For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But how does it work? In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, he weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds.
With an introduction by co-author Eric Swanson, The Joy of Living is a stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives.
©2007 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (P)2007 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.
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"This book is a fresh breath from the meditation room, written with kindness, energy, and wit. Three cheers for a cheerful contemplative." ( Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ben on 26-05-10

The Joy of living

This book is the first audiobook on Buddhist teachings I have tried.
While some books I have read (and subsequently re-read!) can be heavy going, I found this book to be remarkably refreshing.
The author uses simple methods to convey his meanings and while makes things easy to understand, does not oversimplify the subject.
Some sections seem hard to grasp first time around, but upon relistening I found the subject very enlightrning indeed. In fact I had to rewind much less than I have had to re-read other books on the subject.

A good starting point for anyone who wants to know about Buddhist teachings.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Samual Jackson on 02-05-17

life changing wisdom

This is an amazing book. I have read it and now its also become a daily listen to prepare you for whatever life throws at you. Very well read and thoroughly enjoyable.

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3 out of 5 stars
By John on 09-12-07


This is a great, great book. Unfortunately this audio version is severly abridged. Better to read the print version.

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5 out of 5 stars
By C on 16-12-08

Excellent book about awareness

A book for people interested in the nature of reality. Concise, scientifically oriented and spiritual at the same time. Easy to listen to but requires attention.

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