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  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (1,243 ratings)

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Buddhism for Busy People

By: David Michie
Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
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Summary

The best-selling introduction to Buddhism. 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.

Please note: new audio was uploaded for this product on June 4th 2019 - additional meditations are now included at the end of the audiobook.

©2008 David Michie (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

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An accessible and informative read for all enquirers

Practical, simple and carefully constructed guide to anyone wanting to enquire how they might begin to understand and use simple techniques to improve their lives. You don’t have to be committed to Buddhism to listen to this!
I’m going to keep coming back to this time and time again.

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A great and informative listen

I've been curious about Buddhism and I definately feel like this audio book was a great introduction. lots of it made perfect sense to me but some aspects still seem far fetched. I will continue my investigation

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Best narration ever!

Bravo Nicholas Bell. Such a fantastic choice of a narrator - the perfect match. Nicholas just feels so natural in this. Of the 30 odd books I've amassed in my Audible account over the years this is the absolutely best "book / narrator" match hands down. Perfection!

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Brilliant book

I got through this book so quick as it was really interesting and has been a great insight in Buddhism and the modern world and mind. I will be taking some of the practices with me into my every day life

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Excellent guide and insight

A well thought out and structured book on Buddhism giving practical tips and examples from the authors life and experience

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Really enjoyable

This book has rekindled my desire to be a better Buddhist and really explore the buddhist teachings and become better at meditation. I would recommend it wholeheartedly

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Simple, concise and clear

Simple, concise and clear. Fantastic narrations which were very helpful indeed.
You could not get lost or confused in this audio book, everything interconnects perfectly.
Felt like I was having coffee whilst taking to a great friend.
I felt the heart in the audio book and really felt as though the narrator sought a deep and meaningful connection with his listeners.
A very smooth listen, the best part was that it didn't feel like a lecture.

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Love this book

This book has become very special for me and I listen to the meditations most days as part of my daily routine...one of my best purchases on audiobooks

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useful

A good introduction to Buddhism and I will likely listen to this again. my only grief is that the voice and tone are gentle so it's easy to lose focus while trying to listen to it.

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Really good for me

i found this really good as i didnt know anything about Buddhism before and now I have very clearly grasped the key concepts.

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