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

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Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our American way of life, A Path with Heart brings alive one by one the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world.

Beloved Western Buddhist master Kornfield makes known his personal, practical wisdom, garnered from 25 years of practicing and teaching the path of awakening, as he guides self-searchers to a simplicity ...

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Overview

Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our American way of life, A Path with Heart brings alive one by one the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world.

Beloved Western Buddhist master Kornfield makes known his personal, practical wisdom, garnered from 25 years of practicing and teaching the path of awakening, as he guides self-searchers to a simplicity of perception that brings alive spiritual practice, peace, and truth in their daily lives.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780553372113
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 78,381
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Great Book

    It explains Buddhism. It has a really simple easy to read guide. You don't have to be Buddhist to enjoy this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2009

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    A Path with heart which leads us through the pathless land.

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    Truly a Treasure!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2004

    Outstanding!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2000

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

    The author's spiritual pragmatism makes the book useful in my day to day life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2000

    Life changing

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Excellent

    Enjoy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Awesome read very helpfull in day to day struggles and stress relief,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

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    Jack kornfield doesn't disappoint

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    A must read

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2007

    Compassionate & Psychological

    '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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2000

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

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2000

    Enlightenment

    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.

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