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A Path with Heart

By Jack Kornfield
  • ISBN Code: : 0307573737
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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“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 Heart shows us how we can bring our spirituality to flower every day of our lives. It is a wise and gentle guidebook for an odyssey into the soul that enables us to achieve a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.

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Summary of Jack Kornfield's A Path with Heart

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  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1669365441
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I returned to America in 1972 as a Buddhist monk. I had been studying in Asia for five years, and when I returned, I wanted to see how it would be to live as a monk in America, even if for only a short while. #2 I grew up in a scientific and intellectual household, but was still unhappy. I turned to the East to find happiness, and I began practice at a Thai forest monastery led by the young but later quite famous master Achaan Chah. #3 I have had many spiritual experiences over the years, but my practice is not about ascending the chakras but descending them. I have found myself working my way down the chakras rather than up them. #4 I had used my mind in meditation to suppress painful feelings, but I had little skills for dealing with my emotions or engaging on an emotional level. I had to shift my practice down the chakras from the mind to the heart. I began a long and difficult process of reclaiming my emotions, bringing awareness and understanding to my patterns of relationship, and learning how to feel my feelings.

A Lamp in the Darkness

By Jack Kornfield
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  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Book Code : 1622034201
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? How do we make our way with courage and dignity? “Inside each of us is an eternal light that I call ‘the One Who Knows,’ writes Jack Kornfeld. “Awakening to this wisdom can help us fin dour way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness.” For anyone seeking answer during a trying time, he offers A Lamp in the Darkness, a program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and advice for skillfully navigating life’s inevitable storms. NOTE: The ebook does not contain the audio component included in the original printed edition. Table of Contents Foreward by Jon Kabat-Zinn Introduction: An Invitation to Awaken The Wisdom of Our Difficulties The Earth is My Witness Shared Compassion Awakening the Buddha of Wisdom in Difficulties The Practice of Forgiveness The Temple of Healing The Zen of an Aching Heart Equanimity and Peace Your Highest Intention The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the Healing Journey Afterword: The Return of Joy Excerpt Every life is filled with change and insecurity, and every life includes loss and suffering and difficulties that arise regularly. We are all nomads in this ever-changing world, and we need ways to ground ourselves and remain centered no matter what happens. When we encounter difficult times in our lives, it is not just the outer changes, but often our own state of mind that causes us the most difficulty. Grief and anxiety, fear and loss, and other turbulent emotions that we carry with us—and the stories

Living as a River

By Bodhipaksa
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  • Book Code : 1591799333
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Religion
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To face reality is to embrace change; to resist change is to suffer. This is the liberating insight that unfolds with Living as a River. A masterful investigation of the nature of self, this eloquent blend of current science and time-honored spiritual insight is meant to free us from the fear of impermanence in a world defined by change. “An interesting, lively, and genuinely illuminating teaching of dharma.” —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life “At a time when it's increasingly challenging to find clear and honest direction on the spiritual path, Living as a River offers contemporary insight into an ancient practice and wise counsel we can trust. This book is both beautifully written and useful to all serious seekers.” —Mariana Caplan, PhD, author of Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path and Halfway Up the Mountain: The Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment The primary vehicle for this journey is Buddhism's traditional Six Element Practice, a deconstructive process of deep reflection that helps us let go of the belief in a separate, static self—the root of unhappiness. Bodhipaksa takes readers through a systematic yet poetic analysis of the self that supports the realization of: A sense of spaciousness and expansiveness that transcends the limitations of the physical body Profound gratitude, awe, and a feeling of belonging as we witness the extent of our connectedness with the universe Freedom from the psychological burden caused by clinging to a false identity The relaxed experience of “consciousness, pure and bright” Engrossing and incisive, Living as a River is at once an empowering guide and a meditative practice we can turn to again and again to overcome our fear of change and align joyfully with the natural unfolding of creation.

Living This Life Fully

By Mirka Knaster
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 9780834822542
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
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Anagarika Munindra (1915–2003) was a Bengali Buddhist master and scholar who was teacher to an entire generation of practitioners—including some of the most prominent Insight Meditation teachers in America. His students include Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence), Sharon Salzberg (author of Lovingkindness), Jack Kornfield (author of A Path with Heart), and Joseph Goldstein (author of Insight Meditation). As the teacher of a whole generation of American teachers, he was thus himself a pivotal figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. This is the first book available about Munindra’s life and teaching, and it features: • A brief biography of Munindra • Never-before-published excerpts of his teachings • Stories and remembrances from Western students including Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield • Rare photographs

The Mystery of Spirit

By George Robbins
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982233796
  • Total of Pages : 594
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Focusing on techniques of spiritual development and awareness of the presence of spirit in ordinary life, Robbins challenges the reader to move beyond spiritual blockages and obstacles and raise the vibrational frequencies that bring us to greater enlightenment. This reduces negative emotions such as despair, meaninglessness, and unhappiness. Robbins wants to help us increase our pro-social activity thereby contributing to a more open-minded service towards others. In this book he shows how to use effective techniques for practical and spiritual change while following a path of heart.

Being Zen

By Ezra Bayda
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 9780834823402
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 184
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We can use whatever life presents, Ezra Bayda teaches, to strengthen our spiritual practice—including the turmoil of daily life. What we need is the willingness to just be with our experiences—whether they are painful or pleasing—opening ourselves to the reality of our lives without trying to fix or change anything. But doing this requires that we confront our most deeply rooted fears and assumptions in order to gradually become free of the constrictions and suffering they create. Then we can awaken to the loving-kindness that is at the heart of our being. While many books aspire to bring meditation into everyday experience, Being Zen gives us practical ways to actually do it, introducing techniques that enable the reader to foster qualities essential to continued spiritual awakening. Topics include how to cultivate: • Perseverance: staying with anger, fear, and other distressing emotions. • Stillness: abiding with chaotic experiences without becoming overwhelmed. • Clarity: seeing through the conditioned beliefs and fears that "run" us. • Direct experience: encountering the physical reality of the present moment—even when that moment is exactly where we don't want to be. Like Pema Chödrön, the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart, Ezra Bayda writes with clear, heartfelt simplicity, using his own life stories to illustrate the teachings in an immediate and accessible way that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.

Awakening Together

By Larry Yang
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1614293694
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Religion
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“Awakening Together combines the intimately personal, the Buddhist and universal into a loving, courageous, important work that will benefit all who read it. For anyone who longs to collaborate and create a just and inclusive community, Larry provides a brilliant guidebook.” —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart How can we connect our personal spiritual journeys with the larger course of our shared human experience? How do we compassionately and wisely navigate belonging and exclusion in our own hearts? And how can we embrace diverse identities and experiences within our spiritual communities, building sanghas that make good on the promise of liberation for everyone? If you aren’t sure how to start this work, Awakening Together is for you. If you’ve begun but aren’t sure what the next steps are, this book is for you. If you’re already engaged in this work, this book will remind you none of us do this work alone. Whether you find yourself at the center or at the margins of your community, whether you’re a community member or a community leader, this book is for you.

Living Dharma

By Jack Kornfield
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 9780834822535
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
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In this book, Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia. These renowned teachers offer a rich variety of meditation techniques: the practices include traditional instructions for dissolving the solid sense of self, for awakening insight, for realizing Nirvana, and for cultivating compassion for all beings. Jack Kornfield’s first three chapters give an overview of Buddhist philosophy and, specifically, the meditation practices of Burma, Thailand, and Laos. The teachings in this volume are from Achaan Chaa, Mahasi Sayadaw, Sunlun Sayadaw, Achaan Buddhadasa, Achaan Naeb, Achaan Maha Boowa, Tuangpulu Sayadaw, Mohnyin Sayadaw, Mogok Sayadaw, U Ba Khin, Achaan Dhammadaro, and Achaan Jumnien.

The Way of Aikido

By George Leonard
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440621594
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
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“This book is a warmhearted handshake, a graceful and practical invitation to enter and blend with the ahhh of the world. It is as natural and wise an introduction to the spirit of the martial arts as you can find on paper.”—Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of A Path with Heart In his bestselling Mastery, renowned spiritual and martial arts teacher George Leonard taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use Zen philosophy to reach mastery in any field. Now, he brings together his extraordinary knowledge and experience into a book that translates the principles of aikido directly into our everyday lives. Aikido is more philosophy and meditation than a technique or a series of purely physical maneuvers. Leonard shares the secrets of this remarkable Eastern philosophy, which is the basis for the most radical and demanding of all martial arts. Through mind-body exercises inspired by aikido yet designed for non-practitioners, he demonstrates the fundamental understanding behind aikido and shows how it can be applied to help set us on the path to composure, self-sufficiency, and spiritual centeredness. Combining illuminating personal anecdotes with practical advice, this award-winning author describes the ways in which aikido can help turn life’s unanticipated blows into gifts and transform discord into harmony, anxiety and pain into vital energy. Exhilarating, enlightening, and filled with unique wisdom, The Way of Aikido is an inspiring lesson in balance, confidence, and power. “The Way of Aikido does no less than open the door to the universe and invite you through to become one with it, to become balanced, powerful, energetic, alert, and present.”—Susan Trott, author of The Holy Man and Crane Spreads Wings

The Authentic Heart

By John Amodeo
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780471437871
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 207
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The richest, most fulfilling love of your life is yet tocome! "The Authentic Heart offers practical, wise, and compassionateguidance for midlife love."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path withHeart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry "The Authentic Heart is a groundbreaking, insightful, warmlywritten book that I highly recommend to anyone wanting more loving,joyful relationships. John Amodeo addresses with great clarity,wisdom, and practicality the key steps that are necessary forbuilding authentic, mature, loving connections--not only withothers, but also with oneself."--John Bradshaw, New York Timesbestselling author of Healing the Shame that Binds You "Just what millions want to know--not only how to make love lastbut how to make lasting love new again and again. This warmheartedand clearheaded book is full of practical wisdom."--Gay Hendricks,Ph.D., and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., authors of Conscious Lovingand The Conscious Heart As you enter midlife, you may feel that something you've alwayslonged for has never happened. Frustrated, you may give up on loveor cling to young images of romantic love, hoping that anotherperson will furnish happiness. You may experience a growing senseof depression, anxiety, or cynicism. But as psychotherapist andrelationship expert Dr. John Amodeo explains, authentic love takestime and maturity. At midlife, you hold the extraordinary potentialto become more fully awake and alive in your relationships thanever before. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Amodeo helps yourediscover love at its best. You'll learn how to overcome thepsychological obstacles that have kept you from developingsatisfying relationships. And you'll learn the eight enrichingsteps that release your authentic self for the fullness of genuineconnection. Whether you're seeking true love for the first time orwish to deepen the joy and meaning in your current relationship,The Authentic Heart guides you along the path to a more vibrantpartnership in the prime of your life.