Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Jack Kornfield
The Path of Insight Meditation (Shambhala Classics)

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InSeeking the Heart of WisdomGoldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insightmeditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation isa journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeingclearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader indeveloping the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritualpractice. For those already treading the path, as well as those just startingout, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topicscovered are:Thehindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—andskillful means of overcoming themHowcompassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives andin the worldHowto integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative lifebased on nonattachment

Usefulexercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen theirunderstanding of the subjects.

 

About Jack Kornfield

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Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught around the world since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of the Spirit Rock Center. He lives in northern California.
 
Published January 11, 2012 by Shambhala Publications. 258 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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