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

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 21, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 384 pages
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A guide to reconciling Buddhist spirituality with the American way of life addresses the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world and offers guidance for bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday experience.
 

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User Review  - gratefulyoga - LibraryThing

Another great introduction to Buddhism. Kornfield presents the teachings in a direct manner with lots of illustrative stories and metaphors. This is much more than meditation instruction. He shows how we can live with more mindfulness and compassion in all parts of our life. Read full review

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User Review  - etsmith - LibraryThing

How do we connect the pieces of our lives in a way that makes sense of our relationship to those we love, our communities and the world? This is the ultimate spiritual question. Kornfield went off to ... Read full review

Contents

Did I Love Well?
11
Stopping the War
22
Take the One Seat
31
Necessary Healing
40
Mindfulness of Breathing
56
Turning Straw into Gold
71
Naming the Demons
83
Difficult Problems and Insistent Visitors
102
No Self or True Self?
198
Generosity Codependence and Fearless
215
Finding and Working with
228
Psychotherapy and Meditation
244
Problems with
254
The Heart Is Our Garden
272
An Undivided Heart
287
SPIRITUAL MATURITY
309

Kundalini and Other
119
Expanding and Dissolving the Self Dark Night
135
A Lamp Unto Ourselves
157
Accepting the Cycles of Spiritual Life
171
No Boundaries to the Sacred
184
The Great Song
322
Enlightenment Is Intimacy with All Things
332
APPENDIX Insight Meditation Teachers Code of Ethics
340
Glossary
348
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Jack Kornfield is an internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master, and a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Northern California. A former Buddhist monk, he holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include A Path with Heart, Buddha's Little Instruction Book, and After the Ecstasy.

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