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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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excellent book

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

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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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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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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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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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Jack's the Best

Loved it. Very informative and entertaining as well. Jack Kornfield is an excellent teacher. Fantastic.

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Great overview

I loved this book. A beautifully pieced together exposition. I learned so much. And I enjoyed the lovely bits of humor. I always listen to Jack Kornfeld at 1.25 speed, which is still plenty mellow for me. I've thoroughly enjoyed his teachings and recordings.

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Love Jack Kornfield!

Such wonderful wisdom shared with clarity and humor. I would recommend this book to everyone, beginners and those with years of practice.

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Really inspired

As someone new to Buddhism I found this audiobook really inspiring and informative. I would highly recommend it to everyone looking for inspirational introduction to Buddhism and its teachings.

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wisdom

Vast amount of knowledge. Well worth the timeI. I will listen again to gain more thorough knowledge.