A major new work by the author of the classic A Path with Heart. Here, one of the leading spiritual teachers of our time offers a radical, positive approach to living in today's world.
For over 2000 years, Buddhist psychology has offered invaluable insights into the nature of the heart and mind, and transformed the way many people around the world handle life's challenges. But the ancient texts on which these remarkable teachings are based can be difficult to penetrate for modern seekers. Now, drawing on his experience as a monk trained in Thailand, Burma and India, as well as his expert psychology practice, Jack Kornfield provides an accessible, definitive guide for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
This important new work is in the tradition of his classic works A Path with Heart and After the Ectasy, the Laundry, offering practical tools to coping with modern life and dealing with emotions such as fear, anger and shame. Kornfield also shares the illuminating stories of his students and fellow practitioners, as well as his own journey towards enlightenment, including his recovery from a violence-filled childhood.
Here is a rare treasure that will give readers greater access to the secret beauty within - and without.
About the Author
Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India and has taught meditation worldwide since 1974. He was one of the key teachers to introduce Theravada Buddhist practice to the West, concentrating on bringing alive the great Eastern spiritual teachings for Western students. Jack also holds a PhD in clinical psychology. He is founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and the Spirit Rock Center and lives with his wife and daughter in northern California.
"It's encouraging to find Westerners who've sufficiently assimilated the traditions of the East to be able to share them with others as Jack is doing. May such efforts further the peace of all beings." -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher." -- Sogyal Rinpoche