Dzogchen Ponlop guides you through the inner revolution that comes from unleashing your rebel buddha. He explains how, by training your mind and understanding your true nature, you can free yourself from needless suffering. He presents a thorough introduction to the essence of the Buddha's teachings and argues that, if we are to bring these teachings fully into our personal experience, we must go beyond the cultural trappings of traditional Asian Buddhism. We all want to find some meaningful truth about who we are, he says, but we can only find it guided by our own wisdom - by our own rebel buddha within.
Introduction read by the author.
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By Bryn T. on 02-05-13
The only book / audio on Buddhism you need....
This is by far the best dissertation on Buddhism I have ever seen and listened to.
I own both the audio and the book and both are well worth the investment in time and money.
No pantheons of gods, no theology at all - Buddhism as many believe the Buddha taught it originally - as a form of working with the mind to develop equanimity.
Highly, highly recommended.
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By Kerouacfan on 07-07-14
Takes a while to get started
If you could sum up Rebel Buddha in three words, what would they be?
Inspiring, Original, Long
Would you recommend Rebel Buddha to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes. Rather than preach Buddhism as is, the author reminds us that even in today's fast-paced life the original Buddha would have still found enlightenment and there is no physical or spiritual reason why we can't too
Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis and Dzogchen Ponlop (introduction) – was your favourite?
This question is not relevant as this book is about Buddha, the author and readers
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Buddha without a pause
Any additional comments?
At first the book seems a little long-winded and dare I say it repetitive. However; as the book goes on and we get to the 'meat' of the subject, the earlier readings act as a call-back
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By Glenn on 24-04-11
Buddhism for the Western World
Excellent book for it makes me want to learn more about Buddhism. I liked that he takes a more philosophical approach as opposed to a religious approach. I also liked that it is written as if the author grew up in Toronto and watched the same TV shows etc. He explained things in a way that made sense and enriched some of my previous beliefs on Buddhism. The book actually made me feel more peaceful.
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By Photo Guy on 20-04-11
another great listen!
Loved it! Very inspirational if you are a rebel (in the kindest sense). Offers permission, and ways, to open your mouth as well as your heart and still be at peace with who you are.
26 of 27 people found this review helpful