A path with heart: a guide through the perils and promises of spiritual life

Front Cover
Bantam Books, Jun 1, 1993 - Religion - 352 pages
113 Reviews
Jack Kornfield's A Path with Heart has been acclaimed as the most significant book yet about American Buddhism-a definitive guide to the practice of traditional mindfulness in America today. On this audio edition, Kornfield teaches the key principles of Buddhism's cherished vipassana (insight) tradition and puts them into direct service, with the unique needs of the contemporary seeker in mind.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

A wonderful writer - completely quotable for sermons! - Goodreads
Jack Kronfield is easy to read, and very acessable. - Goodreads
i really liked the tone and the pace of this book. - Goodreads
Great insight into life. - Goodreads
I need to have it for good reference material. - Goodreads
His writing is so full of compassion and understanding! - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Jim Morris - Goodreads

This is an excellent introduction to some basic Buddhist concepts and some exercises to get you started. Jack Kornfield is both a Buddhist and a PhD psychologist, and a kind and gentle man. So he is well suited to this task. Read full review

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

User Review  - Christa - Goodreads

Second time around even better. Read full review



84 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Giving The Love That Heals

Limited preview - 1998
All Book Search results »

About the author (1993)

Jack Kornfield, the bestselling author of several books, including "A Path with Heart" and "Buddha's Little Instruction Book, " is a founder of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Christina Feldman is the author of "Woman Awake" and, like Kornfield, is an internationally recognized Buddhist teacher who leads spiritual retreats around the world.

Bibliographic information