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Heart of Unconditional Love

A Powerful New Approach to Loving-Kindness Meditation
Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us.

The unconditional love that we all long for - in our own lives and in the world around us - can be awakened effectively with this unique approach to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation. Tulku Thondup gives detailed guidance for meditation, prayers, and visualization in four simple stages that can be practiced in as little as thirty minutes a session. The four-stage format is a brand-new approach being presented for the first time in English, distilled from the author's lifelong study and practice of authentic, traditional teachings.

What if we could experience not only our own body, mind, and heart as a boundless source of loving-kindness, but every particle of the world around us as a beautiful realm filled with the blessing energies of the Buddhas and their celestial abodes? The whole environment would become a miraculous display of unconditional love, wisdom, and power, accompanied by the sweet music of holy prayers and inspirational teachings. This is not just a dream or a fantasy but an effective meditation practice that can bring relief from stress, healing to mind and body, healthier relationships, and a positive new outlook on the world around you.

The Heart of Unconditional Love presents this meditation in a new, four-stage format distilled from the author's lifelong study and practice of authentic, traditional teachings.

©2015 Tulku Thondup Rinpoche (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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this book was magnificent

If you've ever struggled with your Buddhist practice because you weren't "feeling it", this book will get you out of your head and into direct, powerful experience of the Buddha of loving-kindness. An amazing teacher.

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  • Damien Abel
  • 26-10-2018

profound an authentic Buddhist teachings

this profound teaching is one of the best and most simple you'll find out there. It can change your life

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  • Kleydson Schumacker Panzariello
  • 10-09-2020

Fantastic book, poor narration

Amazing book, full of very pratical and useful perspectives and approaches to further develop loving-kindness and positive disposition towards the world and others, 100% recommend! My critcism is not towards the book but the narration. This is my first time listening to Elijah work, so I can't talk about his other audiobooks, but I think he overshooted this one by trying too hard. For example. When quoting someone he would deliberatily try to change his voice, no problem with that, but he tried too hard to modulate a complete different voice that in the end sounded very weird and ended up being more annoying to the point of taking me away from the book. Not a good sign there. The difference and abruptness in pace, going from fast to slow, excited to stale, loud to whispering, there was no consistency throughtout the whole narration, it felt like he was trying a hundred techniques without being a master at any of them, it felt mediocre. My advice would be to focus more on consistency instead of trying too many tricks or puting too much emotion and end up stealing protagonism from the book. It doesn't have to be deeply emotional, or have wide fluctuation or modulation, it's a book, not a movie, so modulation needs to be toned down to not compete with the message. That's my opinion but I'm a random guy on the internet, so take it with a grain of salt. I'm writing this more as a constructive criticism hoping he would read it and it would be helpful.