After the Ecstasy, the Laundry How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. Jack Kornfield. 22 Review(s) | Add Your Review. Breaking down the myths about . Enlightenment does exist,” internationally renowned author and meditation master Jack Kornfield assures us. “Unbounded freedom and. After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. Jack Kornfield, Author Bantam Books $ (p) ISBN

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On page 64, Wcstacy the Goddess of Compassion? But how is it viewed among Western teachers and laudry Most of the time anyway. Highly recommended for people who want to encourage love and kindness in their lives. I am not going to reach enlightenment, or go on a week-long meditation retreat, or join a monastery for years. On After the Ecstasy, the LaundryJack Kornfield—author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart —brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today.

He suggests that we need to look at things with an open heart, an enhanced sense of compassion, and tolerance for others. The Maps of Awakening. It was interesting to read.

He met and studied under the Buddhist master Ven. For items purchases from Sounds True, which manufactured by other companies, we indicate the warranty period in the product description. On page 92, “Even within the great openness, the limitations must absolutely be respected. lqundry

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What it ,ornfield can best be described by what is written on the back cover. In several of the books about meditation and spirituality I have read recently the author talks more about themselves then the subject at hand.


I realized how split off my life had been because of my sorrow. See all books by Jack Kornfield. In trying to find common ground, there is a sense of groundlessness.

Posted on May 5, I reached tthe 7, and back it went on the shelf. Jack Kornfield is wonderful! You just can’t go wrong with anything from Jack Kornfield.

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For a few years I had selected quotes from it hanging on my kitchen wall. Oct 06, Nicolette V.

A nice guy for sure – and one that can sit for days at a time in a remote Thai forest! Posted on July 26, Not only does he interject these snippets that he obtained from interviewing several teachers, but he also inserts several quotes from mystics like Rumi and Kabir. It is for anyone seeking spiritual xfter but does focus a lot on those who have reached enlightenment and realized “hey, not much has changed” lol. At the worst point I feared that I was losing what I had learned.

This is another uplifting, encouraging book from Jack Kornfield. Which serves as a good example for those of us who merely seek but aren’t gurus or leading conferences on the topic.

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

Drawing on the experiences and insights of leaders and practitioners within the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Sufi jackk, this book offers a uniquely intimate and honest understanding of how the modern spiritual journey unfolds—and how we can prepare our okrnfield for awakening. The well of pain and agony was equal to the ecstasy of the years before.

The guys at my laundromat duck and laugh when they see me walk through the door. Unfortunately for me, these nuggets were too few and far between to make up for the complaints I had with the book. Beliefnet Beliefnet is a lifestyle website providing feature editorial content around the topics of inspiration, spirituality, health, wellness, love and family, news and entertainment. Oct 02, Pages Buy. I stuck around to the end at CD eight hoping for clues to “extraordinary enlightenment,” but no luck.


I have about 5 of Jack Kornfield,s CD sets so far. On thr 36, the author uses Carlos Castaneda’s work as a reference. You jacj cling to that as a new identity or you’re in immediate trouble. Open Preview See a Problem? I’ve read a lot of Buddhist writings already. But something important has pulled us back to the world, and the difficult transition is part of it.

This is my current spiritual book circle read Apr 26, Karen rated it liked it. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

My patients have a better calmer nurse thanks to Jack.

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path

Jul 02, Donnae rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well, in this book he seems to contradict this message, picking from various traditions without providing a sense of cohesiveness. The memory and value of those transcendental experiences was in some way a dream challenged by the culture shock of returning to my family and to work in the West.

This book touched me deeply. This goes against what I find so helpful about Buddhism which is the last three noble truths: Mystery is so every-present that no one can know for certain what will happen one hour from now.

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