The Buddha Is Still Teaching: Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom [NOOK Book]

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When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible—that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today’s most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture. They demonstrate that two and a ...

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The Buddha Is Still Teaching: Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom

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Overview

When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible—that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today’s most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture. They demonstrate that two and a half millennia have done nothing to diminish the freshness of the Buddhist teachings, or their universal applicability to our lives.

Contributors include: Ajahn Chah, Joko Beck, Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Pema Chödrön, the Dalai Lama, Ram Dass, Mark Epstein, Norman Fischer, Natalie Goldberg, Joseph Goldstein, Dilgo Khyentse, Jack Kornfield, Noah Levine, Stephen Levine, Sakyong Mipham, Sharon Salzberg, Suzuki Roshi, Robert Thurman, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Tulku Thondup

To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.jackkornfield.org.

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“Kornfield has compiled short, easy to digest essays and snippets of wisdom from today's great Buddhist teachers; perfect for a lunch break that is too short for deep reading but long enough for a quick boost of inspiration.”—The Buddhist Blog

“With its series of concise selections, this book offers brief reminders and reflections on aspects of the human condition, as well as helpful instructions on steps to take on the path of wisdom and compassion.”—New Age Retailer Online

“The organization and style of these presentations will be appreciated by both the devotee and the uninitiated.”—ForeWord Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834821811
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Series: Shambhala Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 425,430
  • File size: 692 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to have brought Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. 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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Table of Contents

Introduction Jack Kornfield ix

Wish Understanding 1

Compassion and Courage 55

Freedom 129

Enlightenment and the Bodhisattva Path 199

Acknowledgments 273

Bibliography 274

Credits 280

Index of Teachers 285

About the Editors 287

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