Teachings of the Buddha

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Jack Kornfield, Gil Fronsdal
Shambhala Publications, 2007 - Philosophy - 217 pages
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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

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User Review  - dean_p - LibraryThing

One of the best pocket books and indeed books in general summing up some of the main teachings and texts in Buddhism across all three schools of thought (Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana). Although some ... Read full review

Nice book

User Review  - shamell - Overstock.com

I love love love Buddha so this was a great book especially for my spouse because he doesnt understand meditation or Buddha Read full review


Editors Preface xi11
Parable of the Arrow 26
Look Within 86

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About the author (2007)

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 Peace; Meditation for Beginners; and The Wise Heart.

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