We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield] | [Jack Kornfield]

Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

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.
Regular Price:$48.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (643 )
5 star
 (369)
4 star
 (155)
3 star
 (63)
2 star
 (30)
1 star
 (26)
Overall
4.3 (368 )
5 star
 (227)
4 star
 (72)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (16)
Story
4.2 (369 )
5 star
 (214)
4 star
 (79)
3 star
 (40)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (17)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Shopping Addiction Cottage Grove, MN United States 01-16-14
    Shopping Addiction Cottage Grove, MN United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love! Very peaceful and calming."
    Where does Buddhism for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listened to this audio while working. It was very lighthearted and brightened my day. This is not a true audio book, it is more of a presentation. The "reader" is presenting the information to an audience. You can hear their reactions to the information being provided.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The presenter was very peaceful to listen to. However, I do have a compliant about his performance. Throughout the recording, there is a lot of noise of him swallowing and he appears to have a dry mouth. It is distracting and at points detracts from the material.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SHELDON 06-20-13
    SHELDON 06-20-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    34
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Introduction to Buddhism"

    I really enjoy Jack Kornfield. This book provides a good overview of the Buddhist philosphy without getting lost in the weeds. His quiet, humorous delivery is very pleasant to listen to. I really learned a great deal without having to focus deeply - I mostly listened to this in transit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bailey EL LAGO, TX, United States 03-25-13
    Bailey EL LAGO, TX, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2011

    bhankiii

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "a sage for our time"

    Jack Kornfield is a blessing. I found him after listening to quite a bit of Alan Watts. I was immediately put off by his voice - rather like Mr. Rogers - but very quickly I came to love his quiet and gentle approach. This is the only book that I've ever started over as soon as I completed it. I imagine I'll listen to it a third time as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    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!!!!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Buddism for Beginners Review"
    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.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    jesse 06-14-12
    jesse 06-14-12 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jim Dean Venice, CA 05-12-12
    Jim Dean Venice, CA 05-12-12 Member Since 2015

    Jim

    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    215
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12
    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12 Member Since 2011

    Tree-Hugger

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Glenn 04-28-11
    Glenn 04-28-11

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ruben 11-29-09
    ruben 11-29-09 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Beverley Netanya, Israel 12-18-07
    Beverley Netanya, Israel 12-18-07 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Started well"

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

    6 of 19 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.