• Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions

  • By: Lori Deschene
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions

By: Lori Deschene
Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
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The Web site Tiny Buddha began as a quote-a-day Twitter account, @tinybuddha, in 2008. Lori Deschene's daily wisdom posts about mindfulness, nonattachment, and happiness became so popular that she now has more than 200,000 Twitter followers who share quotes and stories about inspiration in their daily lives.

Deschene asked her Twitter followers to contribute their thoughts and perspectives on the difficult questions that influence how we live our everyday lives: thoughts about the meaning of life, pain, happiness, fate, and more.

Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions is a combination of the amazing responses that she received along with her own insightful essays, and insights from wise teachers around the world and throughout time. Deschene explores how these issues have played out in her own life and offers action-oriented suggestions to help people empower themselves, even in a world with so much uncertainty. The result is a guide that helps listeners discover the endless possibilities for a life lived mindfully in the present and connected to others.

©2011 Lori Deschene (P)2012 Tantor

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"This fresh, practical guide to mindfulness and meaning will resonate with those facing the grim financial outlook, the vagaries of online dating, and the pressures and boons of social media." ( Booklist)

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Just the right amount of knowledge..

Lori, has a way of weaving her story and the enlightenment of others from her twitter account that makes for encouragement and the feeling of connection we all must have.

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Nope.

I expected a story of strength & courage. Instead I got Twitter comments read outloud. Like a Twitter post, it held my attention for less than a minute and then I moved on. Save your dollars.

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I thought the book was more about budda lessons, n

struggled to finish. I thought it would be taught by a Buddhist. not her life

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Amazing and Awesome!!

Lori Deschene gets it! I have spent countless dollars and time reading personal development books. But in the first two chapters I realized Lori gets me and gets it! Her words of wisdom are invaluable!

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You are not alone in your feelings

Any book I read that reiterates the fact that I'm not alone in my uncertainties in life is usually a good read for me. Tiny Budda touches base on that aspect in life along with importance to allow your setbacks to help you grow in knowledge and self awareness.

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Replayed Often

I replay this one a LOT. It's such a gem. I cannot recommend this author highly enough!