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Bringing home the dharma : awakening right where you are

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2011.
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"If we want to find inner peace and wisdom, we needn't move to an ashram or monastery. Our buddha nature--our natural warmth and insight--can be discovered right where we are, in the context of our relationships, our family lives, and in our efforts help and serve others. Popular spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. A  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kornfield
ISBN: 9781590309131 1590309138 1611800501 9781611800500
OCLC Number: 712119337
Description: xv, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The liberating practice of mindfulness --
The art of awakening: the way of meditation --
A mind like sky: learning to rest in awareness --
Realizing our full potential: cultivating love and joy --
Make your heart a zone of peace: dharma and politics --
Our children will learn what they live: becoming more conscious parents --
The art of forgiveness --
Spiritual initiation: monastic rites of wholeness and commitment --
Perils, promises, and spiritual emergency on the path --
The near enemies of awakening: nonattachment is not indifference --
The bodhisattva way: tending to the suffering of all beings --
Samadhi: developing a steady, concentrated mind --
Spiritual maturity --
Natural freedom of the heart: the teachings of Ajahn Chah --
The inspiration of Dipa Ma Barua --
Holding the banner of Dharma: celebrating Chögyam Trungpa --
American Buddhism: preserving and adapting the dharma --
This fantastic, unfolding experiment: establishing the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock --
Sex lives of the gurus --
Psychedelics, antidepressants, and spiritual practice --
Even the best meditators have old wounds to heal --
The sure heart's release: healing our personal pain --
Enlightenments --
Take the one seat: basic meditation practice --
Forgiveness meditation --
Loving-kindness meditation (metta).
Responsibility: Jack Kornfield ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel.

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"If we want to find inner peace and wisdom, we needn't move to an ashram or monastery. Our buddha nature--our natural warmth and insight--can be discovered right where we are, in the context of our relationships, our family lives, and in our efforts help and serve others. Popular spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. A student of some of the most revered meditation masters of the twentieth century, Kornfield offers keen observations about the rise of mindfulness practice in the West and shares his insights on finding freedom right where we are. Topics include: How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Conscious parenting. Overcoming the common obstacles to awakening. Spirituality and sexuality. Committing ourselves to easing the suffering in the world. The way of forgiveness, and much more"--

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