Excellent book for people interested in learning about Buddhism. Jack Kornfield explains it all in a simple and inspiring way. Don't be put down by comments below about the way he speaks, you won't regret listening to this book.
This is a collection of his lectures at Spirit Rock Center in Nor Cal. Listening to him talk is half the joy of this book.
For me, this is the best spiritual guidance I've found. But then you have to decide that for yourself.
The audio is good. The guidance is great. The speaker is wise. Well worth a download if you are interested in Buddhism.
Gives great insight into the study of Buddhism. I was familiar with Buddhism prior to this (having read 2 or 3 books). This not only provides an intro to the concepts, it also gives a slightly deeper dive into each one. Jack's voice came off as weird at first, but i quickly got used to it and found it perfect for the teachings.
For someone who wants to further their early study of Buddhism, I would recommend this audio book. Great for the ride to work and gets you geared up and ready to deal with the work place!
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.
I just could not get past the delivery by the speaker. His cadence, tone, everything was unpleasant to listen to, as many other readers have said.
Poignantly done. Jack Kornfield is humorous, humble, natural, dignified and clear. Buddha would be proud of this piece. His words are meaningful and his voice is deliberate. I admire the way he can slow down and not be in a rush when speaking. It's not pretentious, it's thoughtful. This is a man who has meditated countless hours as a monk and you can feel the difference it's made in his life. I cherish his words of wisdom and this heart-felt gift is invaluable.