Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

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by Jack Kornfield
     
 

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If we want to find inner peace and wisdom, we needn't move to an ashram or monastery. Our buddha nature—our natural warmth and insight—can be discovered right where we are, in the context of our relationships, our family lives, and in our efforts help and serve others. Popular spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield shares this and other key lessons gleaned

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If we want to find inner peace and wisdom, we needn't move to an ashram or monastery. Our buddha nature—our natural warmth and insight—can be discovered right where we are, in the context of our relationships, our family lives, and in our efforts help and serve others. Popular spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of commited study and practice. A student of some of the most revered meditation masters of the twentieth century, Kornfield offers keen observations about the rise of mindfulness practice in the West and shares his insights on finding freedom right where we are.

Topics include:

   • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity
   • Conscious parenting
   • Overcoming the common obstacles to awakening
   • Spirituality and sexuality
   • Commiting ourselves to easing the suffering in the world
   • The way of forgiveness
   • And much more

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Editorial Reviews

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“One of Western Buddhism’s wise elders, Jack Kornfield harvests a lifetime of experiences to create a masterful, clear, and moving picture of the human mind and heart.”—Norman Fischer

“Jack Kornfield brings to life a way to understand and cultivate mindfulness, compassion, lovingkindness, and true wisdom that penetrates to the core of what liberation is all about.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590309131
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.03(d)

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From the Publisher
“One of Western Buddhism’s wise elders, Jack Kornfield harvests a lifetime of experiences to create a masterful, clear, and moving picture of the human mind and heart.”—Norman Fischer

“Jack Kornfield brings to life a way to understand and cultivate mindfulness, compassion, lovingkindness, and true wisdom that penetrates to the core of what liberation is all about.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meet the Author

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma. He is a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and has taught meditation internationally since 1974. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace; Meditation for Beginners; and The Wise Heart.

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Bringing Home the Dharma 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helped me so much on my journey into Buddhism. A great read.
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Wonderful.