After The Ecstasy, The Laundry

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Ebury Publishing, Dec 26, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 336 pages
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Most accounts of spiritual enlightenment end at the moment of illumination. But what happens after that? What is life like after the ecstasy? How do we live our understanding with a full heart? In this unique mix of practical and spiritual wisdom Jack Kornfield, author of the bestselling A PATH WITH HEART and one of the most respected Buddhist meditation teachers in the West, sets out to answer these crucial questions. Drawing on discussions with abbots, lamas and Western meditation masters, Kornfield describes with refreshing honesty their different experiences of the moment of enlightenment and what life lessons they - and we - can learn from these - as each of us seeks to fulfil the true path of compassion on earth.

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After the ecstasy, the laundry: how the heart grows wise on the spiritual path

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Kornfield, a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society, is one of the seminal figures in the introduction and development of Theravada Buddhist practice in the West. At first glance, this ... Read full review

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Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught around the world since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of the Spirit Rock Center. He lives in northern California.

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