Turn Toward the Beautiful

Creativity as a Path of Liberation

Turn Toward the Beautiful

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Course objectives:

  • Express story and poetry as offerings of art and beauty—awakening our hearts to move from a small sense of self to receive the world with compassion, understanding and presence.
  • Utilize creativity as an expression of liberation—making the sacred visible.
  • Recognize how creativity may become shut down, and how to open the gateway of creativity to become more free, present and alive.
  • Practice and express your deep understanding of the Dharma through a myriad of creative possibilities.

The play of sunlight through leaves … the songs of the wind … the arc of a brush stroke on paper. To be awake, reflects Jack Kornfield, is to discover the beauty hidden in all things—and to express that beauty ourselves.

With Turn Toward the Beautiful, this lyrical writer and teacher inspires us to reclaim our childlike wonder, attuning ourselves to the beauty that often passes us by unnoticed. Then, through insightful verses and stories from many traditions, he invites each of us to nourish the artistic impulse in ourselves—to choose to create as an essential expression of the spiritual life. In two compelling sessions, you will explore:

  • Why beauty and awareness are inseparable, and how they enrich each other
  • Rediscovering the world through our "child's eyes"
  • Presence—an essential component for awakening the artist's gifts of receptivity and wonder
  • How to use writing, drawing, music, dance, and more to bring insight to others
  • Practices to spark our own creative expression

What if the light that reveals the truth of our lives were waiting right here before us? For seasoned artists or novices of all spiritual traditions, Turn Toward the Beautiful points to that illumination—the beauty of the world that beckons to be received and shared.

Session I: Turn Toward the Beautiful

  • Track 1: Introduction
  • Track 2: The retrieval of beauty
  • Track 3: A life of wakefulness
  • Track 4: The Lion's Roar
  • Track 5: Becoming a child of spirit

Session II: Creativity as a Path of Liberation

  • Track 1: Introduction
  • Track 2: Poetry and Buddhism
  • Track 3: Poems as expressions of liberation
  • Track 4: Making the sacred visible
  • Track 5: Practice: Two Questions
  • Track 6: Creativity as an expression of dharma

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Review for Turn Toward the Beautiful Review by Sue J

I listened to the whole of this last night, I couldn't stop it was so delightful to listen to. I hadn't realised there would be so much poetry, I would say it was food for the soul except as a Buddhist there is no soul :-) but you know what I mean. Just enjoy this.

(Posted on 8/13/2014)

Review for Turn Toward the Beautiful Review by Vinny

Excellent audiobook. Jack Kornfield beautifully expresses how creativity is an expression of divinity.

(Posted on 6/14/2014)

Review for Turn Toward the Beautiful Review by Diane H

Wonder-full! One of the best program's I have listened to. Thank you!

(Posted on 2/16/2014)

Review for Turn Toward the Beautiful Review by Evelyn Simmons

I have enjoyed the Turn Toward the Beautiful. Jack always makes the lessons real and applicable to life. I love his sense of humor.

(Posted on 12/28/2013)

Review for Turn Toward the Beautiful Review by fo

As we all know, Jack radiates the Dharma. In this recording, however, he offers a truly expansive gift that will help rekindle the creative pulse in daily life.

(Posted on 12/24/2013)

Review for Turn Toward the Beautiful Review by Don K

I so enjoy anything by Jack Kornfield. But II wish he'd do more guided meditations and not so much lecturing.

(Posted on 12/11/2013)

Review for Turn Toward the Beautiful Review by Mike G

As a;ways, Jack has away of keeping things light and interesting. His guided practices are always a blessing. When someone ask me about mindfulness I turn them over to Jack. No one has been disappointed yet.

(Posted on 11/13/2013)



Contents 2 CDs (1 hour, 57 minutes)
Date Published August 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-62203-081-8
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-081-1
Dimensions 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
Product Code AW03730D

Audio Download

Contents Audio download (1 hour, 57 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published August 01, 2013
Product Code AW03730W

CE Credits

Contents 2 CE credits
Date Published August 01, 2013
Product Code CE04524