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Why are so many contemporary westerners drawn to Buddhist philosophy? Because it offers a practical means to achieving the inner peace, fulfillment and happiness that we all want. Buddhism: A Beginner's Guide to Inner Peace and Fulfillment is an informative yet compact audio guide with celebrated teacher Jack Kornfield. In one liberating CD session, listeners hear the story of Siddhartha's enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree, the core wisdom of the Four Noble Truths and the Eigthfold Path, and essentials of Buddhism's many branches and practices. With guided mindfulness and loving kindness meditations.

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Awesome

This is great! However, if you have Buddhism for beginners by Jack Kornfield, this is a clip from that so don't waste your money. If you don't have Buddhism for beginners this is a good way to sample it. This is a universal message we can all live by no matter what religion or non-religion we are.

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  • 12-28-12

Great book for beginners and seasoned meditators

I got this book because it has some good meditations in that are useful for both beginners and experienced meditators. Here the author gives background information on Buddhism and the different traditions. The author goes into detail about the meaning of each tradition and how they relate to each other which is something I didn't know before. The author also goes through several meditations throughout the book which are insightful. I never had a teacher when I first started meditating, so these taught me some lessons I didn't know and I enjoyed them. This is a great book for those wanting to learn how to meditate and be guided through some meditations.

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My favorite beginners guide to Buddhism

In my humble opinion, this is the best book on straight forward Buddhist concepts and meditative practice. As a practicing Buddhist, I still return to this book everytime. It gives you a simple yet well-rounded understanding of what Buddhism is and how to begin your daily meditation practice. If using the audible version, you will hear how soft, inviting and eloquent Mr. Kornfield's voice is. Anything written by this author puts you on an incredible journey. A special thank you to Jack Kornfield for all you do for the Buddhist practitioners. You are truly an inspiration.

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prayers

Beautiful prayers and meditations for everyday. Jack Kornfield has a magical voice, so meditative and soothing.

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Great introduction to Buddhism

A decent foray into Buddha's background and some practical meditation techniques for anyone interested in eastern spirituality.

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Excellent and lucid intro.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. Good information on the topic. Clear. Concise.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Kornfield is a famous expert with an easy way of explaining these concepts. Worth every minute listening. Good for listening again and sharing.