A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times

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Sounds True #ad - When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? how do we make our way with courage and dignity? “Inside each of us is an eternal light that I call ‘the One Who Knows, ’ writes Jack Kornfeld. Awakening to this wisdom can help us fin dour way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness.

For anyone seeking answer during a trying time, he offers A Lamp in the Darkness, a program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and advice for skillfully navigating life’s inevitable storms. Note: the ebook does not contain the audio component included in the original printed edition.

Table of contents foreward by jon kabat-zinn introduction:  an invitation to awakenthe wisdom of our difficultiesthe earth is my witnessShared CompassionAwakening the Buddha of Wisdom in DifficultiesThe Practice of ForgivenessThe Temple of HealingThe Zen of an Aching HeartEquanimity and PeaceYour Highest IntentionThe Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the Healing JourneyAfterword:  The Return of Joy  Excerpt Every life is filled with change and insecurity, and every life includes loss and suffering and difficulties that arise regularly.

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No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are

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Atria Books #ad - His keys to life will help us find hope, relief from past disappointments and guilt, clarity, and the courage to go forward. In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys to inner freedom.

Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their a-ha moments and O. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, awakens your spirit, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind and heart, to be yourself, to love, and brings real joy, over and over again.

No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are #ad - Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, starred review and know how to change course, Jack provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, take action, allowing us to “grapple with difficult emotions” Publishers Weekly, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust.

Drawing from his own life as a son, heart, and breath, and partner, laughter, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, brother, nourishing and delicious” Anne Lamott, father, tears, Jack presents “a consommé of goodness, author of Bird by Bird. Henry-like outcomes, jack Kornfield shows how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances.

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The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

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Bantam #ad - The practices contained here offer meditations for you to discover a new way to meet life’s greatest challenges with acceptance, joy, and hope. You hold in your hand an invitation:To remember the transforming power of forgiveness and lovingkindness. Just to read these pages offers calm and comfort. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible.

In this beautiful and graceful little book, and time-honored practices for bringing healing, modern stories, internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master Jack Kornfield has collected age-old teachings, peace, and compassion into our daily lives.

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The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

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Bantam #ad - Here is a vision of radiant human dignity, a journey to the highest expression of human possibility—and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives. A guide to the transformative power of Buddhist psychology—for meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them.

In the wise heart, comprehensive,  celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever published in the West.

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

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Bantam #ad - The author’s own profound—and sometimes humorous—experiences and gentle assistance will skillfully guide you through the obstacles and trials of spiritual and contemporary life to bring a clarity of perception and a sense of the sacred into your everyday experience. Written by a teacher, this warm, psychologist, and meditation master of international renown, inspiring, and expert book touches on a wide range of essential issues including many rarely addressed in spiritual books.

It is a wise and gentle guidebook for an odyssey into the soul that enables us to achieve a deeper, more satisfying life in the world. From compassion, addiction, and psychological and emotional healing, to the creation of a Zen-like simplicity and balance in all facets of life, it speaks to the concerns of many modern spiritual seekers, to dealing with problems involving relationships and sexuality, both those beginning on the path and those with years of experience.

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life #ad - A path with heart is filled with practical techniques, stories, guided meditations, koans, and other gems of wisdom that can help ease your journey through the world. Reading this book will touch your heart and remind you of the promises inherent in meditation and in a life of the spirit: the blossoming of inner peace, and understanding, wholeness, and the achievement of a happiness that is not dependent on external conditions.

Sure to be a classic,  a path with Heart shows us how we can bring our spirituality to flower every day of our lives. This important guidebook shows in detail and with great humor and insight the way to practice the Buddha’s universal teachings here in the West. Jack kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher.

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Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

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Shambhala #ad - Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack kornfield, one of america's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include:   • how to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity   • conscious parenting   • Spirituality and sexuality   • The way of forgiveness   • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the worldBringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

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Meditation for Beginners

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Now, in this course created especially for beginners, Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the meditations included in this book, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations—and even difficult emotions—to create tranquility and lovingkindness in your everyday life.

These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits immediately—while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening. With humor and insight, Jack Kornfield patiently explains the Buddhist way to bring deep spirituality into your everyday life.

Tricycle magazinetable of contents:chapter one:  the ancient art of meditation chapter two:  why meditate? chapter three:  the benefits of meditation practice chapter four:  meditation 1:  connecting with the breath chapter five:  meditation 2:  working with sensations in the Body Chapter Six:  Meditation 3:  Working With Feelings and Emotion Chapter Seven:  Meditation 4:  Witnessing Your Thoughts Chapter Eight:  Meditation 5:  Forgiveness Meditation Chapter Nine:  Meditation 6:  Loving Kindness Meditation Chapter Ten:  Meditation 7:  An Eating Meditation Chapter Eleven:  Meditation 8:  A Walking Meditation Chapter Twelve:  Meditation and Social Responsibility Chapter Thirteen:  How to Cultivate a Daily Meditation PracticeExcerpt:Meditation for Beginners offers the central trainings and teachings found in the best Buddhist monasteries translated for Western society.

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Teachings of the Buddha

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Shambhala #ad - The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Japanese sources. Jack kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

Teachings of the Buddha #ad - Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers.

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True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

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Bantam #ad - True refuge is essential reading for anyone encountering hardship or crisis, anyone dedicated to a path of spiritual awakening. The book reminds us of our own innate intelligence and goodness, making possible an enduring trust in ourselves and our lives. Beneath the turbulence of our thoughts and emotions exists a profound stillness, a silent awareness capable of limitless love.

Though these old, conditioned attempts to control our life may offer fleeting relief, ultimately they leave us feeling isolated and mired in pain. This book is a precious gift, filled with insight, shared from heart to heart. Thich nhat hanh “True Refuge is a magnificent work of heart. Based on a fresh interpretation of the three classic Buddhist gateways to freedom—truth, love, and awareness—True Refuge shows us the way not just to heal our suffering, but also to cultivate our capacity for genuine happiness.

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Tara brach, because it is available to every one of us, author of the award-winning Radical Acceptance, at any moment, calls this awareness our true refuge, no exceptions. In this book, brach offers a practical guide to finding our inner sanctuary of peace and wisdom in the midst of difficulty. Read, explore, and enjoy!”—Daniel J.

For anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of the mind and how to improve the quality of their life, this book offers unique insights and easily learned practices that literally can transform your life’s path.

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Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Shambhala Classics

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Shambhala #ad - For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topics covered are:   •  the hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them   •  How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world   •  How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachmentUseful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.

The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. In seeking the heart of wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language.

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