Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

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Shambhala Publications, Dec 6, 2011 - Religion - 304 pages
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If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. 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 world

Bringing 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.
 

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Contents

2 The Art of Awakening
10
3 A Mind Like Sky
16
4 Realizing Our Full Potential
22
5 Make Your Heart a Zone of Peace
36
6 Our Children Will Learn What They Live
40
7 The Art of Forgiveness
53
Taking Up the Spiritual Path
58
8 Spiritual Initiation
60
Practicing the Dharma in the West
190
17 American Buddhism
192
18 This Fantastic Unfolding Experiment
210
19 Sex Lives of the Gurus
225
20 Drugs and Spiritual Practice
234
21 Even the Best Meditators Have Old Wounds to Heal
245
22 The Sure Hearts Release
250
23 Enlightenments
258

9 Perils Promises and Spiritual Emergency on the Path
72
10 The Near Enemies of Awakening
102
11 The Bodhisattva Way
110
12 Samadhi
125
13 Spiritual Maturity
132
Lessons from Modern Masters
146
14 Natural Freedom of the Heart
148
15 The Inspiration of Dipa Ma Barua
166
16 Holding the Banner of the Dharma
174
Practices
267
24 Take the One Seat
268
25 Forgiveness Meditation
270
26 Lovingkindness Meditation Metta
272
Credits
276
About the Author
280
Back Cover
282
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Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to have brought Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and PeaceMeditation for Beginners; and The Wise Heart.

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