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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dinty W. Moore Narrator: Jack Hawkins Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2000 ISBN:
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Dinty Moore never intended to change his life, he just wanted to document the lives of others. This investigative reporter set out to explore America's fascination with Buddhism and found himself enthralled. You will be too, as Moore takes you into the world of American-style Buddhism, from a mountain retreat for executives learning to deal with stress to a Tibetan Freedom Concert with the Beastie Boys. You'll meet a Zen teacher holding classes in an old Quaker farmhouse and sit in on Change Your Mind Day, a kind of annual be-in held in Central Park. And who knows? Maybe your life will change too. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 2/19/2014

    " A surprisingly entertaining (and fast) read for a book that's essentially about searching for spirituality. Would give this 4 1/2 stars if this rating system allowed it... "

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

    " So funny; so insightful; My introduction to the "monkey mind"! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbey | 2/13/2014

    " Learned how American Buddhists practice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/11/2014

    " Casual, yet meaningful and informative. Nice lack or pretense, nice amount of information and personal experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 1/29/2014

    " This was a highly engaging book, and very informative. I learned a lot about Buddhism and the various paths involved. And not in some distant narrative. Moore's quest to understand Buddhism leads him to discover what it means to him personally, and we see the transition taking place throughout the book. Not only does the reader walk away with more knowledge about Buddhism, but also some hope that the path their walking is, indeed, part of The Path. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 1/29/2014

    " This is a funny introduction to the world of Buddhism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/25/2014

    " Not a prize winner, but an interesting journey from observer to participater in the process of buddhism in America. Doesn't necessarily answer questions, but certainly makes the reader feel comfortable with the unanswered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/19/2014

    " Loved it! Moving through his own experiences with Buddhism and meditation, I found myself, at the end, meditating and deepening my Christian faith. Funny and warm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Low | 1/12/2014

    " This is a really good book about different Buddhist communities in the U.S.--from an insider's point of view. I've practiced with my local Kuan Um Zen group a little, and this gives me an idea of the range of practices. Meditation really helps, by the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zombietree | 1/5/2014

    " Great, non-dogmatic book about a skeptic's experiences while investigating Buddhism and the people who practice it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ira | 12/22/2013

    " You want to learn about Buddhism, this is the book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 10/30/2013

    " Great book that allows "Christians" to explore the beauty of other religions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 11/9/2012

    " Raised Catholic I thoroughly enjoyed going on a journey of exploring Buddhism with a like-minded individual who had a similar upbringing and outlook on life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alohadudenyc | 6/5/2012

    " dinty w. moore's wild ride thru different styles of buddhism. a pure delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/31/2012

    " Good so far in terms of thinking about American Buddhism and calming your mind...which I think is what made me pick it up in the first place. That and the author's name caught my eye:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 12/22/2011

    " American Buddhist. Sort of a dharma travelogue. OK, but I prefer van de Wetering's memoir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karol K | 11/6/2011

    " Loved it. Will do walking meditation from now on, now that I know what it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 8/26/2011

    " I remember this was entertaining and easy to relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Unigami | 8/26/2011

    " Follow Dinty Moore (yes that is his real name) as he embarks on a journey to learn about Buddhism. Funny, informative, and a great introduction for anyone interested in Zen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 8/20/2011

    " an interesting story of a search to find the unfindable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/25/2011

    " An easy to understand, light-hearted search for an American Buddhism and a little enlightenment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 3/11/2011

    " Loved it! Moving through his own experiences with Buddhism and meditation, I found myself, at the end, meditating and deepening my Christian faith. Funny and warm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 12/30/2010

    " This is a funny introduction to the world of Buddhism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/18/2010

    " An easy to understand, light-hearted search for an American Buddhism and a little enlightenment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 1/29/2010

    " I liked this, on the whole. Shame about the cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/16/2010

    " Good so far in terms of thinking about American Buddhism and calming your mind...which I think is what made me pick it up in the first place. That and the author's name caught my eye:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/11/2009

    " No matter what your religious beliefs are or even if you have no beliefs this is a fantastic book that will get you thinking on a whole different level! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 7/9/2009

    " A surprisingly entertaining (and fast) read for a book that's essentially about searching for spirituality. Would give this 4 1/2 stars if this rating system allowed it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 6/14/2009

    " I think I could really get into American Buddhism... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 4/12/2009

    " Casual, yet meaningful and informative. Nice lack or pretense, nice amount of information and personal experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alohadudenyc | 3/17/2009

    " dinty w. moore's wild ride thru different styles of buddhism. a pure delight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 3/9/2009

    " an interesting story of a search to find the unfindable. "

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