• Have You Ever Wondered Why!

  • The Practical Guide to Practice Buddhism to Build Stress and Anxiety Free Sustainable Life Including Meditation Techniques; Turn Sufferings into Success
  • By: Lee H. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Darren Schilling
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? Do you want to learn how to free yourself from stress and anxiety and live a life brimming with joy? Then, keep reading....

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” (Buddha)

As the fourth with the largest number of believers globally, it is estimated that there are around 488 and 535 million Buddhists, which would represent eight percent of the world's population. Buddhists make up roughly one percent of the adult population in the United States, and about two-thirds of US Buddhists are Asian Americans.

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” (Buddha)

For centuries Buddhists and Hindus have used meditation as a tool to focus their energy inward to explore the mental state of joy, get rid of negative emotions and develop wisdom, compassion and improve well-being on an individual and societal level.

Buddhism, thanks to the positive benefits it can offer to those who want to practice it, is becoming increasingly common. You will alleviate anxiety and tension and bring clarity and joy to your mind by following the principles of Buddhism and by practicing mindfulness meditation.

In Have You Ever Wondered Why!, you will discover:

  • Three simple but effective practice of mindful meditation technique in order to reduce stress and anxiety
  • The core Buddhist principles and teachings explained in easy-to-understandable ideas
  • Daily practices that anchor your emotional and spiritual lives.
  • The values you should pursue if you want to follow Buddha's path
  • The philosophical and scientific way of understanding and practicing the noble path of Buddhism.
  • A historical time frame of renowned Buddhist events for the understanding of the evolution of this philosophy. 
  • The facts about karma and rebirth you do not know that can mould your life into spiritual enlightens.

Buddhism stands apart as a succinct and realistic guide to infusing your life with its many teachings. If you are curious about Buddhism and want to find the answers you seek, then look no further than this qualitative guidebook.

If you want to enjoy better focus and concentration, improved self-awareness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and anxiety, and fostering kindness, then scroll up and click the "buy now" button.

©2021 Lee H. Thompson (P)2021 Lee H. Thompson

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It's a long audiobook but really worth your time!

A very good summary that touches on a myriad of interesting topics and ideas. A relaxing and inspirational listen that is not preachy; much like its subject matter. A wonderful collection of Buddhist teachings for the beginner or expert. I was able to follow and practice easily. the calmness and tone of voice of the narrator was a blessing. I was very satisfied when I purchased this audiobook. I recommend this audiobook for everyone.

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Very Comprehensive

This audible helped me so much in learning how buddhism works and how to start practicing it in today life style. I love how even in my own life I can learn to relax and work on ridding myself of stress. Well narrated by a qualified narrator and valuable subject to learn for me. Very clear and concise exposition of the differences and commonalities among the various traditions in Buddhism.

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This really is the Place to Start

If you’d like an intro to Buddhism with an acknowledgement to the “asker” having been raised in Western culture, this audible will surely provide you with some good nuggets to chew on. This is an overview of Buddhism. if you're unsure where to start or what it's about then this would be a good audible to start with.

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Accessible intro to buddhism!

This is a good introduction for people with little or no understanding. I like how many questions were answered plainly instead of using vague metaphors. very informative no matter how advanced or wherever you are on your path to enlightenment, this book is perfect..to the point and briefly but completely explains most questions a beginner may have. I really liked this for learning about buddhism. very informative and in a way easy to understand for people who don't know anything about it.

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Insightful introduction to Buddhism!

I really enjoyed how the book explained the concepts of Buddhism in simple terms for someone who is just starting to explore this religion. I found myself following along intently and even able to apply concepts immediately into my everyday life. This was a great introduction to the buddhist way of thinking. you can listen multiple time and always take away something positive. This book is very informative and has helped me get a much better understanding of Buddhism in all its aspects.

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This is ideal.

I began to like the Buddha religion after a companion acquainted it with me. That explains this guide. After hearing it, I'm wanting to make home stylistic layout decal stickers with Buddhism ideas in it. This current one's ideal. Gave me a great deal of statements to browse. Impressive! It has presented readers how-to instructions for Western practitioners and remains one of the most influential and inspiring Buddhism books for me. I'm happily recommending it!

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I would recommend this book!

Overall, especially thanks to the author. This audiobook is impressive. I slanted such tremendous quantities of effective things from this audiobook. I highly appreciate the ways of taking in the audible. Highly recommended this book.

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wonderful reference!

So, I profoundly prescribe this incredible audiobook. I listen to the entire book a got extraordinary emotions about it. The content of this audio book is really very helpful for all. Easy and interesting to listen audio. Thanks to narrator for giving us this highly informative audio book.

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Beautiful

The instructor clearly has a passion for sharing Buddhism and putting it in lay terms. I'll definitely be revisiting this audible again! His quiet, humorous delivery is very pleasant to listen to. I really learned a great deal without having to focus deeply - I mostly listened to this.

This audible is a good introduction with a few details and answers to common questions for beginners. . I will be back for more. Thank you for the experience. Tuning in to this is a synergistic method to trigger those lone snapshots of appreciation. I feel progressively great with the Buddha religion.

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Best book on the law of attraction

This book is awesome because it condenses everything and transmits only the most important points and gives reference to where you can find further information. It's a great beginningers introduction. Clear and simple explanation of Buddhist philosophy and beliefs for non practitioners and the curious! It helps you focus on the present moment. The author reminds us of what is truly important. I enjoyed listening this book.

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  • 08-21-21

Compelling argument.

A must listen for anyone struggling with the way Buddhism is traditionally presented. Wright does an amazing job linking evolutionary psychology and Buddhism. The justification of core Buddhist concept via natural selection is a refreshing way of looking at Buddhism. I found this way to follow since just prior to this book.

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  • 08-19-21

Thorough and educating.

I especially loved how he emphasized that seeing the world and ourselves more clearly, we have more control over which feelings to engage with or not. I came to this book looking for a way to control my emotions more, and I certainly found it. the performance of the reader was spectacular. he has a very clear voice and very soothing. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Owen Gravley  
  • 08-18-21

Easy and Relax!

This book explains Buddhism in a clear and easy to understand way. If you're curious about Buddhism and want a straight forward explanation. Take a listen. You'll get explanations to frequently asked questions. I really enjoyed it! This is a really nice book that is easy to understand, and if you are on Audible, to listen to, and get all the information laid within easily. For someone who it is just beginning to understand and read about Buddhism id the perfect start! The author did a great job try to explain and mention the concepts and ideas in a clear way.. must for starters.

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  • Kina Thong  
  • 08-17-21

It's perfect

I learned so much from this listen, that I'll definitely listen again and try to understand the origin of each of these teachings. I plan to take the Buddhist philosophy into my own life along with my chosen spiritual/religious pursuits. I like to listen to this in the background through my day to really hammer in the basics. I really am so grateful for this and highly recommend.

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  • 08-15-21

Good Basic of Buddhism

After listening to this, I feel I have a good enough grasp on fundamentals to look into more detailed topics like sects and tradition. This is a clear and to the point explanation about Buddhism. One can easily find guidance here, if one wants to know what Buddhism is and if it's helpful to them. learned a lot about Buddhism overall and the questions surrounding it. a really great into!

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  • Claudette Goss  
  • 08-15-21

Enjoyed more the second time hearing.

I have listen many beginners guides to Buddhism and it’s practices over the years, this is definitely the best one I have ever encountered. The narrator teaches you the basics and even a few advanced concepts in clear and simple terms that anyone can understand. Two thumbs up!

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  • Jacquelin
  • 08-14-21

This audio book is helping me to change my life!

All of the concepts are very easily explained, and how you can implement them into your daily lives. I loved every minute of it, and will now listen his full book called Secular Buddhism. I’m joining a group in my area that has been meeting and using Thompson’s concepts of applying these principles in our daily lives.

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  • Maud Aube  
  • 08-14-21

Life improving listen

I would highly recommend it to everyone looking for inspirational introduction to Buddhism and its teachings. Such wonderful wisdom shared with clarity and humor. I would recommend this book to everyone, beginners and those with years of practice. Loved it. Very informative and entertaining as well. Darren Schilling is an excellent teacher. Fantastic.

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  • Thersa Acedo  
  • 08-12-21

Thorough, beautiful and deep

I got this to fill in the gaps in my understanding of Buddhism. I'm not exactly a beginner, but I have emphasized certain aspects in my study and practice. I wanted a fuller understanding. Not only does this audio book give a thorough understanding of the basics, it touches the heart with its love and deep spirituality. Thompson is a truly wise man. I recommend this to both beginners and those who want to add more depth to their practice.

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  • Elizebeth Cranor  
  • 08-11-21

A great first look into Buddhism

Even if you are not looking for enlightenment, this selection has information for leading a calm, centered and spiritual life. At first the live audience threw me off but I came to appreciate their reactions and laughter and got great enjoyment from it. I also purchased Meditation for Beginners from Darren Schilling and have also found it helpful and enjoyable. Listen at bedtime for a great nights sleep. Would recommend.