After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
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When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? On After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack 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. 

Course objectives:

  • Assess how to embrace the joys and sorrows of everyday life after experiencing a transcendent spiritual awakening
  • Integrate inner knowledge with outer expression and experience
  • Analyze how to embrace spiritual practice as an invitation to the truth
  • Plan to embrace our human feelings without judgment
  • Describe how to recognize the Buddha in each other and create community

"Perfect enlightenment" appears in many texts, Kornfield begins. But how is it viewed among Western teachers and practitioners? To find out, Kornfield talked to more than 100 Zen masters, rabbis, nuns, lamas, monks, and senior meditation students from all walks of life.

The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do—the laundry—no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines. 

Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism's most trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.

An original audio adaptation of Jack Kornfield's book, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.

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Contents 8 CDs (9 hours, 30 minutes) Audio Download (9 hours, 30 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AW00471D AW00471W
ISBN Number 978-1-59179-394-6 978-1-59179-979-5
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Jack Kornfield

About 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 Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He has written more than a dozen books including The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more.