Turn Toward the Beautiful: Creativity as a Path of Liberation

Turn Toward the Beautiful: Creativity as a Path of Liberation

by Jack Kornfield
     
 

The play of sunlight through leaves . . . the songs of the wind . . . the arc of a brush stroke on paper. To be awake, reflects Jack Kornfield, is to discover the beauty hidden in all things—and to express that beauty ourselves. With Turn Toward the Beautiful, this lyrical writer and teacher inspires us to reclaim our childlike wonder, attuning

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The play of sunlight through leaves . . . the songs of the wind . . . the arc of a brush stroke on paper. To be awake, reflects Jack Kornfield, is to discover the beauty hidden in all things—and to express that beauty ourselves. With Turn Toward the Beautiful, this lyrical writer and teacher inspires us to reclaim our childlike wonder, attuning ourselves to the beauty that often passes us by unnoticed. Then, through insightful verses and stories from many traditions, he invites each of us to nourish the artistic impulse in ourselves—to choose to create as essential expression of the spiritual life. In two compelling sessions, listeners will explore:

  • Why beauty and awareness are inseparable, and how they enrich each other
  • Rediscovering the world through our "child's eyes"
  • Presence—an essential for awakening the artist's gifts of receptivity and wonder
  • How to use writing, drawing, music, dance, and more to bring insight to others
  • Many practices to spark our own creative expression

What if the light that reveals the truth of our lives were waiting right here before us? For seasoned artists or novices of all spiritual traditions, Turn Toward the Beautiful points to that illumination—the beauty of the world that beckons to be received and shared.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Kornfield . . . is one of the seminal figures in the introduction and development of Buddhist practice in the West."

-LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher."

-SOGYAL RIPONCHE
Author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622030811
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
634,700
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(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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