Transmission: Receiving the Living Wisdom of Spiritual Teachers

Transmission: Receiving the Living Wisdom of Spiritual Teachers

by Jack Kornfield
     
 

The Gift of Spiritual Awakening—from One Heart to Another

What is transmitted from a spiritual teacher to a student? The possibilities of love and freedom, of living in a joyful heart. Extraordinary spiritual teachers empower us, pointing us towards our own awakening. In their presence, we can feel the qualities of enlightenment rather than just

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The Gift of Spiritual Awakening—from One Heart to Another

What is transmitted from a spiritual teacher to a student? The possibilities of love and freedom, of living in a joyful heart. Extraordinary spiritual teachers empower us, pointing us towards our own awakening. In their presence, we can feel the qualities of enlightenment rather than just hearing about them, and we are inspired to see in a new way.

With Transmission, author and teacher Jack Kornfield shares eight sessions of in-depth teachings illuminating the student-teacher relationship. Through a treasure trove of personal stories about the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa, Dipa Ma, Ajahn Chah, and other masters, we see how teachers embody the many facets of the jewel of enlightened consciousness-including humor, discipline, humility, joyousness, uncanny perspicacity, and unfathomable compassion-and how we too can fully awaken these qualities in ourselves.

Exploring such topics as devotion, the tender heart of sadness, meditation, and patience, Jack reveals the power of opening one's heart to a true spiritual teacher as well as the potential pitfalls and challenges of the teacher-student relationship. With warmth, humor, and practical advice-including what to do if there are no spiritual teachers near your home-Transmission opens possibilities for anyone to deepen, practice, and awaken.


    Highlights

  • Do we need teachers on the spiritual path?
  • The essence of relationship to a spiritual teacher
  • What teachers most want from their students
  • Surrendering to something beyond ego
  • The humanity and humility of true teachers
  • How we "transfer" or project onto teachers
  • xperiencing conflict with spiritual teachers
  • Steering clear of cults and corruption
  • When teachers don't meet our expectations

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Jack Kornfield presents his first audio course about the student-teacher relationship on the spiritual path and why he considers it critically relevant for people today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604079791
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.70(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 taught worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He has written more than a dozen books including The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more.

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