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Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield] Speech

Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

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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.

©2001 Jack Kornfield; (P) Sounds True

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    Lesley 05-15-17
    Lesley 05-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Incredible speaker. Incredible content."

    the speaker had a very good voice for the book but what was better was the information provided. slightly repetitive but reinforces the core principles well.

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    Brett McAteer Brandon, Florida United States 04-26-17
    Brett McAteer Brandon, Florida United States 04-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Thought Provoking"

    This was incredibly thought provoking and moving. will listen again to get even more wisdom.

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    CaptJB Alabama 04-16-17
    CaptJB Alabama 04-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect for me"

    As a beginner, this was perfect. Very helpful, easy to understand and follow. Highly recommend

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    Andrea 04-01-17
    Andrea 04-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "review 4/1/17"

    nothing earth shattering revealed but a very good reminder of all good things. a nice get away.

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    Patrick Whitby, Ontario, Canada 02-08-17
    Patrick Whitby, Ontario, Canada 02-08-17 Member Since 2007
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    "calm, calm, calm, asleep!"

    I don't mean that in a bad way, but this book and his voice make me feel calm, and are great for listening to just before falling asleep.
    this is a great intro to Buddhism, it is easy to listen to, though not always easy to follow. it is by no means thorough or deep. it is great to pick up and put down as any section you listen to delivers a little of the Dharma.
    if you don't get sleepy like I seem to do, you can follow it more linearly, as it does go over some themes like the 4 Noble truths the 8 fold path, etc, but I seem to get lost in it. I like it enough to go back to it regularly, just pick where I left off and take a bit in.
    i must say, I am very turned off by his use of another's poem and him changing the line "faithless and therefore trustworthy" to "faithful and therefore trustworthy". that's very bad form, if you don't agree with the poem, don't use it! to change the meaning of that line to the exact opposite of the author's intent is not cool. I have to skip over this part now everytime I get to it. yuck.

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    Vesna 01-09-17
    Vesna 01-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent book"

    a good intro to buddhist psychology.......... . . . . . . . . .

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    Gali 12-26-16
    Gali 12-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "MUST READ / LISTEN!"

    Every person MUST listen to this book.
    Very comforting, calming, helpful.
    Definitely one of the best Iv'e heard.

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    hhall 11-11-16
    hhall 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "very enjoyable"

    very easy to follow. narrator has a very soothing voice. the content was delivered in an easy to understand way.

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    lili 10-21-16
    lili 10-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Calming like a mother,s sweet voice."

    Kornfield,s voice is calming. The book is Informative in a fun way. I have listened to this book several times. I recommend it to everyone.

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    Shane 09-15-16
    Shane 09-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "New to topic. Not what I expected."

    I can't really knock the book because maybe I missed some information when purchasing it. I was expecting more of a history and layman term explanation but this was more of a lecture.

    Again, it was likely my fault because I missed something but the stories were enjoyable. The calm peaceful voice was very calming as well.

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