The Wise Heart: Buddhist Psychology for the West

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Ebury Publishing, 26.12.2008 - 448 Seiten

For over 2000 years, Buddhist psychology has offered invaluable insights into the nature of the heart and mind, and transformed the way many people around the world handle life's challenges. But the ancient texts on which these remarkable teachings are based can be difficult to penetrate for modern seekers. Now, drawing on his experience as a monk trained in Thailand, Burma and India, as well as his expert psychology practice, Jack Kornfield provides an accessible, definitive guide to Buddhism for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

This important new work is in the tradition of his classic works A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, offering practical tools to coping with modern life and dealing with emotions such as fear, anger and shame. Kornfield also shares the illuminating stories of his students and fellow practitioners, as well as his own journey towards enlightenment, including his recovery from a violence-filled childhood.

Here is a rare treasure that will give readers greater access to the secret beauty within - and without.

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Nutzerbericht  - jefware - LibraryThing

Investigates Buddhist psychology. Full of interesting anecdotes. It does veer into the metaphysics of Buddhism but it has a complete coverage of American non-Zen Buddhism. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - smallwonder56 - LibraryThing

Jack Kornfield's writing is like having a spiritual teacher right there with you. His writing is full of compassion and insight and there isn't a page that doesn't leave me better than I was before I ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2008)

Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India and has taught meditation worldwide since 1974. He was one of the key teachers to introduce Theravada Buddhist practice to the West, concentrating on bringing alive the great Eastern spiritual teachings for Western students. Jack also holds a PhD in clinical psychology. He is founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and the Spirit Rock Center and lives with his wife and daughter in northern California.

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