The Jewel of Liberation

Essential Teachings on the End of Suffering
Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
Length: 10 hrs
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Publisher's Summary

It is possible to find genuine happiness and liberation in the ups and downs of your own human life. We can sense how it is possible for our own capacity for greater freedom and compassion to grow. "If this were not possible," said the Buddha "I would not ask you to do so."

The Jewel of Liberation presents 10 pinnacle dharma talks (teaching selections) hand-selected by Jack from his personal collection to illuminate the pathways out of suffering and into the natural freedom that is both our shared birthright and our greatest gift to the world.

©2011 Sounds True (P)2011 Sounds True

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A Jewel of a book!

I love listening to Jack Kornfield and this collection of dharma talks. This isn't a book that I start and power through quickly but one I think needs to be taken in small sittings over time. There is a ton of great information with thought provoking and life changing concepts presented here. However, time needs to be taken to process these ideas and ponder the deeper meaning. I recommend this recording to anyone interested in shifting their point of view and seeing things in a different light. I also find that each time I listen I hear something I had not noticed before. Definitely a book I return to frequently.

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Thought provoking

Where does The Jewel of Liberation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right there at the top.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Jewel of Liberation?

There were so many... I laughed, I cried, I felt compassion and most of all I began to understand.

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If you are at a point in your life where you are searching because nothing seems to make sense anymore, I would highly recommend this audiobook. It is my first listen to Jack Kornfield and I will go back for more. Definitely a life changer for me. I feel like I am finally on the right path.

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Changed my life, much for the better

I'm so grateful that Jack Kornfield exists. His soft-spoken, deep, humane wisdom has been so life-changing. I counted up the books of his narrated by him on Audible, and it came to 23. (His "books" are usually a series of lectures, although many are available in print form, too. I haven't had a chance to see how closely they sync, but it doesn't matter. When he goes off script, as it's obvious he has, it's only to add a touch of humor or an incidental insight.) I look forward to listening to all of them, over many years, repeatedly. It's like having a warm, concerned friend acting as your life coach.

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I really liked this.

Honestly, I don't understand many of the deeper concepts this fellow is talking about, but I really enjoyed the whole performance. Jack has a way of talking that makes you feel like he's had some sleeping pills and marijuana, and the whole thing made me feel relaxed and generally benevolent toward everyone. I'm listening it to it again right now. My favorite part is when he tells the story of a lady who, after some group meditation, had attempted to tuck a romantic note into the shoe of someone else in the class. There's something utterly hilarious about hearing someone with a voice like that of Jack Kornfield say the word "Birkenstocks." I'll listen to this whole performance over and over for sure. I'll hopefully start to understand the concepts better at some point.

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I love Kornfield<br />

loved it. wonderful teachings. a beautiful gift. these teachings are a life changer for sure!

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Beauty & Power

Such beauty. Such power. These recordings are phenomenal. I want to color the pages of notes I took in gold, they are so valuable. As soon as I was done I started again. Mahalo Jack. May you be well 🙏🏽

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wonderful

great teachings from a wise man very inspirational, practical and humble...appropriate for this time and place

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On top of the all time best books I've every read or heard in over 59 years of reading.

This book is well worth the money I spend for it but more importantly is is more than worth the time spent listening to it. If you have the opportunity to listen and you don't it is a tragedy for you as you will have missed so much telling of truth, wisdom, reality and practice advice applicable today. Namaste ...

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