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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (329 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tenzin Gyatso Narrator: Jeffrey Hopkins Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The wisdom, support, guidance, and inspiration we need to become successful and fulfilled in our spiritual lives.

In Becoming Enlightened, His Holiness the Dalai Lama powerfully explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace?

Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from today's troubled planet, he presents step-by-step exercises designed to expand our capacity for spiritual growth, along with clear milestones to mark our progress. By following the spiritual practices outlined in Becoming Enlightened, we can learn how to replace troublesome feelings with positive attitudes and embark on a path to achieving an exalted state -- within ourselves and within the larger world.

Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life-long student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened is a remarkable and empowering work that can be enjoyed by seekers of all faiths, at every stage of spiritual development. Download and start listening now!


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  • “Narrator Jeffrey Hopkins is a renowned Buddhist scholar and former translator for the Dalai Lama. Hopkins is intimate with the Dalai Lama’s own speech patterns, as evidenced in his measured pace and calm, kind vocal tones. Like the Dalai Lama himself, Hopkins manages to sound matter-of-fact and accessible even while elucidating the complexities of Buddhist philosophy…As practical as it is profound, and is not to be missed.”


  • “The Dalai Lama is clearly a fantastic teacher, offering great compassion when discussing difficult topics. Highly recommended.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Qiana | 1/20/2014

    " I am just beginning to learn more about Buddhism, so this books was a little too advanced for me. What I could understand was very useful so I plan to return to this later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen Villanueva | 1/7/2014

    " If you believe in life after death this is a wonderful book. If you don't, it's still a wonderful book--but it's no-holds-barred instruction is very difficult to follow, at least for a person like me. Humility; morality; forgiveness; kindness; altruism; understanding why we suffer; and recognizing that the inner attitude is the key to happiness--or at least to being happier--is what this book is about. It's a tough road to refine oneself to become a better person and it is a journey without end. Sometimes I want to avoid facing my many flaws, but to be truly alive it is a prerequisite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gardeyloo | 1/5/2014

    " He does know his beans, or rather his Buddhism, as we have come to expect. And he keeps working at it. This is more a recapitulation than exploring new ground. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pat | 1/1/2014

    " This one may have convinced me to become vegetarian. "

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