Beyond the book...
Nightingale-Conant, the world's oldest and largest producer of self-development audio programs, presents Dean Sluyter in a six-hour program based on his book The Zen Commandments. This is not merely a reading of the text but a lively, expanded, far-ranging discussion of the book's ideas.
There are twelve sessions, each about half an hour long, in which Dean explores spiritual concepts, tells stories, makes connections to everything from Greek mythology to American movies, and leads you step by step through an array of exercises and experiences. Like the book version of The Zen Commandments, this program explores ten "suggestions" (as opposed to commandments) that cover the essential points of inner and outer development, leading to a life of greater ease, balance, and open-heartedness. As with all of Dean's books and workshops, the style is down-to-earth and laced with humor, providing a highly accessible introduction to the possibility of becoming more relaxed, joyous, and enlightened within the demanding context of contemporary life.
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The Monk and the Thief:
You and Hercules:
As one listener has said, "Using this program made me feel like Dean was in my house, sitting across the kitchen table, talking about the meaning of life with the kind of passion and clarity that made me say 'Aha!' again and again. I laughed a lot too." Says another, "I especially like the practical exercises in meditation, devotion, opening to others, etc. Doing them with the guidance of Dean's voice is so much easier and more powerful than working from a book. They're something I'll keep coming back to."
Included as a free bonus is Just Being: Natural Meditation, Dean's highly acclaimed guided meditation disc/cassette. This one-hour program, which provides a solid foundation for a regular sitting practice, includes an eyes-closed meditation session, an eyes-open meditation session, and an inspiring, detailed talk on the ins and outs of establishing a daily meditation routine, dealing with common obstacles, and bringing the meditative experience into the moment-by-moment texture of everyday living.