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Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners

A Complete Course on the Heart of the Buddha's Teachings

Experience the gifts of this vast spiritual tradition—a 9-hour exploration of Buddhism.

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At the heart of all Buddhist wisdom lies one astonishing truth: a way out of suffering and into a more deeply fulfilling life is not a myth, but a reality available to you the moment you open your eyes through the power of skillful inquiry.

For generations, this fact has been proven again and again by those who have learned and tested for themselves what the Buddha taught. Now, with Buddhism for Beginners, celebrated teacher and author Jack Kornfield invites you to experience for yourself the gifts of this vast spiritual tradition.

Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, this full-length retreat on audio offers an ideal way to learn Buddhism's essential principles and insights. Join this gifted speaker, as he guides you through:

  • Buddhism's cornerstone teachings, including the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path to inner freedom, the meaning and varieties of karma, the Ten Perfections for opening the heart, the inner tools of samadhi and prajna (concentration and insight), the Four Great Immeasurables, the Buddha's last great teaching, and many other topics
  • The principles of meditation practice, covering such fundamentals as clarifying awareness and focusing your mind; overcoming distractions and other inner obstacles; using heart-centered practices to sprout the seeds of compassion and loving-kindness, and more
  • Wisdom stories, poetry, teaching parables, and inspiring true accounts distilled from Buddhism's many historical branches, plus invaluable advice gleaned from Kornfield's own years of experience as a student and a teacher

The ancient Buddhist scripture The Path to Purification poses this riddle: The world is entangled in a knot. Who can untangle the tangle? According to the Buddha, the answer is: you can, by learning to see things clearly and simply, as they actually are.

Now, with Jack Kornfield's Buddhism for Beginners, you will find the tools and teachings you need to begin this great inner adventure of self-discovery and freedom.

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Reviewed by Jeb W.
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This is an entertaining and thought-provoking treatment of the subject matter, which is approached from a somewhat universalist, non-sectarian perspective. If you are a "purist," who self-identifies with a particular tradition, you may find Kornfield's approach challenging. That said, you should probably accept the challenge.

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Reviewed by Linda S B.
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This is an excellent CD. Full of information, insight and humor.

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Reviewed by August P.
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This is an excellent collection of Jack Kornfields talks.

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Reviewed by Tracey H.
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The way the content is presented is so easy to absorb and uplifting. Its a beautiful way to start your day and places everything into perspective.

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Reviewed by Maureen C.
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I found this to be a very accessible and sincere introduction to the foundations of Buddhism. If you are curious about Buddhism and want an overview of Buddhist beliefs and ethics, this is an excellent place to begin.

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DETAILS

CD

Contents 8 CDs (540 minutes)
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AF00988D

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (9 hours)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Product Code AF00988W