A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

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by Jack Kornfield
     
 

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A guide to reconciling Buddhist spirituality with the American way of life addresses the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world and offers guidance for bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday experience.

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A guide to reconciling Buddhist spirituality with the American way of life addresses the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world and offers guidance for bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday experience.

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With humor and insight, Jack Kornfield patiently explains the Buddhist way to bring deep spirituality into your everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553372113
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
84,787
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has been teaching meditation internationally since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. He co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and founded the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and has taught in centers and universities worldwide. Jack has led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama, worked with many of the great teachers of our time, and is a father and activist. He is co-creator of the Awareness Training Institute and has written more than a dozen books, including Meditation for Beginners; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more.

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A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
OldHippie More than 1 year ago
Every step that Jack Kornfield leads the reader through becomes the readers new and wonderful place that Karisnamurti meant when he said that "truth is a pathless land." With lovingkindness "A Path With Heart" leads to discovery of our own truth in that pathless land and it is a glorious thing to find your own truth can co-exist with all others who search for their truth. I have a worn paperback copy of this book which I often just pick up and open it to some random place and read and am uplifted and refresked and reminded that I live today and I live my truth and am ever greatful for this book of loveingkindness, peace and happiness. I did not hesitate one moment when I saw it was available to download and like a child I eagerly away my nook for Christmas so I can load it and many other of my favorite books that inspire me with the wisdome of the ages and take them with me when I travel or just go to a quite spot to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It explains Buddhism. It has a really simple easy to read guide. You don't have to be Buddhist to enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply put this book keeps me on track. I've read it three times and purchased it twice. I gave my first copy to a good friend. Do read and we'll all be the better for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my first on the path toward inner peace and healing. It holds a dear place in my heart...a wonderful guide to bringing meaning, healing and love into your life.
Yogi_Chris More than 1 year ago
Kornfield offers an extremely complete and competent overview of all aspects of the practice. A 'must read' for anyone serious about their practice and intent on integrating it with their lives.
bhikkubrian More than 1 year ago
Sharing his experience and wisdom, Jack Kornfield has provided a wonderful guide to the pathway of Vipassana. This book is so helpful in encountering and dispelling the pitfalls to practice. Written with warmth, clarity and humor, it is an easy read and encourages us to continue on in our practice. Many thanks, Jack!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author's spiritual pragmatism makes the book useful in my day to day life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Challenging read but worth the effort. Haven't finished it yet, but I'm already using some of the material.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read very helpfull in day to day struggles and stress relief,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack kornfield doesn't disappoint
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'A Path with Heart' gives a unique Buddhist perspective to heal ourselves emotionally and psychologically. It asks us to accept emotions fully, experience them at a deep level and then to release them. The path is not one of denial but of acceptance and also letting go. Jack Kornfield's words are filled with compassion and equanimity, which are two important facets of our spiritual journey filled with both perils and promises.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it keeps its focus on bringing the spiritual into our daily life. It is second in this regard only to the book An Encounter With A Prophet
Guest More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this book, Kornfield is easy to read and understand. He adds bits and pieces of humor, some stories about his life in the U.S. and Asia. He his an excellent teacher and guide into Buddhism. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Buddhism or becoming a Buddhist.