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Roots of Buddhist Psychology | [Jack Kornfield]

Roots of Buddhist Psychology

The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology is an invitation to drink deeply of these teachings; to taste the wisdom that flows from the heart of Buddhism's most useful ideas on the interior life and what brings awakening, freedom, and happiness. Jack Kornfield opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners in this collection.
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The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners.

Among the world's great religions, Buddhism has developed a rich psychology based not on metaphysics, but on the human predicament. Through its strategies, you can discover for yourself how to find true freedom from worldly suffering. Buddhism views the mind as a maze of feelings, perceptions, and emotional states. Unhappiness is rooted in unskillful responses to our world: grasping when things are pleasant, aversion when they are unpleasant, and delusion/confusion when they are neutral. Through awareness training, Kornfield teaches, you can transform these responses into real skills that are the path to awakening and freedom.

Like no other teaching course, The Roots of Buddhist Psychology gives you immediate strategies for living in the present, including 12 profound lectures, each one a gem of intelligent wisdom, on Buddhism's central teachings about the psyche and sacred attention. Here is specific instruction, taught in the classic tradition and enlivened with many parables, worldly stories, and thoughts from artists, philosophers, and writers who have helped us see how to live true, useful lives. Join Jack Kornfield and discover for yourself that what you seek is already here.

©1995 Jack Kornfield; (P) Sounds True

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    I really enjoyed listening to Jack Kornfield. He has a sense of calmness that promotes calmness and somewhat leaves you wanting more.


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    Knowledge is treasure. I will not become a Buddhist. But I will try to be Buddha like!


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    Worth the buy! I will be listening to it for a third time pretty soon here!!!

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    yes, the narration is clear, humorous and very well understood.


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    Jack Kornfield


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    Explanations of situations were fantastic, Well researched. Very deep and profound

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    Marred by poor audio quality, unacceptably in the later lectures. The message is strong and insightful. Kornfield references as amazing, a plus to my practice.

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    Concerning the content: if you listened to/ read a book by Chodron, you heard it all, but better presented. Nothing wrong with this part that repeats what others have told before, but no new insight whatsoever. And then there is much that is not worth telling, mostly navel-gazing. All in all this book seems to address the ones who have everything, but struggle to be happy about it.The presentation style is the most awful I ever endured. If you keep listening to the last chapter despite this extremely demanding style, you get punished by anecdotal proof of the afterlife. Terribly disappointing.

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