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Awakening Is Real: A Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of the Inner Journey | [Jack Kornfield]

Awakening Is Real: A Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of the Inner Journey

It might happen suddenly, like a flash of lightning. Or gradually, like raindrops filling a jar. Our universal and awakened nature, the Buddha taught, can emerge in calm or in crisis. And then, as our path deepens, we must learn to embody our vision as we navigate the unexpected turns of the mystery.
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It might happen suddenly, like a flash of lightning. Or gradually, like raindrops filling a jar. Our universal and awakened nature, the Buddha taught, can emerge in calm or in crisis. And then, as our path deepens, we must learn to embody our vision as we navigate the unexpected turns of the mystery.

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    Sara USA 06-17-14
    Sara USA 06-17-14

    No plot spoilers please!

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    "Another Beauty From Jack Kornfield"

    Jack Kornfield has the most calming, even and balanced speaking voice and manner that just listening to him is centering all on its own. But, be aware--his message trumps his fantastic presentation style--which is really saying something. Positive and uplifting. Highly recommended as a wonderful listening experience.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Kathi 02-27-13
    Kathi 02-27-13 Member Since 2010

    Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.

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    If you could sum up Awakening Is Real in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, peace-promoting, wise


    What other book might you compare Awakening Is Real to and why?

    Kornfield's other works, perhaps especially "Wise Heart." Would certainly include other wise people who are offering Buddhist wisdom to westerners such as (but not limited to) Thich Naht Hanh, Pema Chodren, Tara Brach, Phillip Moffitt, Ezra Bayda.


    Any additional comments?

    Kornfield is a former Buddhist monk who is able to offer understandable explanations of a complex system of thought, little available to westerners until recently. I have been reading and listening to his works for several years. I read and re-read and/or listen to them. His unfolding of Buddhist thought for people perhaps little familiar with it has been part of a larger movement in this society finding a lot of enthusiasm with people hungry for the eastern insights as a balance to western lifestyle.

    The contrast of thinking that is about loving-kindness, personal responsibility, seeking wisdom through patience, compassion and self regulation with so much western emphasis on competition, aquisition, winning, war and destruction of the earth and its resources is more than refreshing.

    It is a relief to have found an entire ( and long-practiced) tradition of thought that embraces peace and a well balanced life. His introduction to meditation, illustrations drawing on many sources (including other than Buddhist thought) always leaves me feeling in touch with parts of life that can easily get lost in our busy daily shuffle.

    I love listening to him, his voice is so calming. This is a particularly good recording.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 08-26-12
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    I throughly appreciated all the messages in this audio book. My first introduction to Jack Kornfield. Very easy to listen to...very calming.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 05-03-13
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2011

    I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.

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    "Great listen!"

    This is not a book - it is a series of lectures. Jack Kornfield is funny and inspirational. I enjoyed his stories very much. It is a nice introduction to how people awaken.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Highlands, NJ, United States 09-26-12
    Carol Highlands, NJ, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Jack Kornfield is amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already did. This information is made to be shared.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jack Kornfield does not take himself too seriously. I love his sense of humor.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted to take my time with it. It's something you need to process before you move on.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse 05-08-14
    Jesse 05-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Very nice..."

    I have not listened to Jack before and was pleasantly surprised. The lectures seem to be live and the production is very nice. The humor in his talks leads me to a relaxed and open state. Jack is most excellent communicator, knows his stuff and has a talent for bringing it to life. These talks will always be something I refer to when needing a grounding. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Get them for your library! They are The Best!

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