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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...

The Roots of Buddhist Psychology

Be a Lamp Unto Yourself

Jack Kornfield

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The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology is an invitation to drink deeply of these teachings to taste the wisdom that flows from the heart of Buddhism's most useful ideas about the interior life, and what brings awakening, freedom, and happiness.

Among the world's great religions, Buddhism alone has developed a rich, intricate psychology based not on metaphysics, but on the human predicament. Through its strategies, you can find the way to true freedom.

Buddhism views the mind as a labyrinth of feelings, perceptions, and emotional states. Unhappiness is rooted in unskillful responses to our world: grasping when things are pleasant, aversion when they are unpleasant, and delusion/confusion when they are neutral. Through awareness training, Kornfield teaches, you can transform these responses into real skills that are the path to true happiness. This is the way to inner stillness—the deathless state that allows your wisdom and compassion to flow together for a state of greater knowing.

Enlivened with many parables, worldly stories, and thoughts from artists, philosophers, and writers, The Roots of Buddhist Psychology can help you to discover for yourself that what you seek is already here.

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CD:
Contents 8 CDs (8 hours, 40 minutes)
Date Published November 16, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-432-3
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-432-5
Dimensions 6 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches
Product Codes 1019d, f1019d, af01019d
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Contents 1 Audio download (8 hours, 40 minutes)
Date Published November 16, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-287-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-287-7
Product Codes 1019w, f1019w, af01019w

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Customer Reviews

By priya
Date Added: Thursday 4 September 2014
the title sounds kinda academic, but this is really just a great storyteller talking about the experience of life using anecdotes from writers, spiritual figures, artists and his own life. wonderful. one of my ST top 10.
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By Susan S
Date Added: Friday 29 August 2014
I love these teachings of Jack Kornfield and have listened to them for years. This purchase was a gift for my niece who is a family counselor and art therapist and she loved receiving them. The clarity of the teachings, the inclusions of wonderful quotations from poetry and literature, the humor and compassion for all beings is so evident throughout the tapes.
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By Enid J
Date Added: Friday 11 April 2014
The Roots of Buddhist Psychology is suburb! Jack Kornfield is the most amazing presenter. His wisdom and goodness are ever present. I actually listened to this on cassettes years ago and wanted to hear it again. How fortunate for me that it was on sale. Jack's books and tapes have mentored me for over 25 years--tho he doesn't know it. I so highly recommend The Roots of Buddhist Psychology.
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By Judy P
Date Added: Friday 26 July 2013
Thank you for this beautiful and valuable teaching. I have listened to it twice and will listen many times more. Jack Kornfield is an amazing teacher.
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