The Wise Heart Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Wise Heart


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2008-04-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553905052

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The Wise Heart Excerpt :

A guide to the transformative power of Buddhist psychology—for meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart, celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever published in the West. Here is a vision of radiant human dignity, a journey to the highest expression of human possibility—and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives.

The Wise Heart Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Wise Heart


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553382334

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The Wise Heart Excerpt :

A renowned spiritual teacher examines the full scope of Buddhist psychology and its principles--the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, analysis of emotion and thought, and the techniques for transforming the body and mind--and demonstrates their applications to the dilemmas and trials of modern-day life. Reprint.

Radical Acceptance Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Radical Acceptance


  • Author : Tara Brach
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-08-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446445426

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Radical Acceptance Excerpt :

'An invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion' Thich Nhat Hanh Feelings of self-doubt and insecurity are what hold us back in life and cause true suffering. In her landmark book Radical Acceptance, renowned meditation and mindfulness teacher Tara Brach offers us all a path to freedom. Drawing on personal stories, Buddhist teachings and guided meditations Tara leads us to trust our innate goodness. She reveals how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion, heal fear and shame and build loving, authentic relationships.

After the Ecstasy  the Laundry Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

After the Ecstasy the Laundry


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553378290

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After the Ecstasy the Laundry Excerpt :

One of the nation's leading Buddhist teachers and author of A Path with Heart and Buddha's Little Instruction Book uses moving stories to reveal the secret of discovering wisdom while pursuing personal spirituality. Reprint.

Bringing Home the Dharma Book

Bringing Home the Dharma


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611800500

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Bringing Home the Dharma Excerpt :

One of America's most popular Buddhist teachers explains that we don't have to look to the East for the secrets of awakening—the wisdom and peace we seek is available right here, in our ordinary daily lives If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don’t need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Here Jack Kornfield, one of America’s most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include: • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity • Conscious parenting • Spirituality and sexuality • The way of forgiveness • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

No Time Like the Present Book

No Time Like the Present


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451693713

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No Time Like the Present Excerpt :

In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” (Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple) Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys to inner freedom. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their a-ha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack Kornfield shows how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to “grapple with difficult emotions” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and know how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind and heart, awakens your spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life as a son, brother, father, and partner, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents “a consommé of goodness, heart, laughter, tears, and breath, nourishing and delicious” (Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird). His keys to life will help us find hope, clarity, relief from past disappointments and guilt, and the courage to go forward.

The Path of Insight Meditation Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Path of Insight Meditation


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834841406

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The Path of Insight Meditation Excerpt :

An introductory guide to Insight meditation, offering exercises from two master teachers and a look into how this practice leads to compassion and a deeper understanding of self. Insight meditation is a Buddhist practice that opens the way to profound awakening in our daily lives. This introductory guide offers wisdom about how this path cultivates compassion, strengthens mindfulness, and leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. It also includes exercises from these two master teachers, developed from their meditation retreats taught around the world. Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield are the founders of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and each has authored many books on meditation.

A Path with Heart Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Path with Heart


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307573735

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A Path with Heart Excerpt :

“This important guidebook shows in detail and with great humor and insight the way to practice the Buddha’s universal teachings here in the West. Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher.”—Thich Nhat Hanh “Jack is helping to pave the path for American Buddhism, bringing essential basics into our crazy modern lives. And the language he uses is as simple and as lovely as our breath.”—Natalie Goldberg Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our American way of life, A Path with Heart brings alive one by one the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world. Written by a teacher, psychologist, and meditation master of international renown, this warm, inspiring, and expert book touches on a wide range of essential issues including many rarely addressed in spiritual books. From compassion, addiction, and psychological and emotional healing, to dealing with problems involving relationships and sexuality, to the creation of a Zen-like simplicity and balance in all facets of life, it speaks to the concerns of many modern spiritual seekers, both those beginning on the path and those with years of experience. A Path with Heart is filled with practical techniques, guided meditations, stories, koans, and other gems of wisdom that can help ease your journey through the world. The author’s own profound—and sometimes humorous—experiences and gentle assistance will skillfully guide you through the obstacles and trials of spiritual and contemporary life to bring a clarity of perception and a sense of the sacred into your everyday experience. Reading this book will touch your heart and remind you of the promises inherent in meditation and in a life of the spirit: the blossoming of inner peace, wholeness, and understanding, and the achievement of a happiness that is not dependent on external conditions. Sure to be a classic, A Path with He

The Art of Forgiveness  Lovingkindness  and Peace Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Art of Forgiveness Lovingkindness and Peace


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2008-11-26
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307481610

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The Art of Forgiveness Lovingkindness and Peace Excerpt :

You hold in your hand an invitation: To remember the transforming power of forgiveness and lovingkindness. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible. In this beautiful and graceful little book, internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master Jack Kornfield has collected age-old teachings, modern stories, and time-honored practices for bringing healing, peace, and compassion into our daily lives. Just to read these pages offers calm and comfort. The practices contained here offer meditations for you to discover a new way to meet life’s greatest challenges with acceptance, joy, and hope.

A Clinician s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness Book

A Clinician s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness


  • Author : Christiane Wolf
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626251410

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A Clinician s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness Excerpt :

Mindfulness-based interventions have exploded in popularity due to their success in treating everything from everyday stress to more serious mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).This breakthrough book provides professionals with a comprehensive, session-by-session guide to teaching mindfulness, complete with the scripts and training materials needed to teach introductory mindfulness in a wide variety of settings, despite theoretical background. Mindfulness—once an ancient practice honed in Buddhist monasteries—is now a mainstream, evidence-based, secular intervention employed by trained health and mental health professionals worldwide. The rapid spread of mindfulness increasingly involves psychologists, physicians, social workers, therapists, counselors, spiritual advisers, life coaches, and education professionals trained in their respective disciplines. Additionally, research continues to show that mindfulness is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, pain relief, and many other illnesses. If you are a professional interested in teaching mindfulness, this book will provide you with everything you need to get started right away. The introductory, six-week protocol outlined in this book is easy-to-use, and can be implemented in a variety of settings, ranging from an outpatient mental health clinic to an inpatient oncology clinic, from a substance abuse recovery program to educational settings. In addition, this book will tell you what to bring to each class; provides outlines for each session; offers scripts to help you differentiate the weekly meditative practices; and provides invaluable resources for further study and professional development. If you’re looking to integrate mindfulness into your professional work, this is your go-to guide.

Buddha s Brain Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Buddha s Brain


  • Author : Rick Hanson
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-11-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781572249981

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Buddha s Brain Excerpt :

Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom-are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

Teachings of the Buddha Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Teachings of the Buddha


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834823020

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Teachings of the Buddha Excerpt :

This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

The Buddha Is Still Teaching Book

The Buddha Is Still Teaching


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590309223

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The Buddha Is Still Teaching Excerpt :

When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible—that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today’s most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture. They demonstrate that two and a half millennia have done nothing to diminish the freshness of the Buddhist teachings, or their universal applicability to our lives. Contributors include: Ajahn Chah, Charlotte Joko Beck, Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Pema Chödrön, the Dalai Lama, Ram Dass, Mark Epstein, Norman Fischer, Natalie Goldberg, Joseph Goldstein, Dilgo Khyentse, Jack Kornfield, Noah Levine, Stephen Levine, Sakyong Mipham, Sharon Salzberg, Suzuki Roshi, Robert Thurman, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Tulku Thondup. To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.jackkornfield.org.

Soul Food Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Soul Food


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 1996-09-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0062514423

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Soul Food Excerpt :

Jack Kornfield and Christina Feldman serve up a delicious banquet of wise tales from the world's greatest spiritual traditions in the pages of this delightful collection. A feast filled with timeless moral and spiritual lessons, these lively tales and