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Golf for Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra

Golf for Enlightenment

The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life

by Deepak Chopra

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
4 Hrs.
User Rating
  4.0  Stars Based on 5 ratings


Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights, and frustrations, of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer, from the novice to the expert, can follow. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole.

Chopra's own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a "perfect" swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one's game.

But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself.

Chopra has taken the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path.

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Reviewer LOLJPB
 February 17, 2006
General Content: While I like a lot of Deepak’s stuff there are times where I just find it too abstract to be useful. If you’re looking for something very philosophical in nature, you might really enjoy this book. However, I feel that if you’re looking for a book to give you tools to help you with the mental side of golf, this probably isn’t the best title.

While the story of Adam and Leela is interesting, it gets a little bit preposterous at times. And Deepak’s accompanying advice can be absurd at times too. “Learn to enjoy a topped tee shot the same as a hole-in-one?” I don’t know of anyone who plays golf that way or for that matter, even ought to.

Having said all that, my feeling is that this title might appeal a lot to some people, especially those who play golf primarily for spiritual enjoyment. There hasn’t been much written in this regard so you may find this book very satisfying. And if you’ve liked Deepak’s past work you would be advised to give this a listen.

Audio-Specific Content: I listened to the unabridged (4 hours and 12 minutes in length) version of this title through Audible.com. This version is read by Mr. Chopra. If you’ve haven’t ever listened to Chopra, it’s really a treat. His voice is quite wonderful and calming. This title would not have been the same had anyone else read it.

More Details

  • Published: 2003
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: G004468
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Audio CD