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Roots of Buddhist Psychology

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Publisher's Summary

The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners.

Among the world's great religions, Buddhism has developed a rich psychology based not on metaphysics, but on the human predicament. Through its strategies, you can discover for yourself how to find true freedom from worldly suffering. Buddhism views the mind as a maze of feelings, perceptions, and emotional states. Unhappiness is rooted in unskillful responses to our world: grasping when things are pleasant, aversion when they are unpleasant, and delusion/confusion when they are neutral. Through awareness training, Kornfield teaches, you can transform these responses into real skills that are the path to awakening and freedom.

Like no other teaching course, The Roots of Buddhist Psychology gives you immediate strategies for living in the present, including 12 profound lectures, each one a gem of intelligent wisdom, on Buddhism's central teachings about the psyche and sacred attention. Here is specific instruction, taught in the classic tradition and enlivened with many parables, worldly stories, and thoughts from artists, philosophers, and writers who have helped us see how to live true, useful lives. Join Jack Kornfield and discover for yourself that what you seek is already here.

©1995 Jack Kornfield; (P) Sounds True

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    Elli Norris Davis, CA USA 07-03-17
    Elli Norris Davis, CA USA 07-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worthwhile"

    I found it informative and meditative. I recommend it. That's all I have to say.

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    gabriel J. forzano South Florida, USA 06-17-17
    gabriel J. forzano South Florida, USA 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "too many giggles"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Could get through the first chapter. Consent giggling women was just too distracting.


    What other book might you compare Roots of Buddhist Psychology to and why?

    Few


    Did the narrator do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I like jack's voice


    Could you see Roots of Buddhist Psychology being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I can't


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    Vesna 12-30-16
    Vesna 12-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent read"

    Broken down in such a way everyone can understand and relate to. loved it a

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    Doug Beckwith 01-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Subtle beauty in word and deed"

    As beautiful and meaningful as gentle rain falling in a leafy forest. Easy to listen to; hard to comprehend.

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    Kb 08-03-15
    Kb 08-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A good introduction to the basics"

    A good description of the basic concepts.
    First chapters offer good insight into the philosophy. Last chapters lacking in substance.
    Good Read

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    Teresa H. 02-04-15
    Teresa H. 02-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Exceptional"

    Never disappointed with Jack Kornfield. His examples help clarify points. His humor adds to the teachings and poignant stories aid understanding. I've listened multiple times and always hear something new.

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    Danny Derby largo 01-26-15
    Danny Derby largo 01-26-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "great intro "

    this is a great calming intro to the buddhist psychology and its deapth. i loved it...

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    Karen E. Lerman Brooklyn, NY 01-17-15
    Karen E. Lerman Brooklyn, NY 01-17-15
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    "fascinating"

    jack Kornfield is a favorite Buddhist teacher of mine. His storytelling and lecture planning is so unique. Definitely recommend giving this a try.

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    Monica Ephraim, UT 03-13-13
    Monica Ephraim, UT 03-13-13
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    What did you love best about Roots of Buddhist Psychology?

    I really enjoyed listening to Jack Kornfield. He has a sense of calmness that promotes calmness and somewhat leaves you wanting more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Knowledge is treasure. I will not become a Buddhist. But I will try to be Buddha like!


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the buy! I will be listening to it for a third time pretty soon here!!!

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    Elizabeth Thottan chennai, india 11-09-12
    Elizabeth Thottan chennai, india 11-09-12
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    "Beautifully explained"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, the narration is clear, humorous and very well understood.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Kornfield


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Definitely


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh a lot and retrospect a lot


    Any additional comments?

    Explanations of situations were fantastic, Well researched. Very deep and profound

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