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Download Buddhism for Busy People Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Michie Narrator: Nicholas Bell Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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The best-selling introduction to Buddhism. Includes Bonus Meditation CD. Every once in a while you come across an extraordinary book with the power to change your life. Buddhism For Busy People is one such book.

What does it take to be happy? We've all asked ourselves this question at some point, but few of us have found the path to lasting fulfillment.

David Michie thought he had achieved his life's goals - the high level job, the expensive city apartment, the luxury car, great holidays...but a small voice was telling him he wasn't really happy. A chance remark from a naturopath sent him to his local Buddhist centre. There, he began the most important journey of his life.

In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/14/2014

    " a wonderful book easy to read and understand and a great resource to have "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/11/2014

    " As even the Dalai Lama jokes he is not sure why people want to live as a Buddhist (love that smile). If we could all just take one small piece of this with us in life, the world would be a better place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 12/11/2013

    " Good review of principles and implementation suggestions, but the overall message to me was that you have to have a guru with whom you could devote a lot of time. That seems impractical for busy people thus negating the expectation for reading the book???? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/11/2013

    " Very enjoyable and interesting. The author talks about his journey into Buddhism. He makes some keen observations about life that really hit home. I will re-read this book again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 12/7/2013

    " The best, most accessible book I've read on Buddhism so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Lewis | 12/7/2013

    " Couldn't finish it. It's primarily a memoir, but I just couldn't get into the guy's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Mcdonnell | 11/27/2013

    " Great introduction to Buddhism and every day application. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila Sorenson | 9/8/2013

    " audible listen on this one. Great overview of buddhist principles...and how to meditate. Read it and DO IT..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 8/30/2013

    " An interesting and simple introduction to the principles of Buddhism. Appropriately, as a "busy person," I listened to the audiobook while I did other things. I recommend the audiobook -- it has a good reader with a pleasant voice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayne | 8/24/2013

    " A good basic guide to Buddhism and meditation practise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 8/11/2013

    " explains some concepts really well in a way I could relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/24/2013

    " This is a worthwhile beginning Buddhism book. I think there are some good ideas even for those more well versed in the practice, but likely they will find this a little simple. For the audience, this is well written and understandable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Romaine | 6/17/2013

    " Excellent humorous introduction to Buddhism. Highly recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/7/2013

    " Need to re-read this before having another go at Foundations of Japanese Buddhism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 2/8/2013

    " Makes me want to start meditating again. This was an interesting perspecitve on things, more accessible than The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (which was also excellent). Certainly a good first look for interested parties. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/31/2012

    " I think there is a lot to be learned in Buddhism. This book was a bit too brief but it did peak my interest to learn more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Andersen | 12/23/2012

    " Good introduction to Buddhist Philosophy, I didn't think it was over my head and the writer's style is very humble and sort of funny. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phoenix | 6/11/2012

    " Fantastic! This is one of the most comprehensive, yet easy to understand, books on the basic principles and teachings of Buddhism I have come across. You don't need any prior knowledge of Buddhism to get benefit from this text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/27/2012

    " I was skeptical (due to the many "for dummies" books), but this was a very comprehensive overview and easy to grasp for beginners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Ford | 1/24/2012

    " Really enjoyed this practical introduction to Buddhist teachings and philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noman Bajwa | 10/16/2011

    " Interesting but difficult at times to maintain the readers attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Hanson | 8/4/2011

    " This is an incredible book! I am only halfway through it and already I am finding myself to be more conscious of how my mind is affecting my experience of the world. This book is already helping me to adjust the way I think in order to have more stress-free and happy existence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne | 6/19/2011

    " A really interesting read. David Michie took me through his journey and introduction into Buddhism and I found it extremely enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 5/12/2011

    " Makes me want to start meditating again. This was an interesting perspecitve on things, more accessible than The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (which was also excellent). Certainly a good first look for interested parties. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 7/5/2010

    " I think there is a lot to be learned in Buddhism. This book was a bit too brief but it did peak my interest to learn more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/14/2010

    " Good introduction to Buddhism (at least for me). Great prep for seeing the Dalai Lama today! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/7/2010

    " This is an incredible book! I am only halfway through it and already I am finding myself to be more conscious of how my mind is affecting my experience of the world. This book is already helping me to adjust the way I think in order to have more stress-free and happy existence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 9/3/2009

    " If you occasionally have road rage or get easily irritated at “stupid people”. Good read for a better lifestyle "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 6/22/2009

    " Really enjoyed this practical introduction to Buddhist teachings and philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 6/8/2009

    " As even the Dalai Lama jokes he is not sure why people want to live as a Buddhist (love that smile). If we could all just take one small piece of this with us in life, the world would be a better place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 1/24/2009

    " The best, most accessible book I've read on Buddhism so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/25/2008

    " a wonderful book easy to read and understand and a great resource to have "

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