You have within you an unlimited capacity for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom - and here is how to awaken it. In The Wise Heart, celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers an accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to the universal teachings of Buddhist psychology. He shows you how to use powerful Buddhist insights and practices to go beyond the trap of self-improvement - and find in your own life the path to unconditional fulfillment and happiness discovered by the Buddha.
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I discovered Jack Kornfield while listening to the Duncan Trussell podcast, and after listening to the same podcast over 5 times, I realized I should give one of Jacks books a try. He is an excellent writer on Buddhist teachings, and I'm very thankful for the things he has opened my eyes, and mind to. The Wise Heart is a fairly long book with many things to offer. I just finished my first listen, and I can promise you it won't be my last!
Great book to get you started in understanding Buddhist Psychology and the principles of meditation.
No character but Jack is a fabulous author and reader.
His calm, peaceful and deliberate style of reading made this a easy to listen to book.
What you should know about meditation before you get started.
A top book for all who are new to Buddhism.
I found it difficult to fully take in the message due to the monotone nature that it was delivered in. Perhaps you could argue my mind was not clear enough to take in what the reader was providing. However the flat delivery did not keep my attention.
Jack's voice is an easy one to listen to. The ideas in the book had a profound effect on me. I had listened to Jack's audio presentation at Spirit Rock, Buddhism for Beginners, years ago and fell in love with the concept. If you really listen to the ideas I think they can help give a lot of deep understanding of the world. I loved it. Thank you Jack for your beautiful words.
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