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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lama Surya Das Narrator: Lama Surya Das Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2001 ISBN:
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Everyone needs to feel connected, to love and feel loved, to reach out to others and communicate in order to overcome alienation, loneliness, and a feeling of being disconnected. In Awakening the Buddhist Heart, Surya Das shows you how to reach inward and outward. By developing spiritual intelligence, a sense of compassion that helps us be more sensitive, more aware of our own feelings and the feelings of those around us, we become more intuitive; we relate better and love better. Cultivating spiritual intelligence and learning how to connect will improve our capacity for intimacy, making us better mates, friends, parents, and co-workers; it helps all of us to become more giving and brings us fulfillment, meaning, and love.

Using down-to-earth, everyday experiences and stories, as well as specific ancient Buddhist practices and mediations, Surya Das illustrates how to develop authentic presence, how to connect to our own experience, build deeper relationships, embrace life's lessons, as well as learn how to love what you don't like. With tremendous insight he explores specific ways in which we can more fruitfully relate to our own experiences as well as each other in today's fast-paced, complicated, and often confusing world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja Reid | 8/4/2013

    " A good overview of several traditions of Buddhism, with an emphasis on Tibetan Buddhism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/25/2013

    " Excellent introduction to the basic Buddha teachings and how to live a spiritual life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 3/8/2013

    " This follows on very well from "Awakening the Buddha Within". Reads well however often you open it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/7/2013

    " Easy to read and understand -not particularly my belief system- but it never hurts to add more understanding and acceptance into my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bean | 11/18/2012

    " if I could give this book six stars, I would! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 10/30/2012

    " This book kicked my ass. Chalk full of great stories and information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Chapman | 9/24/2012

    " So great. I listen to this audiobook about once every 18 months. Allows you to reconnect to your life and your world reminding you how beautiful simple acts like walking a dog can be utterly joyful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Halma | 5/31/2012

    " Lama Surya Das is a great writer - Jewish "boy" become Buddhist monk - top that! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linus | 3/15/2012

    " Definitely a good book to want to move your life forward with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/16/2012

    " I didn't always like the author's style and chosen example stories, but this book contained enough personally important messages for me to feel I really got something out of reading it when I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 1/14/2012

    " his trilogy of awakening is a constant recommendation for anyone i talk to interested in buddhism. he writes with humour, humility and practices that are straightforward and life changing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 11/28/2011

    " I like Lama Surya Das's books as he is a westerner and he breaks it down to a leval that westerners can easily grasp. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 11/24/2011

    " The purpose of Buddhism is to be happy, and this book helps with that goal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 9/17/2011

    " I've been thinking a lot lately about my attitude towards others and right speech. This was the perfect book to read at this point in time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 2/14/2011

    " I've been thinking a lot lately about my attitude towards others and right speech. This was the perfect book to read at this point in time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bean | 3/7/2010

    " if I could give this book six stars, I would! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 3/5/2010

    " A good overview of several traditions of Buddhism, with an emphasis on Tibetan Buddhism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/6/2010

    " So great. I listen to this audiobook about once every 18 months. Allows you to reconnect to your life and your world reminding you how beautiful simple acts like walking a dog can be utterly joyful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 3/19/2009

    " This book kicked my ass. Chalk full of great stories and information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 10/1/2008

    " Excellent introudction to buddhism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/12/2008

    " Easy to read and understand -not particularly my belief system- but it never hurts to add more understanding and acceptance into my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linus | 6/29/2008

    " Definitely a good book to want to move your life forward with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 4/8/2008

    " I like Lama Surya Das's books as he is a westerner and he breaks it down to a leval that westerners can easily grasp. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 9/9/2007

    " The purpose of Buddhism is to be happy, and this book helps with that goal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/8/2007

    " Excellent introduction to the basic Buddha teachings and how to live a spiritual life. "

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About the Author
Author Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost American Buddhist teachers and scholars, is the founder and spiritual director of the Dzogchen foundation in Massachusetts and California. He is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom in the Modern World and Buddha Is as Buddha Does.