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    • Buddhism

    • One Teacher, Many Traditions
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with clarity the convergences and the divergences between the two major strains of Buddhism - the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable..one of the greatest texts of all time

    • By Colleen Kelly on 01-12-2017

    Regular price: $36.54

    • In the Buddha's Words

    • An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon
    • By: Bhikkhu Bodhi - editor and translator
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into 10 thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In the Buddha's own words

    • By Wayne on 27-11-2018

    Regular price: $43.87

    • On Language

    • Chomsky's Classic Works 'Language and Responsibility' and 'Reflections on Language'
    • By: Noam Chomsky, Mitsou Ronat
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
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    Described by the New York Times as "arguably the most important intellectual alive," Noam Chomsky is known throughout the world for his highly influential writings on language and politics. Featuring two of Chomsky's most popular and enduring books in one omnibus volume, On Language contains some of the noted linguist and political critic's most informal and accessible work to date, making it an ideal introduction to his thought.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Being Nobody Going Nowhere

    • Meditations on the Buddhist Path
    • By: Ayya Khema
    • Narrated by: Claire Slemmer, Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • There are better books out there.

    • By lilacliping on 28-12-2018

    Regular price: $29.22

    • Introduction to Tantra

    • The Transformation of Desire
    • By: Lama Thubten Yeshe, Jonathan Landaw - editor
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 06-10-2017

    Regular price: $21.90

    • Soul Without Shame

    • A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within
    • By: Byron Brown, A.H. Almaas (Foreward)
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Whether we call it the inner critic, superego, or just plain nag, most of us have a "judge within" who's constantly on our case. A comprehensive guide to understanding how the inner critic works, this book offers practical, positive suggestions for breaking free of it. Using straightforward language and examples from everyday life, Byron Brown shows: Where the inner judge came from. How it operates. Why it trips us up. Why we believe we need it. How to develop awareness of it. How to disengage from it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get ready to realise your Judge is NOT your friend

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-01-2016

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Nothing Holy About It

    • The Zen of Being Just Who You Are
    • By: Tim Burkett
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    According to legend, when the founder of Zen Buddhism was asked about the main principle of his holy teaching, he replied that there was "nothing holy about it!" Now, a millennium and a half later, Tim Burkett reveals how and why the wisdom of nonholiness is the key to a joyful heart. You don't need to go looking for something sacred - the happiness you seek is right where you are.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad but not great

    • By Cameron on 11-01-2017

    Regular price: $29.22

    • The Meursault Investigation

    • By: Kamel Daoud, John Cullen - translator
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus' classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: He gives his brother a story and a name - Musa - and describes the events that led to Musa's casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing interesting here ...

    • By graham smith on 23-02-2016

    Regular price: $21.69

    • Tides of Honour

    • By: Genevieve Graham
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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    In the summer of 1916, Private Daniel Baker marches into battle with the boys of Nova Scotia's 25th Battalion. Out of brutal necessity, Danny has steeled himself against the trials and horrors of war, but he is completely unprepared to meet the love of his life in war-torn France. Audrey Poulin has the soul of an artist. She lives alone with her grandmother in the quiet French countryside, where her only joy is in her brush and palette. When by chance she encounters Danny, the handsome young soldier captures her heart and inspires her painting.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

    • An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation
    • By: Bhante Henepola Gunarantana, John Peddicord
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Countless people worldwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and best-selling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now, after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level - helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly style, Bhante introduces the listener to what have been known for centuries as the jhanas - deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A silent book

    • By lilacliping on 09-08-2018

    Regular price: $29.22

    • The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

    • A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life
    • By: Lawrence A. Peltz MD, Ronald D. Siegel PsyD (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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    Here, Dr. Lawrence Peltz, who has worked as an addiction psychiatrist for more than two decades, draws from his clinical experience and on the techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to explain the fundamental dynamics of addiction and the stages of the recovery process, and also gives us specific mindfulness exercises to support recovery.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • Theory of Everything

    • An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality
    • By: Ken Wilber
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an exploration!

    • By Miriam Henke on 04-12-2018

    Regular price: $29.22

    • Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

    • By: Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass, Prentice Onayemi, Allyson Johnson, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Selected testimonies to living history-speeches, letters, poems, songs-offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence; Naomi Klein, speaking from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Liberty Square; a member of Dream Defenders, a youth organization that confronts systemic racial inequality; and more.

    Regular price: $53.60

    • Bee Time

    • Lessons from the Hive
    • By: Mark L. Winston
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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    Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes. Bee Time presents his reflections on three decades spent studying these remarkable creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world, from the boardroom to urban design to agricultural ecosystems.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • The Bliss of Inner Fire

    • Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa
    • By: Lama Thubten Yeshe
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the classic best seller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound and wonderfully clear glimpse into the sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general. Lama's own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • Before She Sleeps

    • A Novel
    • By: Bina Shah
    • Narrated by: Deepti Gupta, Lameece Issaq, Soneela Nankani, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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    In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of Southwest Asia, gender selection, war, and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and now females must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible. Yet there are some who resist, women who live in an underground collective and refuse to be part of the system. Secretly protected by the highest echelons of power, they emerge only at night....

    Regular price: $34.76

    • Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying

    • An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama
    • By: Francisco J. Varela PhD
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For modern science, the transitional states of consciousness lie at the forefront of research in many fields. For a Buddhist practitioner, these same states present crucial opportunities to explore and transform consciousness itself. This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around three key moments of consciousness - sleep, dreams, and death - the conversations recorded here are both engrossing and highly listenable.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • Cruel World

    • A Novel
    • By: Joe Hart
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hidden away from the world by his famous father, Quinn Kelly strives to find meaning in his life while struggling with a deformity that has kept him from leaving the only home he has ever known. On the eve of his departure a sudden and deadly virus sweeps across the nation, killing nearly all it touches. Within days Quinn is left to fend for himself in an empty world. But there is something still very much alive beyond the walls of his sanctuary.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • 50 Greatest Short Stories

    • By: Terry O'Brien - editor, Terry O'Brien - introduction
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi, Deepti Gupta
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
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    Selected from the best of the world's short fiction, 50 Great Short Stories brings together writings by great masters of the genre. Carefully picked for their timeless quality, listeners are sure to be delighted by the inclusion of such favourites as 'The Gift of the Magi', 'The Lady with the Dog', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Rain' and 'Mrs Packletide's Tiger', to name but a few.

    Regular price: $50.23

    • The Corpse Washer

    • By: Sinan Antoon
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young Jawad, born to a traditional Shi'ite family of corpse washers and shrouders in Baghdad, decides to abandon the family tradition, choosing instead to become a sculptor, to celebrate life rather than tend to death. He enters Baghdad's Academy of Fine Arts in the late 1980s, in defiance of his father's wishes and determined to forge his own path. But the circumstances of history dictate otherwise.

    Regular price: $28.94

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