No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are

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Atria Books #ad - In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys to inner freedom. Through his signature warmhearted, often funny stories, poignant, with their a-ha moments and O.

Drawing from his own life as a son, tears, nourishing and delicious” anne Lamott, laughter, and partner, Jack presents “a consommé of goodness, and breath, brother, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, heart, father, author of Bird by Bird. Henry-like outcomes, jack Kornfield shows how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances.

No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are #ad - Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, to love, to be yourself, freedom to start over, and brings real joy, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind and heart, awakens your spirit, over and over again. His keys to life will help us find hope, relief from past disappointments and guilt, clarity, and the courage to go forward.

Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, starred review and know how to change course, allowing us to “grapple with difficult emotions” Publishers Weekly, take action, Jack provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust.

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The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

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Bantam #ad - A guide to the transformative power of Buddhist psychology—for meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them.

In the wise heart,  celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever published in the West. Here is a vision of radiant human dignity, a journey to the highest expression of human possibility—and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives.

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A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times

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Sounds True #ad - 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 Kornfeld. Note: the ebook does not contain the audio component included in the original printed edition.

Table of contents foreward by jon kabat-zinn introduction:  an invitation to awakenthe wisdom of our difficultiesthe earth is my witnessShared CompassionAwakening the Buddha of Wisdom in DifficultiesThe Practice of ForgivenessThe Temple of HealingThe Zen of an Aching HeartEquanimity and PeaceYour Highest IntentionThe Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the Healing JourneyAfterword:  The Return of Joy  Excerpt Every life is filled with change and insecurity, and every life includes loss and suffering and difficulties that arise regularly.

A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times #ad - We are all nomads in this ever-changing world, and we need ways to ground ourselves and remain centered no matter what happens. When we encounter difficult times in our lives, it is not just the outer changes, but often our own state of mind that causes us the most difficulty. Grief and anxiety, fear and loss, and other turbulent emotions that we carry with us—and the stories.

Awakening to this wisdom can help us fin dour way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness. For anyone seeking answer during a trying time, he offers A Lamp in the Darkness, hope-giving stories, a program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, and advice for skillfully navigating life’s inevitable storms.

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A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

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Bantam #ad - The author’s own profound—and sometimes humorous—experiences and gentle assistance will skillfully guide you through the obstacles and trials of spiritual and contemporary life to bring a clarity of perception and a sense of the sacred into your everyday experience. Jack kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher.

Thich nhat hanh“jack is helping to pave the path for American Buddhism, bringing essential basics into our crazy modern lives. Written by a teacher, inspiring, psychologist, and meditation master of international renown, this warm, and expert book touches on a wide range of essential issues including many rarely addressed in spiritual books.

From compassion, to the creation of a zen-like simplicity and balance in all facets of life, addiction, it speaks to the concerns of many modern spiritual seekers, to dealing with problems involving relationships and sexuality, and psychological and emotional healing, both those beginning on the path and those with years of experience.

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life #ad - A path with heart is filled with practical techniques, guided meditations, koans, stories, and other gems of wisdom that can help ease your journey through the world. This important guidebook shows in detail and with great humor and insight the way to practice the Buddha’s universal teachings here in the West.

. Reading this book will touch your heart and remind you of the promises inherent in meditation and in a life of the spirit: the blossoming of inner peace, and understanding, wholeness, and the achievement of a happiness that is not dependent on external conditions. Sure to be a classic,  a path with Heart shows us how we can bring our spirituality to flower every day of our lives.

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The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

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Bantam #ad - You hold in your hand an invitation:To remember the transforming power of forgiveness and lovingkindness. Just to read these pages offers calm and comfort. The practices contained here offer meditations for you to discover a new way to meet life’s greatest challenges with acceptance, joy, and hope. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible.

In this beautiful and graceful little book, modern stories, peace, internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master Jack Kornfield has collected age-old teachings, and time-honored practices for bringing healing, and compassion into our daily lives.

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Meditation for Beginners

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Sounds True #ad - Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn’t know how to get started?  With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start—and stick with—a daily meditation practice. Insight” or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding.

Now, kornfield offers a straightforward, in this course created especially for beginners, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the meditations included in this book, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations—and even difficult emotions—to create tranquility and lovingkindness in your everyday life.

These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits immediately—while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening. With humor and insight, Jack Kornfield patiently explains the Buddhist way to bring deep spirituality into your everyday life.

Tricycle magazinetable of contents:chapter one:  the ancient art of meditation chapter two:  why meditate? chapter three:  the benefits of meditation practice chapter four:  meditation 1:  connecting with the breath chapter five:  meditation 2:  working with sensations in the Body Chapter Six:  Meditation 3:  Working With Feelings and Emotion Chapter Seven:  Meditation 4:  Witnessing Your Thoughts Chapter Eight:  Meditation 5:  Forgiveness Meditation Chapter Nine:  Meditation 6:  Loving Kindness Meditation Chapter Ten:  Meditation 7:  An Eating Meditation Chapter Eleven:  Meditation 8:  A Walking Meditation Chapter Twelve:  Meditation and Social Responsibility Chapter Thirteen:  How to Cultivate a Daily Meditation PracticeExcerpt:Meditation for Beginners offers the central trainings and teachings found in the best Buddhist monasteries translated for Western society.

Meditation for Beginners #ad - In meditation for beginnings, you will find some of the simplest and most universal of the practices of meditation—in particular, the practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness. The point of these teachings has nothing to do with becoming a Buddhist, or learning any Eastern ceremonies or rituals or bowing.

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Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

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Shambhala #ad - Jack kornfield, one of america's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include:   • how to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity   • conscious parenting   • Spirituality and sexuality   • The way of forgiveness   • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the worldBringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery.

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Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Shambhala Classics

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Shambhala #ad - The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, and our lives, our minds, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topics covered are:   •  the hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them   •  How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world   •  How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachmentUseful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.

The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. In seeking the heart of wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language.

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True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

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Bantam #ad - How do you cope when facing life-threatening illness, or inevitable loss? If you’re like most people, overwhelming emotion, old trauma, obsessive thinking, self-judgment, falling back on timeworn strategies: anger, family conflict, chances are you react with fear and confusion, faltering relationships, and addictive behaviors.

Through spiritual teachings, and inspirational stories of people who discovered loving presence during times of great struggle, guided meditations, Brach invites us to connect more deeply with our own inner life, one another, and the world around us. In this book, brach offers a practical guide to finding our inner sanctuary of peace and wisdom in the midst of difficulty.

Tara brach, because it is available to every one of us, author of the award-winning Radical Acceptance, calls this awareness our true refuge, at any moment, no exceptions. There is another way. For anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of the mind and how to improve the quality of their life, this book offers unique insights and easily learned practices that literally can transform your life’s path.

True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart #ad - The book reminds us of our own innate intelligence and goodness, making possible an enduring trust in ourselves and our lives. Read, explore, and enjoy!”—Daniel J. We realize that what we seek is within us, and regardless of circumstances, “there is always a way to take refuge in a healing and liberating presence.

Praise for true refuge“drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience as well as ten more years of personal experience on the path of awakening, Tara Brach’s superb second book brings readers ever more deeply in touch with our true nature.

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Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World

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Shambhala #ad - In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, heartfelt reflections, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. From the bestselling author of when things Fall Apart, compassion, an open-hearted call for human connection, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times.

Welcoming the unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us.

Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World #ad - Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, and directly relatable advice, simple and powerful everyday practices, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship.

In an increasingly polarized world, even when we disagree, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, and influence our environment in positive ways.

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