Mr.Kornfield is amazing. I have no idea what the previous poster meant about Mr. Kornfields voice, I actually listened to the Audio while driving to and from work and found his voice pleasant and kept me interested. I have found a new inspired interest in Buddhism and will likely purchase all of Mr. Kornfields work as I further my study.
it was exactly what i was looking for, i don't say that very often either. i sure wish i could get a table of contents to assist with taking notes. readers voice was fine and humourous at times surprisingly.
I really enjoyed this, and unlike others, I loved the author's voice (but then, I love Eckhart Tolle's voice too!). I can see I will listen to this again and again. It's an accessible entry into Buddhism.
Great stories and passion but I could not get past the sleepiness of his presentation. He never captured my attention. Listen to the sample before you download. If you can tolerate 8 hours of that - be my guest. Perhaps I should try harder and this is my fault but I am going to look for another book to try again.
This is more like a collection of sermons than an introduction to Buddhism. If there were Buddhist radio in the vein of Christian radio, it might sound like this. I don't need the cheer-leading and hand-holding to learn, and I found it frustrating to slog through. Not what I was looking for. I was hoping to learn about "Buddhism the religion and attendant religious institutions," not listen to "assorted bits of Buddhism and the practical life lessons you should learn from them."
No - couldn't get past his voice.
He's got an extremely distinctive vocal style. I could see it being comforting and relaxing for folks who like it. For me, it was nails on a chalk board. Please, please, please, preview before buying. I feel silly for not doing so.
I can't really knock the book because maybe I missed some information when purchasing it. I was expecting more of a history and layman term explanation but this was more of a lecture.
Again, it was likely my fault because I missed something but the stories were enjoyable. The calm peaceful voice was very calming as well.
I loved this book. A beautifully pieced together exposition. I learned so much. And I enjoyed the lovely bits of humor. I always listen to Jack Kornfeld at 1.25 speed, which is still plenty mellow for me. I've thoroughly enjoyed his teachings and recordings.