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.
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Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Mark B
Not satisfied. Could not get app to open. Tried your company help and could not resolve it and Kindle Fire help told me to get a refund. I won't be ordering anything more from your company. (Posted on October 16, 2014)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Patti B
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. (Posted on March 17, 2014)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Jill Ebsworth
As is usual with his teaching, what Jack Kornfield presents in this book is wisdom, tempered with humour and great compassion--in practical, do-able meditations. A wonderful aid to growth in cultivating compassion. However, I bought the book in Kindle format (from Sounds True), which is very badly done--unedited errors, the occasional intrusion of words in italics that do not belong to the passage being read, and everything is run-on with no spaces except at chapter ends. Thus I highly recommend the book, but definitely not in kindle format--very disappointing. (Posted on February 25, 2014)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Julia D
this is the second copy I purchase. this one was a gift as I so enjoyed mine (Posted on January 13, 2014)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by ROSALIE F
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 (Posted on August 24, 2012)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Barbara Barron
At first I was upset that I could not put it on my kindle. However, with help from customer service I was able to put it on my iphone.
I was delighted that I was able to listen to meditations in this enhanced ebook. (Posted on July 7, 2012)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Nancy J Farrell
Great for gifts and good introduction to Kornfield for the uninitiated. (Posted on July 3, 2012)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Nimal Sedera
Deep material discussed in effective simple language.
As a practicing Buddhist I value this book so much. Everything here is practical and explained in detail (Posted on May 20, 2012)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Fran McDonald
I love this amazing mans wee book plus cd of guided meditations. He teaches with simplicity and with art. Surprised it took 3 weeks to arrive. I think regular post would have been fastr & cheaper. (Posted on March 11, 2012)
Review for A Lamp in the Darkness Review by Linda Stobin
I finally received the book. I must have waited three weeks, but it did come in the mail and I'm so happy! Thank you. The book is great. (Posted on January 4, 2012)
Paperback Book and CD
|Contents||Paperback book (103 pages); 1 CD (1 hour, 19 minutes)|
|Date Published||February 01, 2014|
|Dimensions||5 x 5 inches|
|Contents||eBook (103 pages); Audio download (1 hour, 19 minutes)|
|Filetypes||EPUB, JPG, MP3, PDF, PRC|
|Date Published||February 01, 2014|