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Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean

By: Lama Thubten Yeshe,Nicholas Ribush - editor
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
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This audiobook contains both of the very popular Lama Yeshe booklets, Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean. These lectures explore the general topics of Buddhism and the mind and are followed by question-and-answer sessions that include a fascinating historic exchange between Lama and a group of psychiatrists illuminating the differences between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.

Becoming Your Own Therapist: These three public talks given by Lama Yeshe present the general topic of Buddhism and each is followed by a lively exchange between Lama and the audience. Lama always enjoyed the give and take of these exchanges and pretty much anything went! While these talks were labeled lectures, Lama actually wanted each of us to use them as mirrors for our minds, to look beyond the words and find ourselves and in this way become our own psychologists.

Make Your Mind an Ocean: The talks given by Lama in this section explore the functions of the mind. Two were lunchtime lectures at Melbourne and Latrobe Universities and one was an evening lecture given to the general public. Perhaps of greatest interest is the lecture entitled "A Buddhist Approach to Mental Illness” in which Lama met with a group of psychiatrists at Prince Henry's Hospital who were delighted to listen and question Lama and thereby reveal the differences between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s spiritual director, to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings in as many ways as possible. Visit us online at www.LamaYeshe.com.

©2003 Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Highly Recommended

I found this an incredibly wise book !! I wish I had found Lama Yeshe years ago; I am happy to have found him now.

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Misleading title

It is actually a good book full of indight, but I find the title misleading.

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Excellent for understanding the nature of our mind, what ails us, and how to remedy it.

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Good ingredients but no recipe

I loved to listen to this book… but then my expectations where too high… I hoped to get the key how to become my own psychologist… so all the books I read are just a whistle in the wind if I don’t have a teacher? where to find a teacher in a catholic country such as Italy and a community who has “never heard” of the bouddhisme… even I enjoyed the book, I’m quite lost right now… I will listen again , maybe I missed something

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Pure wisdom

Really pure wisdom, simple and plain wisdom. This book is crystal clear (at least to me) and the teachings followed by questions greatly help to understand what Lama Yeshe means. Thank you

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Muy bueno. Really like it!

An audiobook that you can hear again and again. And everytime will learn something new.

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Enlightening and Informative

There is so much wisdom in this book. Learning the power of the mind is life changing. I will listen to this book again.

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Really love this book

I’ve listened to several books on Buddhism, this is definitely my favorite. I listen to this one over and over. The readers voice is so soothing, and he really brings the heart/ personality/ and bits of humor through. The information is great & I feel like each time I listen to it I pick up something new. It’s like those who reread the Bible to find answers or guidance for problems they’re currently facing, I feel different parts apply to my life depending on the day. This is a very well earned 5 stars.

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Good

Wasn't expecting the question and answer format. but it was still good. the questions asked were good common questions with satisfying enough answers from a Buddhist perspective.

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  • Vinod Ravi
  • 01-08-22

Wonderful

For those who love Eckhart Tolle and would like to get deeper into understanding both Buddhism and the mind. Friendly and beautifully narrated with good Q&A sessions with great questions like - “does the mind continue to exist after enlightenment?”. Can’t recommend it enough

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  • David M Kellas
  • 07-01-22

Very helpful book explaining Buddhist philosophy

Brings mindfulness to life beautifully. A book I will definitely read again. Thank you.

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  • Mr. G23
  • 06-19-22

this is worth listening to

I cannot believe the things this man was talking about back in 1975... the year I was born. I would have though that these ideas would be heard today with minds being more open but I was wrong. this was a fascinating listen and I really enjoyed it as I try to learn more about Buddhism and live a better life. it did take some time to get used to the narration and the attempts to impersonate the Lama answering questions with a 'no!' that anyone with any interest in martial art films will recognise but I did get used to it in the end. it was an enjoyable listen.

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  • 06-17-22

Very accessible

Transcripts of talks given with Q&A sessions afterwards. Very informative and interesting. Well worth listening to.

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  • Mick E
  • 05-30-22

Wonderful

Highly recommend - profound wisdom treachings from an authentic Tibetan teacher . Suitable for anyone interested in understanding the heart of Tibetan Buddhism

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-22

Enjoyable,

Alot to think about. I will listen to this again after some reflection of the concepts discussed.

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  • Mr M J Shaw
  • 12-31-21

very insightful

I found this really helpful and would recommend to anyone who needs words of wisdom