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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Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Jeb W
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. (Posted on September 22, 2014)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Linda S B
This is an excellent CD. Full of information, insight and humor. (Posted on April 20, 2014)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by August P
This is an excellent collection of Jack Kornfields talks. (Posted on October 2, 2013)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Tracey H
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. (Posted on September 30, 2013)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Maureen Clausen
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. (Posted on May 24, 2012)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Carol Stoyanoff
loved it, (Posted on May 16, 2012)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Nadine Spier
oustanding!!!! jack is a superb teacher. i will be listening to these cd's many times just to absorb all the spiritual information. i highly recommend. (Posted on May 11, 2012)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by jody van stratt
This is a wonderful course. Jack is like a Mr. Rogers of Buddism for us beginners. So glad I purchased. (Posted on December 25, 2011)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Robert Soderquist
I'm trying to practice meditation,and this cd set has been the most beneficial so far, I plan to get more cd's by him (Posted on August 19, 2011)
Review for Buddhism for Beginners Review by Susan Eichner
Easy to listen to. Informative. (Posted on August 15, 2011)
|Contents||1 Audio download (9 hours)|
|Filetypes||M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP|
|Date Published||July 29, 2005|
|Contents||8 CDs (540 minutes)|
|Date Published||July 29, 2005|
|Dimensions||7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches|