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

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Rider, 1993 - Meditation - 352 pages
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Written by a teacher, psychologist and meditation master of international renown, this warm, inspiring, expert but instantly accessible book covers a wide range of essential issues, including many rarely addressed in spiritual books. From dealing with compassion addiction and psychological and emotional healing, to dealing with problems involving relationships and sexuality to the creation of zen-like simplicity and balance in all facets of life, it speaks to the concerns of many modern spiritual seekers, both those beginning on the path and those with years of experience. A PATH WITH HEART is filled with practical techniques, guided meditations, stories, koans and other gems of wisdom and illustrated by the profound - and sometimes humourous - experiences of the author, his friends and fellow seekers. The reader is guided through the obstacles and trials of spiritual and contempoorary life to attain a clarity of perception and a sense of the sacred in everyday experiences. This is a wise and gentle guidebook for a deeper, more satisfying odyssey into the world.

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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

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About the author (1993)

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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