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After the Ecstasy, the Laundry Audiobook

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path

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When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? In After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield - author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart - brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today. The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do - the laundry - no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines.

Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism's most trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.

An original audio adaptation of Jack Kornfield's book, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.

©2006 Jack Kornfield (P)2006 Jack Kornfield

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    "Title points to meat of the message"

    As a novice myself, I would recommend this book to new practitioners. If you are past the honeymoon stage and like insights into the daily reality of the enlightened, I would recommend this book. Or, if you want some feel good stories and some soothing verbal vibrations, I would recommend this listen.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Beane Magnolia, TX, US 04-30-16
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    "A classic"

    Always worth re-reading (listening), appropriate for all stages of life. At first I thought his voice was too sleepy, but I ended up finding it soothing.

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    Tyler 03-01-17
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    "Great Listen."

    Jack has a terrific podcast mainly composed of his talks, that's where I first really got into his work. Hearing his voice adds a layer of depth and emphasis that I cannot recommend enough.

    It's a great read with great messages. I do wish he went into even more detail of people's "satori" moments. But that's just me being greedy. Good listen. Great for winding down in the evenings.

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    PrawdS 10-27-16
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    "Fabulous as always"

    Love his books. Never want them to end. So much to sit back and reflect on. In regard to someone's comment about them not liking the author doing the narrating.....I find the author the only one fit for the job. Love this author.

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    "Great Thanks"

    Loved it! Inspiring and informative. I will recommend it to all my friends and family.

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    "Interesting teachings"

    Well performed. Contains interesting insights and teachings. Few studies are sited so don't expect that. Lots of stories. Overall flow is very nice.

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    It is reassuring to hear the post-peak experience stories collected here. There is a genuine honesty present. I am great for this.

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    Carolina Collao Calgary, AB Canada 08-29-17
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    "Great book to answer questions for people awakenin"

    It makes you realize you are never gonna get enlightened! Hahaha. great book to answer those questions you have when you think you are going with the flow hehehe

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    This was a good read. I found the part about there being a period of depression after most insightful times to be most comforting.

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    "this was truly such a beautiful read"

    I will be listening again and again. I am thankful for this book. so many lessons were taught in such an easily understandable way with metaphors and stories.

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  • Yvonne
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    "Another wonderful offering from Jack Kornfield."

    I have no religion and none is needed. spirituality and truth is what lives here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emil Hye-Ciotta
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    "Spiritual Truth and Beauty"

    Spirituality as understood from inside the gardens of the true practitioner. Inspired and compassionate and deep.

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    "A gem of a book."

    Another great journey of insight. I couldn't recommend it more. Great many thanks to Mr Kornfield for sharing his wisdom.

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    "Bursting the bubble of delusion "

    Jack Kornfield excellently dissects many popular myths and delusions about what realisation is or isn't. By removing all that is false, he expertly points at truth without forcing us to see any more than is true for us. As such, the narrative is universal to truth seekers of any faith. Thank you for being such an amazing fast tracker of spiritual development!

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  • Mrs. J. Bryant
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    "wonderful"

    I love jack kornfield honest and interesting disruption of what happens next. great anecdotal stories and real life experiences.

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  • Liam
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    "Inspirational"

    I was put off slightly by the wonderfully calming tones of Jack's voice ~ some times it drifts into background sounds and makes me feel sleepy .. But.. I persisted and I'm so pleased I did! It was truly a wonderful gem of the dharma 💞~ it inspired me and came just at the time when I needed it the most. Thank you Jack Kornfield💞

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dean Maberly
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    11/22/16
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    "Gently uplifting and grounding"

    An elegant and balanced guide to spiritual life. Both uplifting and grounding.

    A good mixture of quotations, fables and stories convey the teachings in an accessible way which keeps you engaged.

    I expect I'll be listening back to this for years to come.

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