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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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  - Marshall - Goodreads

A pretty good book about spirituality in general and Insight Meditation in particular. I was impressed with how thorough this book is, going beyond the basics, offering plenty of good advice along the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

One of the best books I've ever read. A must read for anyone who wants to explore meditation and self-understanding, as well as relationships with others and the world. His writing style is so easy to relate to as are the many stories and anecdotes that he shares. 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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About the author (2009)

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.

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