Buddhism for Busy People

  • by David Michie
  • Narrated by Nicholas Bell
  • 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Most Helpful

The best introduction to Buddhism I have come acro

If you could sum up Buddhism for Busy People in three words, what would they be?

Informative, engaging, practical


What other book might you compare Buddhism for Busy People to, and why?

I don't think I have come across any other books that mix life and religion in quite the same way


Which character – as performed by Nicholas Bell – was your favourite?

The author David Michie


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Train your mind to see the world more clearly


Any additional comments?

This book manages to be informative without being dull. The way the authors weaves his everyday life into to the book is really helpful. It feels relatable and real. It's a mixture of stories, instructions and belief which keeps it interesting.

I have re listened to it many times even though I am not religious. I think there is a lot to be said for practical advice simply put.

The narrator does a particularly good job. He has a very gentle voice and it really adds to feel of the book.

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- Alathia

A new angle

I really enjoyed this book. It gives a fresh view on Buddhism that runs parallel with the authors own personal journey. The narration has a clean quality that is refreshing a sympathetic to the subject.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-11-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd