to meditate), to media fasts, to herbs to have on hand, to, yes: Skipping on the Caffeine. Also, that time you're stuck in line behind that person with all the coupons? Great time for yourself, for your breathing, for your questioning of life and its wonders.
This is a wonderful little book that you can listen to again and again (but I was disappointed that Resources are referred to but Audible doesn't have any PDF files to go with it), with Shojai as an earnest and enthusiastic narrator. Yes, he does use some minor swearing (Hence the "Urban"?), but that just made things more authentic to my lifestyle (and by no means do I swear like a sailor, I assure you).
Worth the price, worth the time, worth the rest of your life...!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Frank Caruso, L.Ac. on 07-05-16

The Urban Monk swears a lot.

I really enjoyed this book and found many great topics for myself and some I can share with my patients. I do however think the author should curb his cuss words. I am the first to use them in various situations but in a book like this? It just seemed incongruous and quite tacky. There was a lot of it. The author should realize that his readers are not only millennial who might find this cool, but I can assure him, it wasn't.
Pedram, you don't need to swear to emphasize your points. You are obviously very articulate and have an abundance of valuable information but I think you can take your writing to another level by omitting the poor word choices.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 07-21-16

one of the best

one of the best audio books I've listened to period, well read, insightful meaningful, thought provoking. I'm going straight back and listening all over again!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 07-15-16


What a great book - full of amazing suggestions for reconnecting with nature and those around you. I will be listening this again, and also buying the book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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