John Wilkinson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (77 of 93)
Location: Liverpool United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,545,794 - Total Helpful Votes: 77 of 93
Big Mind Big Heart: Finding Your Way by Dennis Genpo Merzel
Big Mind Big Heart: Finding Your Way by Dennis Genpo Merzel
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Over promotes itself, 15 July 2010
I bought this book recently largely on the strengths of the reviews and in spite of being a little put off by the very commercial bias of the authors website

The book promises much in its forward and introduction, making some very bold claims about the Big Mind technique almost being a fast track to enlightenment

I've read the book and it isn't

The technique advocated appears best suited to being undertaken either in a facilitated group situation or working one to one with a trained practitioner. In that context, the technique may be a good one, maybe not I couldn't say.

In the context of the book alone, trying to 'self facilitate', playing the… Read more
Weight Watchers Versatile Vegetarian: 150 Easy Rec&hellip by Weight Watchers
17 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book, 20 April 2005
After all the good reviews, I has hoping for much better. The book has two major downsides, 1) There are no illustrations or pictures, vital in a cook book and 2) The book is in American, so many ingredients need translating e.g anyone know what a 'scallion' is?
Don't buy it.
Buddhism Plain and Simple (Arkana) by Steve Hagen
54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Steven Hagen's book strips away all the cultural accretions surrounding the subject and gets down to the core message.
His style is easy to read and connects with real life.
Rather than dwell on the ins and outs of reincarnation, 'other realms' and distracting imports of mainstream eastern buddhism, Hagen sticks to the main message of the Buddha.
An excellent introduction and one I have come back to after reading other 'recommended' books that seem to miss the point.