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Buddhism for Beginners | [Jack Kornfield]

Buddhism for Beginners

Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.
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Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.

©2001 Jack Kornfield; (P) Sounds True

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    debby SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-10-13
    debby SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2015

    I love reading about self-help, spiritual & mysteries...also love a good bio!!!!

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    What made the experience of listening to Buddhism for Beginners the most enjoyable?

    I loved the narrators calming voice...I am able to listen to Audible while I am at work, and this was soo relaxing..but entertaining...thought he might put me to sleep with his cadence, but the info is soo awesome! This is a book you can keep listening to over & over again from any starting point! Not interested in becoming a Buddhist, but love the message and how to be a better, more compassionate person...a must listen to book for any religious persuasion!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Buddhism for Beginners?

    it taught me to be MINDFUL of when I'm being DEFENSIVE!!! I'm trying to work on this...big wake-up call...good learning tools!!!!


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His CALMING voice...don't worry...he won't put you to sleep...unless you want him to!!!


    What did you learn from Buddhism for Beginners that you would use in your daily life?

    How to be MINDFUL of my thoughts and how to recognize them, and how to process them SANELY!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Nameste.....

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    jesse 06-14-12
    jesse 06-14-12 Member Since 2014
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    "a little spacey but inspirational"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Buddhism for Beginners to be better than the print version?

    yes, the audio version is better because this is a lecture and not a book. the audio version also works better with the speaker's meandering thought process.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The book is most powerful in using every day examples of the practice and integration of buddhism into modern life.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he brings a whispey spaceyness that may not come across in the written book.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Buddhism for Beginners?

    I am inspired to research buddhism further and try to really grasp some of these concepts.


    Any additional comments?

    we are all beginners, so this lecture is really for everyone.

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    Jim Dean Venice, CA 05-12-12
    Jim Dean Venice, CA 05-12-12

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    "Jack Kornfield confers a ton of wisdom..."

    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.



    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beverley Netanya, Israel 12-18-07
    Beverley Netanya, Israel 12-18-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Started well"

    I loved the first two lectures ... but then could not seem to continue. Maybe I'm just not ready.

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    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12
    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12

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    "solid info regardless of your level of experience"

    Such great stories and experiences that make Kornfield right up there with Tolle, Dyer, and Pema. Don't listen if you are drowsy and driving .... he's very soft spoken

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    Glenn 04-28-11
    Glenn 04-28-11

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Sleepy time"

    I finally figured out the best way to use this audio book, listen to it when I'm trying to go to sleep. I'm out within 15 minutes every time.

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    ruben 11-29-09
    ruben 11-29-09
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    "Narrator will put you to sleep"

    Maybe it would have been a more interesting listen if the narrator actually made an effort of captivating the listener instead of putting him to sleep.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    William MONTGOMERY, AL, United States 01-27-11
    William MONTGOMERY, AL, United States 01-27-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Horrible for listening"

    I found the reader's tone so patronizing, that I could not listen to this book. I regret buying it.

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    Optimus 04-26-11
    Optimus 04-26-11
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    "very uninterested"

    its narration of a very boring person ,who talks about some random things ,
    don't waist your money in that book as I did

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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