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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (84 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: The Dalai Lama Narrator: Ken McLeod Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9781593971106
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In this extensive lesson, Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, beautifully elucidates the meaning of the path to enlightenment. His discourse arises from the Third Dalai Lama's brilliant and powerful work, Essence of Refined Gold, a classic text that summarizes the meaning of all Buddha's teachings. The subject of Essence is the Lam Rim, a term that literally means "stages on the spiritual path." Through his insightful exploration and interpretation of Essence of Refined Gold, the Dalai Lama speaks directly to the listener, offering spiritual advice, personal reflections, and scriptural commentary. He also describes in practical terms the essential instructions the student must follow to attain enlightenment. With this program, you can explore the depths of your consciousness and ultimately see the world and yourself in a totally new light. Its direct approach and lucid style make The Path to Enlightenment one of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For its down-to-earth style and rich spiritual teachings, this must rank as one of the finest Buddhist books. The Middle Way

  • . . . presented in a practical and understandable form . . . highly recommendable as a practical guide to Tibetan Buddhism. Quest magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny Axelrod | 3/4/2011

    " I love this guy. Helped me understand that my spirituality is very grounded in this world, and that I didn't need some 'god' to teach me the difference between right and wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Monti | 7/23/2006

    " I'm not ready to call myself Buddhist (I was going to say "become" instead of "call myself", but I'm not sure exactly what that would mean or really what the difference is. "call myself" sounded more like I don't know what it meant to "become"), but a great introduction to the practice and beliefs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casie | 11/9/2003

    " I don't know why I found this hilarious. But the advice to think about death and the various manner of dying set me into giggles and the consideration of all of the horrors of coming back as an insect brought me to tears of laughter. "

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About the Author

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor. As the world’s foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and world peace. He is the author of over seventy books and has received a number of awards, honorary doctorates, and other accolades for his work.