Jack Kornfield
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Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967 he joined the Peace Corps and worked on tropical medicine teams in the Mekong River valley. He met and studied as a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Returning to the United States, Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband and activist.

His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. They include, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart; Buddha's Little Instruction Book; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace, Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are, and his most recent book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are.

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    • Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

    • By: Jack Kornfield
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Original Recording
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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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Might be difficult for true beginners...

    • By Anna on 07-13-09

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    • Teachings of the Buddha

    • Revised and Expanded
    • By: Jack Kornfield (editor), Gil Fronsdal (editor)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources....

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    • A book that necess focus

    • By Ricardo on 04-15-16

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    • The Wise Heart

    • A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
    • By: Jack Kornfield
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Wise Heart, Jack Kornfield offers an accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to the universal teachings of Buddhist psychology....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Nik LaCroix on 05-01-15

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    • A Path with Heart

    • A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
    • By: Jack Kornfield
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
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    Acclaimed as the most significant book yet about American Buddhism....

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    • By E Carroll on 06-07-18

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    • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

    • How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
    • By: Jack Kornfield
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic

    • By Debbie Beane on 04-30-16

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    • Bringing Home the Dharma

    • Awakening Right Where You Are
    • By: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel MD (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature - our wise and understanding heart - amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives....

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    • Excellent

    • By Louise on 07-12-15

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    • Roots of Buddhist Psychology

    • By: Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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    Like no other teaching course, The Roots of Buddhist Psychology gives you immediate strategies for living in the present, including 12 profound lectures....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic read

    • By Eric on 02-01-10

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    • Mindfulness and the Brain

    • A Professional Training in the Science and Practice of Meditative Awareness
    • By: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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    Mindfulness awareness creates scientifically recognized enhancements in our mental functions and interpersonal relationships....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So well done. A joy to listen to

    • By Kavita on 04-23-14

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    • The Buddha Is Still Teaching

    • Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom
    • By: Jack Kornfield (editor), Noelle Oxenhandler (editor)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
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    When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible - that every future generation would find its own skillful ways....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Many pearls, but no string

    • By Steve on 04-15-15

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    • The Jewel of Liberation

    • Essential Teachings on the End of Suffering
    • By: Jack Kornfield
    • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    It is possible to find genuine happiness and liberation in the ups and downs of your own human life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Jewel of a book!

    • By Sara on 06-16-14

    Regular price: $48.51

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