About 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...

A Lamp in the Darkness

Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times

Jack Kornfield

from Sounds True

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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 Kornfield. "Awakening to this wisdom can help us find our way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness." For anyone seeking answers during a time of trial, he offers A Lamp in the Darkness, a book-and-CD program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and special guided meditations for skillfully navigating life's inevitable storms.

The practices in this book are not positive thinking, quick fixes, or simplistic self-help strategies. They are powerful tools for doing "the work of the soul" to access our inner knowing and to embrace the fullness of our life experience. With regular practice, these teachings and meditations enable you to transform your difficulties into a guiding light for the journey ahead. Join Jack Kornfield as your trusted guide and friend as you explore:

  • Shared Compassion—a guided practice for planting the seeds of compassion and opening the heart to all that life brings
  • The Earth Is My Witness—a meditation to establish firm footing in the midst of darkness, centered by a steady witnessing presence
  • The Practice of Forgiveness—what Kornfield calls "the only medicine that can release us from the past and allow us to truly begin anew"
  • The Temple of Healing—a guided visualization to meet your own inner healer
  • Equanimity and Peace—a meditation for maintaining balance and acceptance regardless of the situation

Just as it is certain that each life will include suffering, explains Kornfield, it is also true that in every moment there is the possibility of transcending your difficulties to discover the heart's eternal freedom. With A Lamp in the Darkness, he offers you a beacon for yourself and others until joy returns again. Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Product details

Hardcover Book/CD:
Contents Hardcover book (103 pages), CD (1 hour, 19 minutes)
Date Published September 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-448-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-448-2
Dimensions 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in
Product Codes 2023d, d2023d, bd02023d
Softcover Book/CD:
Contents Paperback book (103 pages), 1 CD (1 hour, 19 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2014
ISBN-10 1-62203-096-6
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-096-5
Product Codes 3823d, d3823d, bd03823d
Digital Book:
Contents eBook (103 pages), Audio download (1 hour, 19 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2014
Product Codes 3823w, d3823w, bd03823w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced eBook (103 pages) with embedded audio (1 hour, 19 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2014
Product Codes 3823e, d3823e, bd03823e

Customer Reviews

By Patti B
Date Added: Monday 17 March 2014

The written material and the audio are exceptionally well written and recorded. I feel met and I am able to make connections in myself that are liberating, empowering, and expressive of wholeness; a true lamp in the darkness.
By Julia D
Date Added: Monday 13 January 2014
this is the second copy I purchase. this one was a gift as I so enjoyed mine
Date Added: Friday 24 August 2012
Jack Kornfield has delivered another beautiful & practical book.I haven't had time to finish or work with the CD yet but will.This is a very needed work and contains great tools and wisdom within one small book & CD. //...P.S. Sounds True's service and response here was excellent! Thank you very much...Rob
By Nancy J Farrell
Date Added: Tuesday 3 July 2012
Great for gifts and good introduction to Kornfield for the uninitiated.
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